Joint students' initiatives from cross-border regions addressing nature protection in Strandja Mountain

Project code:CB005.1.12.082
Project call:CB005.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.2. Improving the capacity for nature protection, sustainable use and management of common natural resources through cooperation initiatives in the cross-border area
Type of project:Soft
Project duration in months:15
Project final contract amount:116114.11 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:21.03.2017
Project end date:20.06.2018
Project intervention field:085 Protection and enhancement of biodiversity, nature protection and green infrastructure
Project summary:

The project aims to increase the awareness of students, parents and teachers in Bourgas (Bulgaria) and Suloglu (Turkey) for nature protection by sustainable using and management of common natural resources through implementation of joint interactive and educational activities.

Within the project it is envisaged creation of clubs of interests as an interactive and practical tool for improving the capacity in nature protection and sustainable use and management of natural resources of students from both schools. It will be also organized students eco academy and eco tours for students and parents from the cross-border region and creation of joint website for cooperation and sharing best practices and results from the trainings in nature protection and using of natural resources.

During the project implmentation it will be conducted eco photo contest and exhibition of items created by natural crafts. Information campaigns about sustainable using and management of natural resources and nature protection are envisaged from both sides of the border. For the needs of the project both schools will deliver equipment for eco training laboratories.

The implementation of the project will contribute to increasing the level of environmental protection in the cross-border region through formation of “green” conscience among students, which will encourage their motivation to put into practice the acquired skills and experience in the field of nature conservation.

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Leading partner
“Vassil Levski“ Primary School of Bourgas, Bulgaria
Suloglu Primary School
Suloglu District Governorship