Sustaining our Future

Sustaining our Future

Flagship Project for 2008/2009

Website:

www.projects.aegee.org/sustaining

Blog:

www.sufunews.blogspot.com

Basic information

Established: 2008

Ended in: 2009

Main aims:

  • Raise understanding of the importance of sustainable development among European youth and their communities at large, for their lives and future.
  • Encourage European youth to join and contribute to the dialogues and decisions on sustainable future of European societies.
  • Act on and promote alternative and sustainable living solutions for personal and social environmental responsibility.

History:

This Flagship Project for the years 2008 and 2009, initiated and carried out by a multicultural team consisting of young people from different parts of Europe, aimed to raise knowledge and involvement of European youth and their communities in the topic of sustainable development.

The project consisted of local, intermediate and European level different activities like training courses, case study visits, action days, youth exchanges, surveys and conferences focusing on following components: European citizenship, education for sustainable development, sustainable living solutions and consumption patterns and social responsability of European youth organisations. Non-formal education methods and cross-cultural learning were used as main elements to reach our aims.

Events and activities:

  • AEGEE Think Tank: Create and In(ter)novate!
  • Sustainable SCANdinavia
  • European Day of Environment
  • Danube – let if flow!
  • Sustainable event organisation case studies
  • SuFu and the City

Publications:

Sustaining our Future Results Booklet

Sustaining our Future was AEGEE’s Flagship Project in 2008/2009. This project, initiated and carried out by a multicultural team consisting of young people from different parts of Europe, aimed to raise the knowledge and involvement of European youth and their communities in the topic of sustainable development. This booklet compiles the results of all subactions and events carried out in the framework of this project.

Youth Think Tank “Create and In(ter)novate!”

The Think Tank organised in Brussels by AEGEE was intended to bring together 50 young people from all around Europe to define new, innovative and workable ideas to solve existing issues in sustainability. The heart of the think tank were the companies and institutions that posed cases: real, existing questions that they encountered and would like to have a fresh view or solution for. This booklet sums up the event and provides the reader also with the description of the case studies as well as the solutions developed during the Think Tank.