The current lifestyles of global economies are accelerating global warming, which has altered the increase in natural disasters and forced people to leave their homelands around the world. 

The End Climate Change, Start Climate of Change project is co-funded by the European Commission under the DEAR (Development Education and Awareness Raising) programme and aims to develop awareness and critical understanding among young EU citizens of climate change-induced migration as one of the greatest challenges of the globalised world. The project is led by WeWorld – GVC, an Italian non-profit organisation, and implemented by 15 partners in 13 countries, including the European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) and Stand Up for Europe (SUFE)

The main objective of the project is to build a better future for migrants leaving their lands because of climate change, the human face of climate change, and for young people who will face the worst effects of the climate crisis. Through the engagement of young people in Europe, the project highlights the interdependencies between local and global inequalities and empowers them not only to change their daily lives, but also to become advocates for global justice issues. 

To contribute to this wider objective, the project aims to engage young people in 13 EU countries to increase their awareness of their role and responsibilities on the root causes of man-made climate change and its consequences in terms of forced displacement and migration. Young people and project partners are campaigning for a pan-European movement of informed and aware people who are willing to change their behaviour towards a more responsible way of life, while advocating for a more sustainable model including climate change mitigation measures and specific protection programmes for climate migrants.