Seminar in Latvia “Give a chance to UPCYCLING!”

Seminar in Latvia “Give a chance to UPCYCLING!”

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“Give a chance to UPCYCLING!” was an international seminar taking place in Latvia from 25th of September – 2nd of October,2013. It was aimed at popularization of practical approaches of upcycling in various aspects of our lives. Concept of upcycling is defined here as part of environmental thinking and sustainable development (resource management) in the modern consumer society.
30 participants from six countries (Latvia, Armenia, Sweden, Hungary, Ukraine, Georgia) took part in the seminar. The seminar brought together people active in upcycling and youth field in their countries and was an opportunity to develop a long lasting continuous cooperation in upcycling field between participating organizations and individuals from represented countries.
A theoretical introduction by the experts, comparing topical presentations, expert activities, successful upcycling methodology / format / project presentations, practical try-out of one of the upcycling event formats was used as methods during the 6 days of project implementation.
Ideas and important information was gathered during the project event days and was used as basis to create a “good practice manual” for promoting the approach of upcycling in local communities and international youth field.
Project was implemented by NGO “Humana People to People in Latvia” in cooperation with “ArmActive” (Armenia). Project was financed by EU program “Youth in Action”.

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