The FGE participation in the European Climate Pact
The commitment of the Galicia Europa Foundation aims to promote the implementation of the European Green Deal, both through information and training and awareness-raising on issues related to the green transition.
In December 2020, the European Commission launched the European Climate Pact , an initiative under the European Green Deal. This initiative aims to bring together local and regional authorities, industry and civil society to exchange information and facilitate the understanding and involvement of citizens in the European Green Deal.
The Galicia Europa Foundation has initially committed itself to adhering to the European Climate Pact in order to promote climate action activities such as the promotion of information, training and awareness-raising in relation to the objectives of the European Green Deal. In this way, the FGE ratifies its commitment to contribute to the objectives of the European Climate Pact and undertakes to share with the European Commission all the information necessary to monitor the progress of the FGE in this area.
The FGE is committed to achieving the following goals:
- From September 2020 to December 2021, the organization of at least 22 online events on the European Green Pact under the name “FGE | Next Generation Galicia”. Our goal is to get the participation of at least 100 representatives of the Xunta de Galicia, of which 50 will attend these meetings more than once.
- From September 2020 to December 2021, specific training in the field of the European Green Deal and ecological transition through the organization of 6 editions of “TecEuropa”, a training course on EU funding aimed at Galician project managers. All editions of TecEuropa include a training session on the European Green Deal. Our goal is to train more than 200 people throughout the period.
- Promotion of new models of sustainable tourism in the region of Galicia, with special attention to the Camiño de Santiago by raising awareness among Galician citizens about the possibilities of advancing towards sustainable tourism through training. Our goal is to conduct at least two training courses in sustainable tourism between 2020 and 2021, bringing together more than 100 participants. In addition, the FGE also wants to bring the Galician perspective of sustainable tourism to the European Committee of the Regions, supporting the Galician representative of the CoR in promoting the Camino de Santiago.
- Cooperation with youth associations to promote green values. An example of promotion is “A Tree for Europe” (in Spanish, Un Árbol Por Europa) on our social networks, a campaign of the Spanish association “Equipo Europa”. In this way, our goal is to get a minimum of 10 Galician municipalities to participate in the campaign.
- Organization of side events (climate action activities, training courses, exhibitions, conferences) to raise awareness of the European Green Deal. For example, in July 2021, the FGE organized a traveling exhibition on the European Green Deal in Santiago de Compostela. The aim of the FGE was to raise awareness among at least 100 Galician citizens.
- Promotion of the “Count us in” platform, through the publication of tips related to the reduction of greenhouse gases. The aim is to materialize awareness in concrete actions on a day-to-day basis. The goal is to reach at least 10,500 views thanks to 36 “climate tips” posts.
- Promotion of the coordination of the Galician government in the initiative of the Covenant of Mayors, as well as in the Alianza Galega polo Clima de Galicia(In English, Galician Alliance for the Climate of Galicia). The aim is to inform at least 100 citizens about the Covenant of Mayors through different channels (both TecEuropa and the meetings of the “FGE | Next Generation Galicia”, social networks …).
- In the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe, organization of events on the European Green Deal aimed at young people. Between 2020 and 2021, the goal is to organize at least 4 events focused on climate action that bring together 100 young people.