The Project EYES

European program for citizen engagement to involve young people in ecological transition and to influence public decision-making.
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What is EYES ?

EYES intends to implement and evaluate an innovative method based on youth participation on the energy and climate local planning. Climate change is a global challenge that will especially affect young generations. However, young generations don’t usually have a voice on energy and climate planning. In addition, vulnerable communities are more likely to suffer climate change effects while they usually have more difficulty having their voice represented. As such, young people from vulnerable communities represent a sector of society that is both hard to reach and especially disempowered on that topic.

ALEC-Lyon

Presentation of the

Structure

ALEC Lyon – Agence Locale de l’Énergie et du Climat de la Métropole de Lyon – is the Local energy and climate agency of the Greater Lyon. It was created in 2000 to implement actions regarding energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and green buildings for all local stakeholders. It mainly works with citizens, local authorities and social housing companies. ALEC Lyon has a team of 24 members of staff (March 2018), and its financial sources are mainly public.

The Greater Lyon is a 515 km² large urban area grouping 59 cities and 1.3 million inhabitants together. It is the 2nd largest urban area in France, set in the Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne region, which is one of the most dynamic regions in France regarding renewable energy sources, universities, research centers, factories, and a large network of non-profit organizations. Thus, the energy agency of Lyon has very good links with many local, regional and national energy actors and local authorities.

ALEC’s team has three main areas of activities :

Awareness-raising and education (activities in schools, conferences, exhibitions, on-site visits, workshops…) ; professional training programs

An energy information center for local stakeholders mainly focused on energy efficiency in private existing buildings or new projects. Project management on energy and buildings’ technical aspects : high environmental quality of buildings, renewable energy sources in buildings (solar, PV and wood energy), energy efficiency standards

Energy and climate local policies, from their definition to their implementation : we support the Greater Lyon and a large number of its member cities with implementing their local climate action plan. We are also involved in some projects dealing with district refurbishment (eco areas or eco districts) and issues like urban planning and energy management

Developing and implementing innovative methods and practices to foster inclusive education and/or youth environments in specific contexts

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Project Goals

The purpose of the project is to involve a group of young people (aged 17 – 29 years) in local climate and energy planning, targeting specifically vulnerable groups of youth.
General Objective

Developing and implementing innovative methods and practices to foster inclusive education and/or youth environments in specific contexts

Specific Objectives

Enhancing the acquisition of social and civic competences, fostering knowledge, understanding and ownership of values and fundamental rights

Challenges

and how the project addressed them

Citizenship participation is becoming a common tool for political participation of citizens at local, regional or national level, but at the same time it has been proven a powerful tool to develop civic skills, values and competences for active citizenship, like :
Increased capacity to analyse a phenomenon or a social problem of common interest (Diagnosis)
Increased capacity to structure the relations between the relevant stakeholders
Analysis of potential impacts to different target groups

Enhances creative ways for solving problems

The project addresses two main challenges :
  • Tackling inequality in education and public representation of different groups of young people
  • Tackling marginalization of hard to reach vulnerable young people who are more likely to be affected by climate change than others

News

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Social media

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Find the latest news, videos and articles. Follow all the news of the EYES program, stay informed of all the events in the partner countries
6 days ago

#ACTUS : Régulièrement, EYES réagit sur Facebook à l’actu liée à l’environnement ! 🍀 Aujourd'hui, on vous de la #cop25 !

Savez-vous quels sont les enjeux de cette 25ème édition de la ... See more

2 weeks ago
Timeline Photos

#VIEDUPOJET : Dans cette rubrique, les dernières actualités croustillantes du projet EYES en France ! 🕵️

Les jeunes vaudais ont participé à une formation donnée par des étudiants en ... See more

1 month ago

#THEMATIQUE : Et si on s’attardait sur un sujet en particulier ? Aujourd’hui, parlons anti-gaspi !

Vous est-il déjà arrivé de jeter à la poubelle des restes que vous auriez pu garder de ... See more

2 months ago

💡 Le saviez-vous ? 💡

À partir d’aujourd’hui et jusqu’au 12 octobre prochain ont lieu trois journées de célébration du programme Erasmus +, de la mobilité et plus largement de ... See more

2 months ago
Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot make short film on the climate crisis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q0xUXo2zEY

« Protéger, Restaurer, Financer » : tel est le message véhiculé par cette vidéo tournée avec Georges Monbiot, militant écologiste et ... See more

Environmental activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have helped produce a short film highlighting the need to protect, restore and use nature to tackle...

2 months ago
Photos from Projet EYES France's post

L'équipe EYES en meeting européen au Danemark...
Pour ce meeting à Sonderborg (Danemark), Yeelen de l'ALEC Lyon, coordinateur du projet EYES en France, est accompagné par Fayida, membre de ... See more

4 months ago

Les épisodes de canicule nous affectent de plus en plus… cela confirme la nécessité d’un changement de modèle pour s’adapter au réchauffement climatique mais aussi tenter de le diminuer ! ... See more

5 months ago
Faire participer les jeunes à la planification locale de l'énergie et du climat -

ACTU ALEC ⬇️

Lancement du projet EYES
6 pays, des équipes, des idées pour changer le monde de demain !

📩 Inscriptions sur projecteyes@alec-lyon.org ou au 09 72 41 86 46 ... See more

EYES (Engaging Youth in Sustainable Energy Planning), nouveau programme européen d’éducation à la transition énergétique coordonné par l’ALEC Lyon.

Contact & Partners

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Results

The results of the eyes program will be communicated as the actions in each country progress. You can find them in this section.
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