A Pan-European campaign to build a better future for climate-induced migrants, the human face of climate change
Project Fact Sheet
Duration: 40 months
Start date: 15 January 2020
Countries: 13 + 10 EU Member States
Case study Countries: Senegal, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Guatemala
Budget: € 10,252,681 Total (90% EU contribution)
Main Results and Activities
R1. Evidence-based narrative developed on climate change impacts as one key driver for migration, highlighting the interconnection to the current development model, our economic system and our own lifestyle.
- 4 Case Studies in Senegal, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Guatemala on climate change-induced migration.
- 1 Comparative survey among 23 EU Member States on the knowledge of the nexus between migration, climate change and the current economic model among EU citizens aged 16-35.
- 1 Report on Human Economy: policy proposals to foster socially and ecologically fair production and distribution of goods and services.
- Trainings/workshops of stakeholders and multipliers on evidence-based findings and the nexus between migration, climate change and the current economic model.
- Evidence-based findings dissemination through online and offline tools.
R2. Young people are made aware of their role and responsibilities on human-induced climate change root causes and its consequences in terms of forced displacement and irregular migration.
- Preparatory work, trainings and organization of local and national debates in schools and universities.
- Final Pan-European Debate Contest in Brussels and event at EU Parliament.
- Field trips of debate finalists and influencers in case study countries and shooting of a web-series for the communication campaign.
- Youth Association Mobilisation through financial support to third parties to multiply impact of the campaign.
R3. A focused, strategic, participatory and innovative Pan-European communication campaign carried out in the whole EU and particularly in 23 MS inlcuding Southern and Eastern Europe.
- Coordinated online and offline communication activities (i.e. spots, social experiments, contests) to target youth (16-35 years).
- A Pan-European Street Action Tour: performative arts and innovation technology to raise awareness on climate change-induced migration in the main squares of European Cities.
- TedX talks in Bologna, Brussels, Nicosia and Vienna.
- Sub-granting to run the campaign in +10 EU Member States and multiply impact of the campaign.
R4. Youth actively involved in advocacy actions calling for a more sustainable model including climate change mitigation measures and specific protection schemes for climate migrants.
- Youth delegations at milestone events e.g. PreCOP, YouthCOP, COP26.
- Advocacy work towards: EU Presidency countries; European Coalition of Cities Against Racism (ECCAR) Assembly, UN, cities and local governments, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and policy-makers.
- Spokesperson tours from case study countries at main advocacy events.
- 1 Petition with youth ambassadors.
The Pan-European Campaign
The long-term goal of the #ClimateOfChange Communication Campaign is to reach young EU citizens and provide them with the tools to become the protagonists of a Pan-European movement. A movement of informed and aware people ready to undergo a behavioural change towards a sustainable and responsible life-style. A movement aiming to contrast the effects of climate change and support development policies to address global warming, recognising the latter as a main driver of migration and forced displacement of populations.
The communication campaign will underline how a behavioural change is necessary to improve the living conditions of citizens, especially of youth asking for a better future at European and global level. Nevertheless, the underlying idea guiding all efforts to reach this goal is that working towards contrasting Climate Change will not become a realistic objective only through a change in individual behaviour but that a joint effort of active citizens, decision-makers and policies is necessary. The mainstreaming of environmental and migration issues in all aspects of society and the involvement of new actors working towards sustainability play a key role in reaching the campaign’s long-term goal.
- Project leader: WeWorld GVC – Italy
- Action Aid Hellas – Greece
- Alianza por la Solidaridad – Spain
- Bulgarian Environmental Partnership Foundation (BEPF) – Bulgaria
- Buy Responsibly Foundation Poland – Poland
- Municipality of Bologna – Italy
- European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) – France/Belgium
- European Environmental Bureau (EEB) – Belgium
- Forum für internationale entwicklung + planung (finep) – Germany
- Hungarian Baptist Aid (HBAID) – Hungary
- Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr (IMVF) – Portugal
- Oxfam Deutschland – Germany
- Slovenian Global Action (SLOGA) – Slovenia
- Südwind – Austria
- University of Bologna – Italy
- Research Centre for Social Work and Social Policy (RCSWSP), University of Nicosia – Cyprus
- A.C.A.B.A.S – Italy
- Alleanza Italiana per lo sviluppo sostenibile (ASviS) – Italy
- Associazione Noi del Tosi – Italy
- Austrian National Youth Council (ÖJV) – Austria
- Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar – Senegal
- Fairtrade Polska – Poland
- Mekelle University – Ethiopia
- Municipality of Milan – Italy
- National Youth Network (bOJA) – Austria
- Polish Council of Youth Organisations (PROM) – Poland
„End Climate Change, Start Climate of Change #ClimateOfChange. A Pan-European campaign to build a better future for climate-induced migrants, the human face of climate change” Project is funded by the European Union under the DEAR programme.