“NG Europe”, is an international Erasmus project that empowers community leaders to take action on social and environmental issues.   The programme will empower individuals and leaders of community organisations to create new opportunities in their local area that will enable them to increase their impact in protecting their local environment.

NG Europe Erasmus Training Programme will do this by:

Inspiring environmental leadership in communities

Providing education  and training  for environmental leaders in their local communities

Empowering organisations to protect their local environment

NG Europe will engage with individuals and communities interested in green and social entrepreneurship training, helping them to develop their idea into a viable enterprise, which can act as a catalyst in creating social and environmental change.

Good Practices

Falling Fruit Ireland
Falling Fruit Ireland is a project to harvest the seasonal glut of local fruit (apples, pears, plums, nuts, etc.) and direct it to charities catering for those in need. It’s aims are to create practical solutions to the waste that can happen when households have gluts of fruit in their gardens; to re-connect people with local food and the local environment; to foster a healthy community spirit of sharing and care for the disadvantaged; to demonstrate just how much potential there is for feeding ourselves in cities and towns; to connect diverse groups of people through food sharing; to promote awareness and preparedness as we face into a future of food systems breaking down; to encourage healthy outdoor activity and contact with nature.
Accept interns
NO
Main Areas of intervention
Community Involvement Food Waste
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Fundación Oso Pardo (FOP)
The philosophy that guides the work of the FOP is based on the development of management experiences that demonstrate the viability of coexistence between human activities and a wild population of bears.
Accept interns
NO
Main Areas of intervention
Environmental Action Environmental Education
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Fundación Entretantos
Organization specialized in participation processes related to agrifood systems, sustainability and environment.
Accept interns
NO
Main Areas of intervention
Enviromental Awareness Community Involvement Supporting local producers/businesses
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Fundación para la Investigación en Etología y Biodiversidad, FIEB
The Foundation for Research in Ethology and Biodiversity (FIEB) is a non-profit organisation whose main mission is the protection of biodiversity based on three fundamental pillars: science, innovation and rigour. In this context, FIEB develops a wide variety of projects, depending on the needs faced by the field of conservation today and can focus on three lines of action: Conservation of Threatened Species, Wildlife Research and Ecological Restoration.
Accept interns
YES
Main Areas of intervention
Enviromental Awareness Climate Change Environmental Action Environmental Education
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Asociación Europea contra la Leucodistrofia – ELA España
The European Association against Leukodystrophy - ELA Spain, brings together families affected by leukodystrophies. ELA Spain provides them with social and health assistance as well as raising public awareness about these orphan genetic diseases. The association initiates various actions in order to raise funds for medical research and help families. Since its creation, ELA has financed more than 500 medical research programmes, worth more than 43.5 million euros. More than ever, it aims to bring families and researchers together across Europe.
Accept interns
NO
Main Areas of intervention
Social Enterprise Social Inclusion Education Health & Wellness Community Involvement
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HOW WE WORK.

 

The project

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Events & Training

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Best practices

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Lastest News

Sep 02, 2019
The 4th training course was hosted by Leave No Trace Ireland in Castlebar, Co Mayo on June 28th – July 2nd.

 The venue for the course was GMIT- a third level institution that proudly boasts being a Green Campus.

Jun 05, 2019
“NGO Leadership” Seminar

Leave No Trace Ireland, the Irish partner in the NGEurope programme hosted a seminar on April 11/12th

What we think

“NGEurope is a great opportunity for those wanting to take action in their communities, but feeling alone, lost, or somehow afraid to fight for what they believe in! Join us, share, learn, find your peers, and… boom! Make it happen!"

Milene Matos
Lousada

“Managed effectively, our local environment has the potential to deliver significant tangible economic, social, health and wellbeing benefits to people for generations. There is increased  threat to some of our most sensitive habitats, but managing that demand effectively will mitigate such risk. NG Europe will bring significantly more people into contact with the natural environment, creating opportunities for environmental education, raising awareness of our unique natural heritage and the duty for its continued protection and enhancement.”

Maura Lyons
Leave No Trace

“NGEurope project responds to the need of socially- and environmentally-conscious individuals, groups and organizations to interact and improve. It inspires everyone to take action that multiplies positive contribution to society.”

Helen Salavou
Scientific director of AUEB

“The training course was enlightening in every aspect. The interaction with social entrepreneurs across Europe as well as the tools and techniques learned will definitely impact our future actions.”

Stratos Chatzigiannakis
co-founding member of ROKANI social cooperative

"The NGEurope project offers opportunities for leadership development and for the exploration of skills and interests. Participants will enrich their own communities by forwarding the NGEurope spirit."

Dominika Stiger
ENTER

"NGEurope is a great way to learn about social entrepreneurship and to start thinking in innovative ways as well as taking actions. Moreover, I met a lot of very inspiring people and gained a feeling of connection and solidarity with other European citizens."

Mona Fischer
Austrian trainee

"The main achievement of the NGEurope project is to create a network of people from diverse contexts, cultures,  different experiences and ideas. I took the course because of my interest in successfully launching change initiatives. I learned new information through the theoretical sessions and sharing knowledge and experience in the group discussions during the course. It is an intensive course, with a very good methodology to learn about new tools to become more proactive or an initiative taker in the search of starting and developing ideas to establish a nonprofit environmental organization that can transform your community."

Laura Martín
Cesefor

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