Zero in conduct: in-formative actions driven by young people, teachers and citizens to reduce environmental impact

Aim of the project is to provide tools and new spaces of dialogue in order to help the actors of the formal and informal field activate themselves through educational and training activities to fight climate change, after deeply understanding its mechanisms. The project wants to develop the transversal skills, to increase the cognitive, socio-emotional and behavioural dimension of the youngsters’ learning in order to make them protagonists of the ecological transition, thus to support the individual and collective change to create a more sustainable and just world. The Action engages educational and local institutions, young people and citizens.

The project consists in three main components/results:

  1. Young People and teachers gain more tools to understand Climate Change:
  2. Local institutions and CSOs increase their knowledge and ability to activate citizens, addressing them towards the ecological transition;
  3. Citizens are encouraged to participate in the ecological transition and the fight against Climate Change.

The project will develop Peer Education and Changemaker territorial paths. Both of them will allow the acquisition and the strengthening of information linked to local/national/global programs and strategies for ecological transition and the reduction of the environmental impact, active participation and decision-making processes. The understanding of these issues will allow young people to take action themselves, encourage their peers to be the protagonists of the ecological transition and local urban regeneration.

Young people will be engaged through exchange experiences such as The Climate Training Camp and the Open Call to Action. The Open Call to Action will allow them to send their ideas to answer the local environmental challenge. A commission of judges from the Bcorp and Benefit field, institutions and professionals of sustainability will evaluate them.

Local administrations and CSOs will be trained not only on policies and opportunities linked to the ecological transition but also on tools and good practices for youth and citizen engagement for a real participation in the decision-making processes.

Further beneficiaries of the training, at national level, will be the Teachers, who will receive information and materials to strengthen their knowledge and methodologies.

The project foresees, as a third result, a National Communication Campaign and Exchange initiatives promoted by the beneficiaries to make the citizens active members of the fight against climate change. To meet this goal, we also want to develop a Re-Granting activity to allow a selection of CSOs to develop their own local initiatives of awareness, advocacy and mobilization. The final national Event will be a further opportunity of exchange and dissemination at the institutional level.




  • 1.523.470 citizens
  • 20 organizations

697.457 EUR

2023 – 2024


Capacity building and professional training, Civil society, Education, Environment/Fight against climate change, Granting and Sub-granting

4 Quality Education SDGs Climate Action


15 consorzi finanziati

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15 consorzi finanziati

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15 consorzi finanziati

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  • €100.000

    valore progetto

  • 125

    alunni della scuola primaria

  • 250


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