This website has been created in the scope of the YUNUS project. This project is co-funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey under the scope of “Civil Society Dialogue between EU and Turkey – V, Grant Scheme (CSD-V)” and implemented in cooperation between Greece and Turkey. The overall objective of this Programme is to bring together Civil Society Organisations from Turkey and the EU around common topics, to exchange knowledge and experience, and to build a sustained conversation between the organisations.
The YUNUS project, also known as “Theoretical Approaches and Practical Implementations in Environmental Education”, aims to establish a sustainable network for the cooperation of Turkish and Greek stakeholders in the field of Education, as well as to promote the EU acquis to the Turkish society.
The specific activities of the project include the design and creation of common Environmental Education Programmes focusing on 3 iconic species present in both countries: the Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) emblematic of the eastern Mediterranean; the Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta), very familiar to the public and a source of attraction of foreign visitors; and the White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) a familiar species in towns and villages, strongly associated with local cultures and featuring in folk stories and traditions. Furthermore, three short movies have been produced that can be used supplementary to the educational material and provide teachers with necessary information about the animal species, as well as wider knowledge about the implementation of an Environmental Education programme in the class.