Unite for Change: Navigating the Global Climate Emergency Together

Project MAD, Make a Difference! Empowering Youth Leaders for Environmental Sustainability of Local Communities

Unite for Change: Navigating the Global Climate Emergency Together

Project MAD, Make a Difference! Empowering Youth Leaders for Environmental Sustainability of Local Communities

What we’re doing

Project MAD – Make a Difference! involves young people in 3 different countries – Italy, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, strengthening their ability to become leaders in promoting sustainable development in their communities. It is co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, with ICEI as project leader and partners Ecowave Sri Lanka and CSDS Vietnam.

It creates opportunities for international cooperation, for the exchange, comparison and innovation of practices, developing alongside the skills of young people, youth workers and civil society organizations, united for making the difference in fighting global warming! Have a look at the Video Manifesto of the project.

  • Grow for making the difference: capacity building to develop young people’s skills

  • Collaborate for a better future: job shadowing in Vietnam and Sri Lanka and youth exchange in Vietnam and Italy to learn and share practices and ideas

  • Mobilizing for a sustainable future: support youth leaders in the design and implementation of activities to engage their peers and local communities, raising awareness on climate change and sustainable behaviours

  • Bring awareness to higher climate: communication campaigns designed and implemented by young people at local level in the 3 countries to raise awarenes on climate change and environmental problems

What we’re doing

Project MAD – Make a Difference! involves young people in 3 different countries – Italy, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, strengthening their ability to become leaders in promoting sustainable development in their communities. It is co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, with ICEI as project leader and partners Ecowave Sri Lanka and CSDS Vietnam.

It creates opportunities for international cooperation, for the exchange, comparison and innovation of practices, developing alongside the skills of young people, youth workers and civil society organizations, united for making the difference in fighting global warming!

  • Grow for making the difference: capacity building to develop young people’s skills

  • Collaborate for a better future: job shadowing in Vietnam and Sri Lanka and youth exchange in Vietnam and Italy to learn and share practices and ideas

  • Mobilizing for a sustainable future: support youth leaders in the design and implementation of activities to engage their peers and local communities, raising awareness on climate change and sustainable behaviours

  • Bring awareness to higher climate: communication campaigns designed and implemented by young people at local level in the 3 countries to raise awarenes on climate change and environmental problems

Let’s Make The Difference Together!

The journey of the young activists!

Thanks to the MAD – Make a difference! project, 3 groups of activists from 3 different countries, Italy, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, work together to share experiences and good practices, train on issues related to change climate change and strengthen the capacity to activate their communities from below. Have a look at their journey!

Climate emergency affects all of us

How to activate others for sustainable development?

Have a look at the Video Tutorial created by the local youth teams of MAD! Get tips on how to become a protagonist of sustainable initiatives in your community and join the fight against climate change!

Forging Paths!

Tackling the Climate change Emergency though local awareness campaigns

Methodological Fremework for Environmental Campaigning

Strategies used to activate others to drive change

Road to activism! How to activate
other young people! 

A Manual designed by young people.

Methodological Fremework for Environmental Campaigning

Strategies used to activate others to drive change

The MaD! project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, with ICEI as project leader and Ecowave in Sri Lanka and CSDS – The Center for Sustainable Development Studies in Vietnam as partners.