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Project Number: 2022-2-PL01-KA220-YOU-000098102

Project Period: 1.01.2023 – 1.01.2026

Program/ Key Action/ Action Type: Erasmus+ KA220 – Cooperation Partnerships in Youth

New Europe Foundation
Association Se Poate

Have you ever thought about how much food is wasted?

Food waste, often referred to as food wastage, is a problem that consists of inefficient and unnecessary food waste. This includes buying, preparing and eating food that ends up in the trash. Food waste has serious economic, environmental and social consequences. Food waste represents a huge economic loss. People and businesses spend money on food they will never use. This has a negative impact on family budgets and the economy of the country as a whole. Wasted food means unnecessary consumption of water, energy and land.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, it is estimated that about 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted annually, representing about one third of the total food production for human consumption.

But it is not just food waste, there are other important sectors. E-waste, which includes discarded electronic equipment, is also a widespread problem. According to the International Telecommunication Union, approximately 53 million tonnes of e-waste are generated annually. Developed countries throw away large amounts of clothing. According to a number of studies, it is estimated that Western countries throw nearly half of their textiles to waste within five years of purchase.

The EU has ambitious recycling targets. One of them is to achieve a recycling rate of 70% of municipal waste by 2030 and to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill to no more than 10% of total municipal waste. The EU has a number of regulations and directives on waste and recycling that Member States must comply with. The Green Circular Economy Package: This ambitious plan adopted by the EU aims to promote sustainable production and consumption. The package includes a number of measures to promote recycling and reduce waste.

And this is just a fraction of the information from one video produced by our organization. The other two videos that ICM has produced deal with the carbon footprint of food and energy efficient appliances. You can look forward not only to the videos created by our organization but to other videos in which the organizations from Poland, Lithuania and Romania participated.

Our volunteers took the production of the videos seriously and produced high quality videos that will be the output of the project. You will be able to find all the videos on the project's YouTube channel, which will be posted on our website -

For the next two and a half years, Icm Jindřichův Hradec will cooperate with organisations from Poland, Romania and Lithuania in an Erasmus + project called "Intensive Energy Saving". As the name implies, the long-term project focuses on ecology as such. In the course of the project, the following will be created, for example: educational videos, educational games or information brochures, which will be promoted through a single project website but also on the website and social networks of our organisation. The project will end with four meetings of 40 young people in each partner country (Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Lithuania).

This is not the end of the project! In the coming days, weeks and months there are more activities on the agenda for young people and the general public. We will keep you updated in due course.

Anyone interested in joining the project can email us at Follow us so you don't miss anything! We look forward to working with our partners and you.