Learning Mobility in Times of Climate Change (LEMOCC)
The global development of climate change has recently brought the discussion about the harmful effects of travelling on the climate to the fore. For young people, this topic needs to be taken into account in different aspects of their lives including youth mobility. Consequently, youth work and youth mobility for learning purposes have been increasingly affected by questions of environmental compatibility and sustainability. Not only travelling can be made more sustainable, but youth exchanges can also apply sustainable principles in the implementation of the exchange-program itself.
The topic has also been taken up politically at various occasions in recent years: It is present both at European and international level, e.g. in the Sustainable Development Goals, the EU programme generation 2021-2027 and the European Green Deal.
The project has the following objectives:
The project is implemented together with national and international partners. 17 organizations from the fields of international youth work and environmental protection as well as some public institutions from Germany, China, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain and Turkey are involved.
The project consists of several elements. The central element is the youth survey, which will be conducted together with researchers from the Institute for Social and Organisational Pedagogy at the University of Hildesheim under the direction of Prof. Dr. Schröer. In 2021, an online survey among young people in the participating partner countries is planned. This will be followed in autumn by international focus groups where individual topics and questions will be discussed in depth.
In 2022, the partners involved will work together with researchers and young people to develop recommendations for practice and politics based on the results of the youth survey. In addition to these recommendations, information on good practice, framework conditions and individual actors in the field of climate-sensitive international youth work from all 7 partner countries will be made available to interested organisations.
International Youth Policy Cooperation