1. 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 Game On! Don't let Climate Change End the Game!, 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 levels.
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.
2. Visit the DEAR Programme website to read more: www.dearprogramme.eu
3. HOW DOES Game On! Don't let Climate Change End the Game! CONTRIBUTE TO DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION AND AWARENESS-RAISING?
The project strives to activate and channel the energy of the youth all across the region and the globe through a ‘gamification’ approach to initially tackle three core areas: Biodiversity Conservation, Adaptation and Mitigation, and Climate Justice. Thus, the project is building the capacities of Young Climate Ambassadors in eight countries to improve their knowledge and communications skills to lead the climate discussions representing their generation. Moreover, Game On! is developing different activities and products — from geocaching challenges and board games to the over-layering of museum exhibitions and theatre plays, among others — to help raise awareness on the problems of and solutions to climate change, as well as to push the massive mobilization of people to demand and make the changes we need.