"Green Innovation and Circular Economy (GICE)". Douple TC in Athens, Greece and Cyprus

Updated: Apr 14

Project Name: Green Innovation and Circular Economy (GICE).

Duration: 1st of February 2022 – 31 of December 2022

Activity: Training at Greece and Cyprus of 36 youth workers (4 youth workers from each organization) in Green Innovation with Non Formal Educational Activities, creating green projects or companies and spreading green ideas to all organisation during the mean time between the 2 trainings. Green projects will be worked according to the timetable of program in the mean time between the trainings and will be represented to the second training according to the scuedule.

Applicant Organisation: INSTITOUTO POLITISMOU LAOGRAFIAS ATHLITISMOU KAI NEON TEHNOLOGION (Greece), Dimitrios Souliotis email: inplanetgreece@gmail.com

Coordinating organisation: Active Cypriot Programs and European Learning Into Acceptance, ACPELIA, email: acpeliacy@gmail.com

1st Training: Greece, 30 of July till 4 of August 2022 (6 days training, excluding travelling days)

Accomodation: “Mpafi” Refuge, Parnitha, https://www.mpafi.gr/en/refuge/

Hosting Organisation: INSTITOUTO POLITISMOU LAOGRAFIAS ATHLITISMOU KAI NEON TEHNOLOGION (Greece),

2nd Training: Cyprus, 23 to 29 of October 2022 (7 days training, excluding travelling days)

Accommodation: Hylatio Tourist Village, Pissouri, Limassol, Cyprus, www.hylatio.com.cy

Applicant Organisation: Active Cypriot Programs and European Learning Into Acceptance, ACPELIA, email: acpeliacy@gmail.com, www.acpelia.org



4 youth workers from our organization will take place to the program. Travelling food and accommodation all are payed from the program (For an application you must be member of our organization, if you want to apply for membership you can go for the application to the link: https://www.acpelia.org/be-a-member).



Main Idea

GICE is a project which will bring together 40 youth workers (9 organizations from 4 youth workers each organization in each training and 4 trainers/stakeholders) to enhance mainly their entrepreneurship skills and environmental awareness. It is a fact that youth unemployment in Europe is high, limiting the opportunities young people must develop themselves and their competences. Moreover, Environmental downgrading is something concerning European Union and other countries. Also, as we can see in all over Europe discrimination, refugees that are coming from everywhere in Europe, racism between them religion and national discrimination, all these are coming to people through the discrimination also of the environment so all these we will try to make them common for all European young people. Main aim of GICE is to contribute to the development and evolvement of young people from Europe while diminishing the environmental impact of human activities by enhancing the Green Entrepreneurship among young people and facing the problem of the discrimination also between people and people with environment.




Specific objectives of the project GICE are:

• Promotion of Green Innovation among youth workers

• Enhance the sense of initiative, responsibility and entrepreneurship

• Reduce youth unemployment, increase of youth participation in the labour market

• Promote Non-Formal Educational methods for Green Innovation projects or companies among the partners organisations.

• Increase European Dimension between youth workers and partners organisations

• Raise awareness about environmental pollution

• Promote international collaboration

• Work through discrimination of environment so to be able to reduce discrimination on people


Circular Economy and Green Innovation

Managing the life cycle of natural resources, from extraction through the design and manufacture of products, to what is considered as waste is essential to green growth and part of developing a resource-efficient, circular economy where nothing is wasted. Smarter design allowing products to be repaired, re-used, remanufactured and then recycled again should become the norm.

It's good for business, citizens and nature. The European Commission promotes resource efficiency, encourages eco-innovation, provides tools that can help you recognize green products and supports eco-friendly, innovative businesses.

A greener economy means new growth and job opportunities. Eco-design, eco-innovation, waste prevention and the reuse of raw materials can bring net savings for EU businesses of up to EUR 600 billion. Additional measures to increase resource productivity by 30 % by 2030 could boost GDP by nearly 1 %, while creating 2 million additional jobs. It also benefits the environment and reduces Europe's greenhouse gas emissions.

The Europe 2020 Strategy is the Commission's strategy for smart, inclusive and sustainable growth. The Commission actively supports businesses, administrations and consumers so that together, we can turn the Union into a resource-efficient, green, and competitive low-carbon economy. This is one of the three objectives of the 7th Environment Action Programme. To get growing again and create new jobs, while contributing to the global Sustainable Development Goals, Europe cannot afford to waste this opportunity.

The Circular Economy package can help us achieve green growth for Europe. Find out more about the many benefits of a circular economy and the measures the EU is taking to develop it.




Aplication for Interest of Participation: https://forms.gle/BZ7oGkWcmHt9QduL7

If you want to be a candidate of our program please complete the application form and don't forget to complete the membership form if you are not a member of our organisation. Link for completing the application of membership: https://www.acpelia.org/be-a-member


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