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Digital Waste

Eco-Digital Literacy and Citizenship for Our Planet and Future

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About Digital Waste

Eco-Digital Literacy and Citizenship for Our Planet and Future (Digital Waste) with number 2021-1-TR01-KA220-YOU-000028571 is an Erasmus+ KA220 Strategic Partnership for Youth project aimed at combating digital waste through transnational cooperation and developing youth skills in digital literacy and ecology.

The project is funded by the Turkish National Agency and partners with Solution: Solidarité & Inclusion (France), Aie Serve (Lebanon), Universitatea „Ovidius” din Constanța (Romania) and Embaixada da Juventude (Portugal), Mardin Artuklu University, İdareci ve Bürokratlar Birliği Derneği, Bilgi Paylaşım Topluluğu and Ankara Siyasal ve Ekonomik Araştırmalar Merkezi Derneği (ASEM) from Turkey. Under the coordination of ASEM, the project aims to raise awareness, build attitudes, and foster active citizenship among young people and partner organizations on the issues of digital waste and climate change. To achieve these goals, the project implemented various activities and produced a Need Analysis Report, Mobile Application, Guidebook, and Short Documentaries in six different languages including Turkish, English, Arabic, French, Romanian, and Portuguese. Partner organizations worked with formal and non-formal organizations and institutions to disseminate project results and outcomes to policy makers and raise public awareness. Throughout the project, four TPMs and three LTT activities were carried out to produce outputs, train young workers on the issue, and develop green and gender-neutral skills and competencies.

Our Objective

The project aims to tackle the challenge of digital waste and take urgent actions to combat it through transnational and international cooperation. It aims to contribute to the development of youth skills in digital literacy and ecology, which are vital for our planet and humanity. The project will address digital waste by developing strategies to prevent non-amendable consequences, and by fostering the skills of youth workers in digital literacy and ecology, making them digital natives who are more responsive and engaged in this issue. The project also plans to raise awareness and build positive attitudes among youth workers, enabling them to prevent the non-amendable consequences of digital transformation and to combat climate change in the path to a climate-neutral planet.

To achieve this goal, the project will strengthen the active citizenship of youth and engage young people and partner organizations to take urgent actions. It aims to raise awareness about digital waste and its non-amendable effects on our planet, promoting transnational and international cooperation in the path towards digital transformation.