Editorial by the project co-ordinator
Introductory word - Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport
About the project
China Youth Centre for International Exchange
EU-China Year of Youth
Youth in Action programme
Local projects prepared by young people
Czech team part of Europe – China - Earth
China – the leader of green energy?
Chinese New Year celebrated in the Czech Republic, Lenka Rejzkova
Party Green in Prague
Shanghai – Hradec – Earth
Photomarathon presented environmental problems in Prague
What do people in the UK think about climate change?
Chinese environmental night in Oxford
Chinese day in Arry
French team promotes permaculture
Young Chinese from Xiamen help Coca Cola reuse water
Xiamen team looks into aquaculture
Europe – China – Earth on the International Youth Summit on Energy
and Climate Change in Beijing Green Carnival at Peking University
Local Project Team in Ningxia
Young people promote alternative energy in Ningxia
Ningxia team takes action!
in their own local communities. Thousands of other young people, youth workers, political representatives and other stakeholders were reached through various activities of the project. The main activities foreseen through the project included regular meetings of the local project teams, the Kick-Off Seminar in Beijing, the Euro-Chinese Youth Conference in Xiamen, China, local pilot projects organised by young people, online workshops through video conferences, the Evaluation and Networking Conference in the Czech Republic and many other activities. The Europe – China – Earth was an ambitious project that aimed: To raise young people’s awareness about EU-China relations and engage them in promoting partnership between the EU and China To promote the EU-China Year of Youth as well as mutual co-operation among young people, youth organisations, decision-makers, political representatives and media and achieve an extensive and positive impact on Europe and China To create a network of organisations with a common philosophy and aims and sustainable partnership leading to further follow-up projects beyond 2011 EU-China Year of Youth To promote/encourage the mobility of young people from different countries and to foster mutual understanding and build up friendships between young people from Europe and China To promote awareness among young people and general public about global environmental challenges and sustainable development To empower young people, particularly disadvantaged ones, and give them tools and opportunities for active participation in facing global environmental challenges
One interesting idea was brought forward by the student. Can the water be used for washing cars? The students went to do a survey about the process for water treatment in Coca Cola Company and the water used for washing cars in Xiamen. Some plans and feasibility report were put forward and the idea might be implemented in the end. This is an interesting example how a simple idea put forward by young people can make a change, help us save resources and support the environment. Xiamen team looks into aquaculture Aquaculture is one of the most important industries for farmers to earn money in Fujian Province where Xiamen is located. However, this has serious consequences for the environment if aquaculture is not conducted in an environmentally-friendly way. Young people from the Xiamen University who were involved in the Europe â€“ China â€“ Earth project decided to research more into integrated aquaculture and green farming. What is integrated aquaculture? Fish, shrimp, clams and sea grass are cultured in the same pond to set up a sustainable ecosystem. In this way, farmers can earn much more money as the survival rates for fish and shellfish increasing. And most importantly, it is also an environment friendly method of aquaculture. We decided to promote this method among farmers in Xiamen. The mix of economic and environmental benefits was a very big attraction for many of them and this concept is becoming popular in Xiamen.