From 26 July – 03 August 2021 Sfera International together with RESPOLIS implemented the YE From Pollution 2 inclusion in Krusevac, Serbia. The project joined participants from 6 different countries: Serbia, North Macedonia, Poland, Spain, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Albania with the same goal: to use digital tools to raise the awareness of the importance of protecting our Environment and to promote the use of storytelling and short movies as tools for activism.
The goal of this project was to raise awareness about air pollution and the protection of the environment. We learned how to use movies as a tool for youth activism and to provide our participants with this tool for their voices to be heard all over Europe.
During the working days of the project, we were working with a team from 6 different countries to create short movies on the topics of environment, pollution, climate change, recycling. Through different kinds of workshops and presentations, we learned how is the situation with the pollution and the environment in all the different countries that participated in the project. Then we started learning how to work with a camera, microphone, lights and how to use editing programs. We had the freedom to choose our own working groups according to the topic of the film that we wanted to shoot, and we had a lot of fun filming and editing the final films. At the end we had a very nice public event where we screened the films and met some locals. We received our youthpass certificates and we said See you soon to each other! It was an amazing project that I would love to repeat again!