Date(s) - 11/10/2021 - 17/10/2021
Our lives depend on food and we need to ensure that we use it responsibly. Food waste is a significant concern, data in the EU shows that around 88 million tonnes of food waste are generated in a year and the cost associated is of 143 billion euros (FUSIONS, 2016). Globally, it is reported that 1/3 of the food produced for human consumption ends up as waste (FAO, 2011). According to the report ”Estimates of European food waste levels” of FUSIONS for the European Commission, the main place where food waste occurs is the household. Therefore, this project aims to raise awareness among youth participants about the problem of food waste and the need to promote sustainable consumption, starting from their daily environment which is at home.
Project Goals & Objectives
- To raise awareness among the youth participant s about the problem of food waste in the EU and globally;
- To raise awareness among the youth participant s about innovative businesses : recycling, reuse and upcycling;
- To encourage youth participant s to reflect on the possible solutions and strategies to reduce food waste starting from their daily habits;
- To encourage youth participant s to reflect on the possible solutions and strategies to prevent food waste;
Youth exchange is for young people above 18 years of age. Participants will be from Italy , Romania , Spain , Portugal , Lithuania and Slovakia . There will be 5 participants from each country.