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ENPACT

También en Ferrol.

The EU TEENS4Green project has been launched as an apparent response to the needs of the current situation. It offers an opportunity for teens to take ownership and become actors of change while proposing actions to help build a green recovery in their region and hence contribute to the good governance of the Cohesion policy. By allocating grants to teens to contribute to advancing the green transition in their regions, this project is a call to action to allow youth-led actions to grow locally and contribute to unleashing the potential of the young generation when it comes to their engagement and mobilisation in society.

ENPACT tries to educate and engage Ferrol´s locals across different age groups in a sustainable future. Activities target urgent environmental challenges like plastic pollution, offering possibilities for action. Ferrol’s youth is often neglected because it makes up a relatively small group of the area’s population and there aren’t that many possibilities to activate young people. For these reasons, we here at Xeracion developed a project like ENPACT, which anticipates including and educating Ferrol´s inhabitants about the transition to a sustainable future. In a time period of one year, the project team will implement multiple activities, with the objective of making the local people aware of the impact of climate change and the environmental changes in Ferrol.

Actions

Breakfast with candidates

At the beginning of April, as the first action of ENPACT, we organised the “Breakfast with Candidates” to create a space for dialogue and exchange between young people and the political representatives who were competing for the mayor’s office in Ferrol. We invited the three main contenders: Ivan Rivas from BNG, Angel Mato from PSOE and Rey Varela from PP.

Each of them had a separate session with 10–20 young participants who asked them about their views on youth participation, youth perspectives and environmental challenges in the city. The format of each session was simple: The candidate had five minutes to present their program, followed by a discussion on the topics they had mentioned.

At the end, they had to answer questions from our question pool, which we collected beforehand from young people who could not attend the events but still wanted to have their voices heard. We felt that the meetings were a success in engaging more young people in the local elections and connecting them with the politicians. The youngsters had a chance to voice their concerns about the environment and other issues that matter to them in Ferrol, which is a city that faces many challenges and needs more participation from the youth.

The politicians appreciated the opportunity to hear from the youth and learn from their perspectives, which can be hard to reach otherwise in Ferrol.

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Forest reconstruction

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Window exhibition Ferrol

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TrashUre Hunt