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First information meeting on the Project "The next generations in the municipality of Pomorie - more responsible in the use of resources and involved in the transformation towards a circular economy through educational, informative and promotion

On 30.11.2022, at the Dechko Stoev Children's Hospital - Pomorie, the first information meeting was held on the Project "The next generations in the municipality of Pomorie - more responsible in the use of resources and involved in the transformation to a circular economy through educational, informative and promotional and demonstration measures", Contract No. BGENVIRONMENT-3.001.0012-C01 / 25.07.2022, financed under the Program "Environmental Protection and Climate Change", FM of the EEA 2014-2021, priority axis "Circular Economy and Management of resources'. The total value of the project is EUR 199,222.57 / BGN 389,645.48, and the maximum amount of the grant - EUR 198,012.77 / BGN 387,279.31.
Beneficiary of the Project is "Hristo Botev" Primary School - Bata village. Project activities will be implemented in partnership with:
1. International Development Norway AS;
2. "St. Paisiy Hilendarski" - town of Kableshkovo;
3. DG "Silver Bell" - village of Stracin.
At the information meeting, Petya Stoyanova - director of "Hristo Botev" Primary School - Bata village presented the project. It aims to develop and conduct various educational campaigns to raise awareness regarding resource management, waste recycling and the circular economy among diverse educational institutions in the municipality of Pomorie (including 12 schools and 7 kindergartens) and among the general public.
For the realization of the main and specific goals, a variety of project activities have been planned, aimed at children and students in educational institutions on the territory of the municipality of Pomorie and at the general public:
- Development and implementation of 16 different educational programs, differentiated into 8 areas, according to the type of recyclable waste and tailored to the specifics of the age group they are aimed at; technical equipment of three offices in the partner institutions where the educational campaigns will take place; teacher trainings from educational institutions.
- Development and implementation of campaigns to raise awareness regarding the circular economy and waste recycling, of which 16 will target children and students in educational institutions, and 1 will target the general public. Accompanying measures include the creation of advertising and informational materials, the creation and broadcasting of short films and their trailers, the creation and placement of banners, the publication of articles in electronic media and social networks;
- Implementation of promotional and demonstration initiatives: placement of a set of 6 different types of containers for separate collection of waste in 19 educational institutions on the territory of Pomorie municipality; organizing and holding an eco-tournament between educational institutions; organizing and conducting 2 student excursions, for a total of 80 students, aimed at acquiring practical knowledge about recycling, reuse of waste and the circular economy.
- Transfer of good practices for educational campaigns in the Norwegian educational system through the holding of a 2-day seminar in Pomorie.
"We created the current project, driven by the idea that it is extremely important, in today's high-tech world, to move to a circular economy, as an alternative to a linear economy. We are convinced that the change can and should start from the earliest childhood and school age through educational, informative and promotional-demonstration campaigns suitable for the age of the children and students," Petya Stoyanova said in conclusion to the representatives of the interested parties present.

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This publication was created within the framework of project No. BGENVIRONMENT-3.001-0012-C01 "Next generations in the municipality of Pomorie - more responsible in the use of resources and involved in the transformation to a circular economy through educational, informative and promotional-demonstration measures", which implemented with the financial support of the Program "Protection of the environment and climate change", of the FM of the EEA 2014-2021. All responsibility for the content of the publication is borne by the beneficiary - Primary School "Hristo Botev", Bata village and under no circumstances can it be accepted, that this publication reflects the official opinion of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Program Operator of the Environment and Climate Change Program