Project information
Activation of young generation in the times of climate policy backlash in Central Europe (AGIT)

Project Identification
Project Period
10/2022 - 9/2024
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
European Union
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Law
Cooperating Organization
Comenius University in Bratislava
Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
Zwiazek Stowarzyszen Polska Zielona Siec
National society of conservationists
Klimatická žaloba ČR, z.s.
Association of Slovak agrarian and environmental lawyers

Numerous studies and data show that awareness of climate change and knowledge about European climate policy is low in Central European societies (especially among young people). The conservative environmental and climate policies of numerous states in the region, often combined with anti-EU rhetoric adopted by some politicians, only further contribute to this problem. Local leaders often try to shift the responsibility for the consequences of long-lasting mistakes in domestic economic policies onto the EU policy (particularly on the EU climate objectives). Climate education in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary is virtually non-existent at the school level, and young people often get their information from social media and available popular sources. If this education gap is complemented by regional attempts to restrict media freedom, a picture emerges of threats not only to the understanding and support of European climate policy in the region but to the promotion of fundamental European values in general. The project aims at a broad educational campaign on climate change and its consequences, the European Union's climate policy, and, finally, the instruments available to individuals to demand its implementation at the national level. The campaign is aimed at school and university students, as well as environmental and climate NGOs. In the latter case, training would take the form of practical workshops. The partners aim to reach and provide training to about 3.000 young participants in four countries in the region. The project is implemented by a network of NGOs from all participating countries with expert, organizational, and training support from public universities from these countries.

Sustainable Development Goals

Masaryk University is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to improve the conditions and quality of life on our planet by 2030.

Sustainable Development Goal No.  3 – Good health and well-being Sustainable Development Goal No.  4 – Quality education Sustainable Development Goal No.  5 – Gender equality Sustainable Development Goal No.  6 – Clean water and sanitation Sustainable Development Goal No.  7 – Affordable and clean energy Sustainable Development Goal No.  11 – Sustainable cities and communities Sustainable Development Goal No.  12 – Responsible consumption and production Sustainable Development Goal No.  13 – Climate action Sustainable Development Goal No.  14 – Life below water Sustainable Development Goal No.  15 – Life on land Sustainable Development Goal No.  16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions

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