Youth Against Plastic — Denmark


ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course

Venue: Ganløse, Denmark

Dates: 21—30 August 2023

Czech team: 3 participants

Please read the info-pack. 

Hosting organisation: Copenhagen Youth Network

Project report:

The Erasmus+ project in Denmark focused on addressing the pressing issue of plastic pollution and exploring innovative strategies to mitigate its impact on the environment. It brought together a diverse group of students and educators from various European countries. The primary goal was to engage in collaborative discussions and practical activities centered on plastic pollution and its adverse effects on the planet.

The project had several key objectives:
– Raise Awareness: To increase awareness among participants and the local community about the environmental consequences of plastic pollution.
– Knowledge Sharing: To exchange knowledge and best practices on plastic waste reduction and management.
– Innovative Solutions: To brainstorm and develop innovative solutions for reducing plastic consumption and pollution.
The Erasmus+ project in Denmark featured a diverse range of activities that engaged participants in both practical experiences and informative presentations:
– Participants attended workshops that delved into the science of plastics, examining their composition, degradation processes, and environmental impact. Experts in the field shared insights into the current state of plastic pollution globally.
– Copenhagen Cleanup Campaign: One of the project’s most impactful activities was a cleanup campaign held in Copenhagen. Participants actively contributed to the local community by collecting and properly disposing of plastic waste along the city’s waterfront. This hands-on experience not only raised awareness about the immediate effects of pollution but also fostered a sense of responsibility among participants.

– Presentations on National Approaches: Each participating country was tasked with presenting how their respective nations approached plastic pollution. These presentations included insights into government policies, recycling programs, public awareness campaigns, and innovative initiatives aimed at reducing plastic waste. This sharing of knowledge allowed participants to learn from each other’s successes and challenges.

The Erasmus+ project in Denmark achieved several notable outcomes:
– Increased Awareness: Participants gained a deeper understanding of the global plastic pollution crisis and its local impacts.

– Knowledge Exchange: Valuable knowledge and best practices were shared among participants, fostering cross-cultural learning.

– Community Engagement: The project successfully connected with local communities, promoting sustainable practices and inspiring action.

In conclusion, the Erasmus+ project in Denmark was a transformative experience that left a lasting impact on both the environment and the participants. Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this project, from the insightful workshops and collaborative activities to the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Meeting fascinating people who shared a passion for environmental conservation was one of the most rewarding aspects of the project. The exchange of ideas, experiences, and solutions has not only enriched my knowledge but has also forged lasting connections that extend beyond borders.

Given the chance, I would eagerly participate in such a project again. The Erasmus+ experience in Denmark has not only deepened my commitment to addressing plastic pollution but has also ignited a desire to continue working towards a cleaner, more sustainable planet. I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to future initiatives that aim to make a positive difference in our world.


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