YANG.c.c. – “Youth as Agents to Negate Global climate change via visual means” is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.
Project Code: 2021-2-SE02-KA210-YOU-000048624
The project “Youth as Agents to Negate Global climate change via visual means” – aims to use animation technology to empower youth to be active on the field of climate change.
Our project wishes to address these points and contribute to increasing the awareness of young adults, in their own potential and capability of combating Climate Change. In order to do that, our project aims to provide the necessary knowledge of youth in creating short animation films to express their views. Animation is a quick and approachable means of letting people open up to each other, as well as connect them and allow them to present their views and worries or enhance their creativity and story-telling.
Creating animation videos and screenplay would be an incredible incentive for social change and the final result will be utilized as a means to promote youth participation in raising the public’s awareness and their active participation as citizens, providing them with the means to be involved or affect environmental governance.
Meet the partners
The partners within YANG C.C. have broad experience working with creative, social and cultural projects. We represent Sweden, Greece, and Bulgaria and are devoted to sustainability and social change.
Malmö Ideella (Sweden)
Malmö Ideella dates back to 1945 when the youth associations of Malmö united in order to support each other, to show their importance to the community and to speak with one voice. In 1975 Malmö’s growing number of immigrant associations organised in a similar fashion and in 2002 these two organisations joined forces, making Malmö Ideella the oldest and largest “trade union” for non-profit associations in Sweden. Any democratic non-profit association active in Malmö, are welcome to become a member of Malmö Ideella which is religiously and politically independent.
One of Malmö Ideella´s main tasks is to work on strengthening the associations resources and improve their conditions. The uniquely close cooperation with the municipality of Malmö is of great importance in this work.
Dracon Rules Design Studio (Greece)
Dracon Rules Design Studio is a non-profit non-government organization (Legal Status in Greece: Astiki Mi Kerdoskopiki Etaireia), aiming to promote board games and their benefits as tools in the education sector as well as within the society.
Our primary objective is the up-taking of activities that will contribute to the creation, forming, improvement, development, analysis, critique and dissemination of games as an educational and societal innovative tool for the transformation of education and forming of a new type of social relations based on equity and common effort, as well as the positive benefits of games in all their forms.
As an organization, we work on the fields of education and board game design, cooperating with public bodies and private organizations to further our main objective. We aim into participating into consortia requiring the unique skill-set required to integrate gaming into education as a tool, as well as other key areas (inclusion, equity, up-skilling etc).
Centre for Capacity Building and Empowerment (Sweden)
Centre for Capacity Building & Empowerment is youth and civil society organization, which connects active adventurous people together. We work mainly with young people, but also with youth workers, trainers and teachers and organizations active in non-formal education field and life-long learning. Our members have participated and organized different youth exchanges, seminars and training courses concerning equality, media impact, innovation, fight against racism & xenophobia, human rights, mobility and migration, environment protection and other issues.
Our volunteers gather every month to take up new ideas and think how to put them into practice. We sincerely believe that young people today can make a difference and we all work for this purpose. The organization is very keen to take part in Erasmus+ projects of European commission and have already shown keen interest.
Pnevma LLC (Bulgaria)
PNEVMA LLC is a research and educational organization located in Sofia, Bulgaria working in the field of education and specialized in the field of research and development. Our enterprise is composed by a high quality team of experienced academics, researchers, practitioners and volunteers with different educational backgrounds and professional experience committed at contributing to the implementation of large scale co-funded projects.
The organisation focuses on fostering social innovation that can bring positive change to local, national, regional and global levels. It works actively to address market, social, economic and cultural challenges, and collaborates with governments, local administrative agencies, NGOs, commercial entities, and educational institutions to achieve this. It has expertise in the fields of youth, adult and vocational education and training, labor market, sustainable development, education, training and e-learning, entrepreneurship, project management.
The project proposes two training courses. These training courses will be targeted at youth trainers mixed with youth learners (leaders), providing them with the necessary skill set needed to understand animation technology and its functions. Thereafter, these youth trainers assisted by the leaders will train youth on those topics locally, bringing their newly found skills to use, and guiding them to create short animation films on the topic of climate change and through the video’s publication.
First training course in Sofia, Bulgaria
The first LTTA of the Erasmus+ project YANGc.c.”Youth as Agents to Negate Global climate change via visual means”, took place in Sofia, Bulgaria between 7-11th of October 2022. The Activity presented the participants the topic of the use of Animation Techniques to help active youth to pass on messages on climate change via visual means.
During the meeting, the participants received a short introduction to film editing technology by Filip Donchev, filmmaker, actor and teacher, and were introduced to a set of skills needed in order to understand and be able to train others in the use of techniques related to animation as a means to empower youth to actively participate in the fight against environmental issues such as climate change.
Second training course in Malmö, Sweden
The Erasmus+ project "YangCC: Youth as Agents to Negate Global Climate Change via Visual Means" held its second Learning Teaching Training Activities (LTTA) event in Malmö, Sweden between May 5-9 of May 2023 at Föreningscenter Nobel 21 Malmö.
The Blended Activity Animation Technique was designed to facilitate the acquisition of a comprehensive set of competencies necessary to train and instruct others (young people) in the utilisation of animation techniques. This approach empowers young people to engage in the fight against environmental problems, such as climate change.
Over the course of the five-day meeting, Prof. Alexander Iliev, professor, actor and anthropologist, as well as Filip Donchev, a filmmaker, actor, and educator, introduced the attendees to an overview of Animation theory, history and hardware, film editing technology, climate change concepts, and practical demonstrations of animation and video creation. Additionally, they were introduced to fundamental concepts pertaining to climate change and the ways in which human actions contribute to it that helped them to create various animations and videos.