The project in a few words

Green Footprint is a 10-day youth exchange organized by Associazione Kora in Passignano sul Trasimeno (Italy) in April 2023, focused on the topic of food choices and their environmental consequences.

In these days, most food is no longer consumed where it was produced. An average meal travels more than 1,900 km by truck, ship and/or airplane before it  reaches the table, and it often takes more energy to get it to the consumer than the meal itself provides nutritionally. The global food production chain effectively controls the market and the marketing, meaning that our food choices are limited to the products the supermarkets are stocked with and the products we have been told are healthy. These are just a few examples of the paradoxical situation we find ourselves in, a situation where the consumers have such predictable and influential behaviors that, unknowingly, they are just following what largescale production and distribution has planned for them.

In one sentence, the goal of Green Footprint is to open a discussion on the consequences of food choices on the environment and think about what we can do as individuals and as a society to decrease our impact on the environment.

Main Objectives

  • To promote healthy nutrition
  • To increase knowledge about the food’s field-to-table production process
  • To raise awareness about the impact of food choices on the environment and promote the decreasing of the individual ecological food print
  • To offer to youngsters the chance of a learning multicultural experience
  • To learn more about different diets and the ideologies behind those
  • To promote inclusion and to break cultural barriers.

Who can apply?

Youngsters (18-31 years old) that…

  • … have a strong motivation to learn about food choices and their consequences on the environment
  • … are fluent in English as a working language (being able to understand and communicate in English for the entire project)
  • … can commit to attending to the project for its full duration
  • … are proactive and willing to learn more about the topic
  • … are residing in Germany
  • … We encourage the participation of participants with fewer opportunities. (Participants with fewer opportunities will be prioritised.)

Youth Exchange

Passignano sul Trasimeno, Italy

06.04-17.04 2023

Deadline for applying: 01.03.2023
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Hosting Organisation

 Dreaming OPEnly e.V. (Germany)
Dreaming OPEnly e.V. (Germany)

Dreaming OPEnly e.V. is a youth-organization based in Leipzig, Germany, focused on offering developmental experiences based on non-formal learning approaches and mobility opportunities to young people in Germany and abroad. Our mission is to facilitate transformative change through non-formal education, critical thinking and artistic expression.