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The outcomes of “Know your grassroots” international environmental project!

The environmental project “Know your grassroots” was held in Kilkenny, Ireland from April 1-7. The project was organized by Youth and Environment Europe (YEE) and brought together 23 youngsters from 11 countries to discuss and exchange knowledge on grassroots and especially environmental grassroots movements.

Karen Vardanyan, a member of the Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia (FYCA), presented Armenia and the organization in the project.

The objectives of the seminar were the following: - Discuss the environmental problems that the world faces - Provide information on environmental grassroots movements - Learn how to start/lead a movement - Emphasis on the role of youth-run environmental organizations in making changes - Inspire youngsters to work towards change - Provide practical knowledge to achieve the desired successful results

The last stage of the seminar became prominent with the realization of a local environmental movement. It was aimed at supporting the local initiative called “Keep Kilkenny Beautiful!”.