Connected for Forests

The project addresses the loss of biodiversity in Slovenian forests as a result of climate change and the exploitation of forests for economic gain. Biodiversity is key to the normal functioning of forest ecosystems. If the delicate balances within them are upset (due to climate change), the forest can no longer fulfil its primary function. Only biodiverse ecosystems can provide benefits to society – water and air filtration, carbon storage, soil retention, raw materials and social functions such as relaxation and recreation. One effective way to conserve biodiversity is to create protected areas or forest reserves. Forest reserves are [več ...]

29. 5. 2024|

My Resistance, My Democracy

In 2023 and 2024, the project will organise several workshops and conferences for young people, develop a youth manifesto, participate in youth activities and two international meetings where young people will learn about creative methods of political participation and advocacy processes. There will be several meetings with decision-makers and round tables, with a particular focus on young people who are not represented in power structures and whose voices are all too often ignored. We will look at youth activities through the historical prism of youth movements. Project Partners: Südwind (Austria), WeWorld (Italy), BRF – Buy responsibly foundation (Poland), Polis [več ...]

29. 5. 2024|

My Youth Revolution

In 2023 and 2024, the project will organise several workshops and conferences for young people, create a youth manifesto and participate in international youth conferences in Vienna and Bologna, and hold several meetings with decision-makers, round tables, with a special focus on young people who are not represented in power structures and whose voices are all too often ignored. Young people will summarise their demands and aspirations in a youth manifesto to be presented to the European Parliament.Project Partners:Sudwind (Austria), WeWorld (Italy), BRF (Poland)Project website:https://euwes.door.hr/Project duration:December 2022 – November 2024The project is funded by the European Union. The views and [več ...]

29. 5. 2024|

LIFE Together for 1.5

The project aims to align the EU’s climate and energy commitments and actions with the Paris Agreement’s objective of limiting global warming to 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels. The project builds on the opportunities provided by the revision of climate and energy policies (finalisation of the Fit for 55 legislative package, revision of the National Energy and Climate Plans, and revision of the national long-term strategies) during the project period (September 2022 - August 2025) and the improvement of public acceptance of more ambitious and inclusive climate action.Project Partners:Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe), Centre for Transport and Energy (CDE), [več ...]

29. 5. 2024|

EUWES

Women are under-represented in decision-making, especially in areas considered more technical, such as energy. They are also under-represented in the senior management structures of energy companies. The EUWES project addresses the issue of women’s under-representation in management and leadership positions in the corporate sector of energy companies. The project’s multi-level analysis and mapping of national policies and strategies will help us to identify the main barriers for women working in the energy sector. Policy recommendations will be developed and awareness-raising activities will be carried out with decision makers, energy company management and higher education institutions.Project Partners:Society For Sustainable Development Design [več ...]

29. 5. 2024|

Corporate accountability for human rights and the environment in Europe

The project aims to advocate for sustainable legislation and foster a culture of economic fairness in Slovenia. Our primary objective for 2024 is the transposition of the CSDDD legislation, a crucial step towards achieving a more sustainable and equitable economy. As active members of the economic justice steering group, we participate in regular meetings with ECCJ Working Groups and other coalitions. With the support of funding, we can intensify our efforts both nationally and internationally, advocating for ambitious legislation and shaping the discourse on economic justice. By partnering with Delavska svetovalnica, we can highlight cases of corporate abuse and [več ...]

14. 3. 2024|

Life COMET

Life COMET will catalyze the mapping and capacity building of community energy stakeholders across Eastern EU, with the aim of forming community energy coalitions on national levels. The project aims at shaping a future of enhanced community energy: collaborating to build strong national coalitions, elevating community energy to new heights, and enabling empowering frameworks and services for organisational growth and impact in Eastern EU. Focus leads capacity-building activities for key stakeholders in the field of energy communities. We will build national energy community coalitions by identifying, involving and empowering relevant national stakeholders. To better understand the state of the [več ...]

12. 3. 2024|

INCITE-DEM: Citizens Reinventing Democracy

The challenges of the transforming world test the capacity of our democracies in terms of democratic participation, political trust, and societal consensus. Citizen participation and co-creation processes are critical to support representative democracy processes and improve the quality of political decisions.New Horizon project INCITE-DEM aims at enhancing inclusive participation and civic engagement, while expanding democratic innovation and dynamic feedback mechanisms between citizens and institutional actors in representative democracies. Based on research, the project will experiment with inclusive design processes for democratic innovation in practice, by setting up so called democracy labs in 6 countries. Experiences and research will be translated [več ...]

14. 7. 2023|

Imported deforestation

DESCRIPTION and PURPOSE The European institutions are coordinating on the so-called Anti-Deforestation Regulation (Regulation on the import/export of certain product groups related to deforestation and forest degradation). Support for such a law is high, with 8 out of 10 Europeans supporting a ban on deforestation. Under the Regulation, companies importing/exporting and selling products in Europe will be obliged to carry out a mandatory due diligence process. Only raw materials and products for which importers and traders can prove that their production does not cause deforestation will be traded on the EU market. The regulation is currently being negotiated in [več ...]

27. 10. 2022|

RENOVERTY

RENOVERTY will foster energy efficiency building upgrades in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)/Southeastern Europe (SEE) countries, as well as Southern European countries (SE), by setting the methodological and practical frame to build renovation roadmaps of vulnerable rural districts in a financially viable and socially just manner. The project will design operating single or multi-household roadmaps for rural areas, and a scalable model to ensure the wide geographically replicability and take-up of the roadmaps, at both the CEE/SEE and SE regions and scale it up for the entire EU. Specifically, the project activities aim to deliver tools and resources [več ...]

27. 10. 2022|

Enough for All

The activities of the platform Enough for All – Sustainable Management of Community Resources for the period 2019–2026 take place in the framework of the LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE project (LIFE17 IPC/SI/000007). It is an integral project that employs awareness-raising, education and training of key stakeholders to promote the implementation of measures that will help Slovenia reduce greenhouse gas emissions more effectively by 2030, i.e. a transition to a low-carbon society as quickly as possible. The platform Enough for All – Sustainable Management of Community Resources is based on the idea that we cannot ensure our wellbeing as individuals, but [več ...]

27. 10. 2022|

LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE

LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE - an integral project that will use awareness campaigns, education and training of key stakeholders to encourage the implementation of measures that will enable Slovenia to achieve its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. Focus implements or participates in the implementation of the following project activities: raising awareness of climate change and its impacts on Slovenia, and promoting good practices in the field greenhouse gas emissions reductions; providing support to local communities for the transition to a low-carbon society – including through a Focus-managed online platform for sustainable management of community resources www.dovoljzavse.si; capacity building for low-carbon society [več ...]

21. 10. 2022|