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The Just, Pro-active and Informed

Children and youth Completed
Fairtrade Czech Republic, Czech Republic
NGO Mondo, Estonia
2014-08-04 - 2016-04-30
198 826,68 PLN
178 826,68 PLN
Project description
Scientists from the Collegium of Socio-Economics of the Warsaw School of Economics point out that consumerism not only became a dominant lifestyle in the second half of the 20th century but also started to play the function of categorising people. For young people, it is an integral part of culture. That is why it is vital to introduce educational activities that foster the attitude of solidarity, responsibility, justice and respect. There was an additional incentive for the project implementation - examples of actions undertaken by young consumers after the tragedy of Rana Plaza factory. It turned out that the owner of the brands favourite among young people (e.g. Cropp, House, Reserved) was not responsible for the delivery chain. Young people got involved in lodging complaints about the clothes because they considered the production conditions unethical.
The aim of the project was to foster consumer awareness and civic attitudes of children and youth and to increase the knowledge of working conditions in countries of the South. It also aimed to increase the level of knowledge of Fair Trade principles.
About 1,000 students in Poland were encouraged to act for better understanding of responsible and fair consumption, considering not only the brand or the price but also such aspects as environmental and social conditions in places where products are manufactured, producer’s fair profits or ways of waste disposal.
During the project implementation, there were classes in 40 schools on Fair Trade, trade relations and economic exclusion all over the world. Elements of legal, consumer and civic education were added to the lesson plans. Webinars, a teleconference, seminars and talks were organized during the annual Global Education Week, the World Consumer Rights Day and the World Fair Trade Day. A competition was organized on presenting the issues related to the project.
The project beneficiaries were students of secondary schools from all over Poland.
The project partner, Fair Trade from Iceland, provided conceptual support for preparing publications, educational materials and the conference. The other partners, Fairtrade from the Czech Republic, Drustvo Humanitas from Slovenia and TVU Mondo from Estonia, played a similar role.
We use the grant for capacity building