„Game over? Do not let the Climate change end the game!” is the latest project of Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation. It continues our long-standing efforts in Bulgarian nature preservation and adds the perspective of climate change with its impact on life on Earth.

The climate change without any doubt is the one of the biggest challenges of our time that will impact the human kind for days to come. It changes ecosystem balance and reflects on resources and other important dependencies – access to water and food, spontaneous natural disaster regulation, environmental pollution, new diseases, pests and new medications.

The project collects the partners experiences in biodiversity research and preservation, educational campaigns and social engagement, as well as the support of one of the most affected countries in Central America by the climate change. The joint international efforts will be directed in scientific argumentation, emotionally LIFE attached communication campaign enriched with gaming approach, digital technologies and youth direct support for their actions, ideas and researches.

The project is financially supported by DEAR (Development Education Awareness Raising) European commission during 1.11.2019 – 30.10.2023.

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The “GemeOn” project is BBF’s effective way to actively targets and focus the social attention to important issues and their potential resolutions. The foal of “GameOn” is to show the link between climate change, life and Earth and to research the adaptation possibilities to the current changes while pointing at the personal responsibility, collective actions and political decision to be made.

Common goal: raising youth engagement, society and interested countries and leading them to certain actions against climate change with better understanding of the human life impact and ecosystems in Europe and the Third world.

The following 3 sets of activities are intended:

1. Information activities. Beside all traditional communication actions (website development, intensive communication via social platforms, various thematic communication and advertising material), lots of artistic activities (impro theaters, murals) and events such as annual awards for biodiversity preservation and fighting climate change activities, qualification courses for teachers including adapted educational materials, online courses, board game development, interactive museum exhibition, as well as shooting of 4 full-length movies (one of them in Bulgaria) and several short videos and graphic displays will take place. We will have the opportunity to invite speakers from the Latin America countries that are most directly affected by the climate changes.

2. Multipliers engagement. Expanding support network and deep message reach within new peer groups via trainings of nature ambassadors, journalists, bloggers, engagement of and social network influencers and supporting youth initiatives. We will have the opportunity to connect youth, journalists and influencers to Latin America mission so they can get familiar with the climate change effects on local people and nature.

3. All age groups engagement. The goals are to reach individual and collective actions, as well as political decisions that will govern and decrease the effects on climate changes and biodiversity. The actions include: volunteers participation in various events with goal to decrease negative environmental effect; volunteers participation in environmental practical trainings related to climate change; development of mobile app for personal impact measurement and daily routines; advocating actions towards national and European institutions that take political decisions related to climate change (national-wide level as well as in Brussels involving young ambassadors, European petition)

Leading Partner: CEEweb for biodiversity

Partners: The project will be maintained by 10 partners from 8 different countries: Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation, Milvus group (Romania) , Christliche Initiative Romero (Germany), BROZ (Slovakia), Na Mysli (Czech Republic,) Latvian Fund for Nature (Latvia), Lithuanian Fund for Nature (Lithuania) and Friends of the Earth Hungary (Hungary). Partnering communication company – PersonaR LTD.

Associated partners in Bulgaria: Junior Achievement Bulgaria and YoutHub Association

WHAT IS THE DEAR PROGRAMME?

The European Commission’s Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme, DEAR, supports projects that engage the European Union public in worldwide issues of social, economic and environmental development.

By funding projects like *Your Project Name*, the DEAR programme promotes universal values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law and enables European citizens to make positive contributions to global development.

The DEAR Programme funds up to 30 projects that span the EU Member States at any one time. These projects contribute to raising the European public’s understanding and engagement in positive social change, at both the local and international level.

DEAR activities also feed into the EU’s support for the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.

Project Team

All activities in Bulgaria for “Game over? Do not climate change end the game” project are facilitated by Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation. BBF is a non-governmental organisation that more that 20 years works for nature preservation in Bulgaria and the region and as well constructing positive attitude towards protected territories and species and keeping the society aware for its benefits and responsibilities.

This website is created with financial support by the European Unin. The content sole responsibility is on behalf of Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation and does not specifically represent the vision of the European Union.

The European Commission’s Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme, DEAR, supports projects that engage the European Union public in worldwide issues of social, economic and environmental development.