What is activEco?
The activEco, or rather, “activEco – sustainability in action” is a yearly educational program for youth and not only from Moldova and neighbouring regions of Romania and Ukraine, implemented by the EcoVisio Association, Moldova. Its main aim is to empower creative and motivated people to focus their energy on transition of our society to sustainable living.
The program was born in 2013, and has now completed its seventh year of implementation, with 193 alumni from Moldova, Ukraine and Romania, who implemented 118 civic projects of various dimensions in the region and, in their turn, engaged thousands of people.
In the period 2014-2016, it consisted of two program lines: Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship, with same programme structure but with varying goals and content to accommodate participants’ interests and needs.
Since 2017, Social Entrepreneurship is a separate program: “Social Entrepreneurship – Make It Matter”. Moreover, the activEco program itself has also been transformed – after four years of broad work on sustainable development, the team decided it’s time to gather the synergy of our alumni and other activists, and focus on concrete issues that need solutions on local and national level. So, in 2017, the anniversary year, the activEco didn’t consist of the familiar structure of three seminars (Impulse, Project Management, Reflection), but directly invited the participants to meet the proposed Challenges (“Organic Agriculture”, “Sustainable Mobility”, “Green Home & Work Spaces”, and “Growing Trees”) at the Challenge Workshops, and, together, work out the solutions that they could implement together.
In 2018, activEco had an Impulse Seminar on Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship, four Challenge Workshops – ”Urban & Community Development”, ”Project Management”, ”Food for Thought” and ”Tree Growing”, with a Harvesting & Reflection Seminar to top it all. You can find more details here: Program in 2018.
What will year 2020 bring? We will tell you soon!
We believe that Moldova and its neighbouring regions are a perfect place to embark on a sustainable way of development in all spheres: economic, social and environmental. Its small size, lack of fossil fuels, presence of rich fruitful soils, warm climate and creative minds are the best prerequisite for inventive solutions combining economy and environment, social and cultural benefits.
Empowering creative and motivated people through capacity building by education, exchange and project work.
We want to improve the world of ecological opportunities in Moldova and neighbouring regions, and we invite you to participate, if you are:
- caring for your environment, society & economy…
- eager to exchange your ideas and get involved…
Then activEco is for you!
Be the change you want to see in our environment, economy and society!
With activEco program you can:
- Learn more about the ecology and sustainable development
- Be guided by experienced local and international trainers
- Learn to work with partners and find resources
- Develop, plan and implement your own project
- Become part of an exciting network of enthusiasts
The program involves those who become part of it into a process of constant interactive learning, capacity building, and practical implementation of the acquired skills as well as multiplication of the impact in a broader society. “activEco” comprises a capacity building curriculum, a seed funding for volunteer’s micro projects and a peer-to-peer mentoring. This way it offers a secure platform for learning, sharing and trying out innovations in the field of sustainable development and social entrepreneurship. The major outcome of “activEco” is that at the end of each program year there is a group of skilled and inspired multipliers of sustainable development strategies who are eager to engage in a growing network of change makers in our region.