We are all endangered species: lessons from Portugal

10.July 2018

by Henrique Tereno

We live in a connected world, that is no secret. Everything we hear and see can be shared in a split second, thanks to new technologies. Precisely because we live in a ‘shared’ world, we are more conscious of the problems that our planet is facing and more aware of the fact that the actions we take in one place can have consequences in other parts of the world. A connected world also means that there is a need for a global, ecological mindset, with policies and politicians that work towards a common sustainable future.

How Sweden tackles environmental challenges

05. July 2018

by Kawthar Karout

The world’s greenest country (6)

In September 2015, the world’s countries gathered in New York at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit and agreed on 17 goals and 169 sub-goals as part of the new global agenda on sustainable development. These objectives cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: social, economic and environmental. At that time, Sweden was already a step ahead. Back in 1999, Sweden had adopted 16 environmental goals that covered different aspects of environmental protection, with the aim of achieving them by 2020.

Civic Act’s second workshop in Novi Sad

Civic Act goes to Serbia! On 14 June, the project Civic Act organised its second workshop in Novi Sad, Serbia. The purpose of the activity was to empower 20 students aged between 15 and 18 to become agents of change in their local community. The one-day workshop took place at the "Svetozar Markovic” grammar school in … Continue reading Civic Act’s second workshop in Novi Sad

How the migration crisis has challenged the free movement of people in Europe

12. June 2018

by Anna Saraste

At first, I see only barbed wire and then, walking through the front gates, people from all corners of the globe. A dirty, smelling stream of a liquid dimly resembling water runs down the street. Inside the camp, people huddle together in make-shift homes. One tent can hold up to ten people, daily food rations can only be obtained after queuing for hours. Up until few weeks ago, over 3,000 people had to share a single shower.