The European Green Deal is a response to the current climate and environmental challenges.DEAL4EU is a network of 8 different European towns that will promote Green Deal values, objectives, and policies among youngsters in order to make them Green ambassadors in their own home territories. At this regard, DEAL4EU aims to disseminate the Green Deal among youngsters, improve awareness about environmental and climatic issues, improve knowledge about the role of the European citizens in the Green Deal, and create synergies among European territories and citizens to protect, conserve and enhance the EU’s natural capital, and protect the health and well-being of citizens from environment-related risks and impacts.
Eight thematic international meetings will be organized in Catral (Spain), Berlin (Germany), Novo Mesto (Slovenia), Larnaka (Cyprus), Leeuwarden (Netherlands), and Sofia (Bulgaria), Herceg Novi(Montenegro), and Roma (Italy). The key players will be young citizens from each target territory, who will work with experts (i.e. academic professors, bloggers, journalists, etc.) in order to learn about the EU environmental policies and strategies and how to participate in the civic life, become European ambassadors about green strategies in their home town. DEAL4EU aims to involve directly 400 participants and indirectly 20,000 participants.
DEAL4EU is elaborated as a “journey of self-discovery” where “pilgrims” through events will determine their own identity about EU GreenDeal. It will be based on:-3 events as the “wondering phase,” in which participants will explore the EU Green Deal strategy;-3 events as the “construction phase” in which participants will reflect on solutions on common challenges and their own civic role;-2 events as “awareness phase” in which participants will promote Green Deal strategy through strong dissemination activities, promoting also their own messages as EU Green Ambassadors