18 May 2021

Game On Young Europeans: final conclusions

The Game On Young Europeans workshop reached its conclusion on Friday, May 14, 2021. The project was organized, developed and supervised by our colleagues, Filippo Zattin and Jade Andrzejewski, trainees at the GEYC - Group of European Youth for Change and Prisma European Network.

The Workshop has been designed to celebrate Europe Day, on May 9th, and introduce Romanian high-school students (17-19 y) to the European decision-making process, its institutions as well as the project-designing methodology in an interactive and innovative configuration that developed crucial skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, and public speaking proficiency, that are essential to citizens engaged in their political community.

Four classes from four schools participated:

  • Liceul Tehnologic Energetic of Câmpina led by the professor Simona Boeru

  • Colegiul Național “Nicolae Grigorescu” of Câmpina led by professor Georgiana Moldoveanu

  • Colegiul Național "Mihai Eminescu" of Suceava led by professor Irina Melisch 

  • Tehnologic High School of Alimentary Industry of Fetesti led by professor Alina Vancea

Students collectively designed their projects, presented them in front of the class with brilliant and impactful speeches. They challenged themselves with innovative activities, aligning their strategies to the European goals of climate action and youth engagement. We report below the project ideas that students have submitted to tackle these issues in their communities and at the European or global level:

The activities were supported by the European Parliament Office in Romania that provided to all the participant school with information materials about the current European policies as well as an update about European Parliament fields of work in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

Project’s Name



“Garbage is the biggest problem of our community due to the lack of civic awareness about the issue.

With the help of our youth we can improve the situation through trash collection.

We will encourage the city's youth volunteers to participate through the possibility of winning prizes based on their work in cleaning up the community's most polluted neighborhoods”


“The three biggest climate change issues faced by our communities are: air, water and soil pollution. We believe that it is not enough to make people more responsible, we need to act at the highest decision-making level.
Through our organisation we are proposing a lobbying and information campaign to push the government to take a set of measures that include bonuses for buying electric cars and stricter and targeted regulations against overfishing and land exploitation.” 


“Youth disengagement is caused by a multitude of factors and in particular by a lack of knowledge regarding possibilities in our community.

But if we educate the young generation in being more active we can improve their quality of life and empower them.

Through awareness campaigns, workshops and dissemination sessions for 15-18 years old teenagers organized in our community we can inform the youth and try to engage them in new volunteering activities”


“Young people in our community are not aware of the local cultural heritage.

For this reason, we want to create a series of events and festivals for 14-19 year old teens to be promoted primarily through social media campaigns, where young people have the opportunity to learn about local music, books, movies, and talk to each other about cultural aspects of their communities”


“Our planet and species are facing the hardest challenges: global warming, waste, and pollution.

Our programme aims to create a global movement that can clean up and recycle trash in every local community on the planet.

We accept volunteers and offer prizes and rewards, but most of the work will be done by professionals”


“During the last years our city suffered from air pollution.

Our main objective is to reduce the amount of CO2 pollution in our city, produced by the public transport system and car.

We propose to construct a sustainable public transport with the use of electric vehicles and buses of our organization to encourage people to reduce the use of private vehicles” 


Forest contamination has become a concern that has a detrimental impact on both human and animal life. With our project we seek to eliminate waste from forests and bring dead nature back to life through waste disposal.

We want to provide a knowledge center where people can learn about current pollution issues. We've selected the Sipote Park in Suceava as the first landmark Suceava City Hall and the Future+ initiative have provided us with all of the tools we need”


“Illegal and excessive fishing is one of the hardest challenges in the fight for environmental, water and food sustainability.

As an NGO we will formulate and implement a series of activities based on real and virtual information campaigns and workshops to increase the awareness of the population regarding the issue.”


In March 2013 we celebrated GEYC13 Anniversary