PROGRAM FOR THE FIRST KICK-OFF MEETING (19th  to 23rd February 2018)


Date Content Partner/person responsible for activities Comment
18.2. SUN

Arrivals of Ugandan team ≈ at 18:30

Arrivals of Romanian team  ≈ at 19:30


Short walk to centre city (for everyone who wants to go); 20:00- 22:00

II. gimnazija Maribor Accommodation: Hostel Pekarna (half board),
5 minutes walk to II. gimnazija Maribor
19.2. MON


9:00 – 9:30 Reception at II. gimnazija Maribor DGM and CEZAM  

Large entrance lobby of school and amphitheatre of  DGM

9:30 – 10.15 L1: Obligatory and recommended vaccination before traveling to Uganda Dr. Zoran Simonović (National Institute for Public Health, Slovenia)
Coffee/tea break Classroom  PD7
10:30 – 11.10 W1/RT: Familiarisation of all participants with the project proposal, objectives, aims and commitments. Z. Keuc (DGM)
11:15 – 12:00 L2: Understanding of biodiversity concepts according to national/geographical/political identity. T. Basle (DOPPS)
Lunch break Dining room
12:50 – 13:40 Visit  of the regular classes Students of DGM II. gimnazija Maribor
13:50 – 19:00 Excursions to

14:30  Ptuj Lake[1] ; 15:30  Castle Ptuj  17:00  Pangea mineral museum


T. Fajmut ( DGM ) and T. Basle (DOPPS ) Mini bus for 25 people (T. Fajmut)  and T. Basle)
19:30 Dinner Hostel Pekarna
20.2. TUE 8:30 – 9:30 Visit of the regular classes DGM (J. Bobič and Z. Keuc) II. gimnazija Maribor
9:30 – 10:30  L3: Enjoy Heritage (Innovative interpretative approaches for the sustainable use of heritage in the direction of sustainable tourism for young people) dr. Jurij Gulič (ZRSVN) Classroom  PD7
Coffee/tea break
10:45 – 12:30  L4: Learn how to use the model of migratory birds for better understanding of the human migration processes. dr. Damijan Denac (DOPPS)
W2: Formulation of the nature conservation areas indicators Dr. Damijan Denac (DOPPS); J. Bobič/Z. Keuc (DGM)
Lunch break Dining room
14:30  – 17:30 Excursion to Logarska dolina

 L5: Sustainable development of the mountain region in the example of the valley Logarska dolina; sustainability; landscape conservation; tourism subalpine forests; highlands)

Mateja Brlec Suhodolnik (Center Rinka – Institute for tourism and sustainable development  of Solčavsko) Mini bus for 25 people (J. Bobičić in M. Vehovar)
W3: How to do a market research-analysis of the factors that promote job opportunities in the nature protected areas. (Center Rinka); J.Bobičič and Z. Keuc (DGM), CEZAM
19:30 Dinner Hostel Pekarna
21.2. WED 8:30 –  9:30 W4/RT: Financial and Project Management Guide  presentation Z. Keuc (DGM) Classroom  PD7




11:00 -12:30

Excursion to Ljubljana

L6: An insight into the emigration of youth, re-integrating returning emigrants, and how to keep contact with them.

Adriana Aralica (Sloga; NGO Slovenia)

Catherine Nakato (Slovenian African Forum)

SLOGA (Metelkova ulica 6, 1000 Ljubljana)


W4. To set a methodology of migration indicators of youth. Adriana Aralica (Sloga)/ Z. Keuc  and J. Bobić (DGM);C. Nakato
Lunch break  (lunch package)
13:30 L5: Sustainable use of farmland in nature protected areas),

Visit  ZOO

dr. Rok  Mihellič:, Biotechnical Faculty in Ljubljana Biotechnical Faculty in Ljubljana
19:30 Dinner Hostel Pekarna
22.2. THU 8:30 – 9:30 visit the regular classes Students of DGM II. gimnazija Maribor
9:30 – 10:15 Excursion to Kozjansko:

W5:A  case studies of good practices of sustainable economies in nature protected areas – Green Development Breakthrough of Kozjansko

W6: guided tour – Kozjansko Park

W7. Guided tour to Podsreda castle

Mojca Kunst, Hrvoje Oršanič (director of  Kozjansko Park)

Lucijan  Vihar (CEZAM)

Matjaž Vehovar(DGM)

Mini bus for 25 people;

lunch package for the trip provided by II. gimnazija MB

19:00 Dinner for all participants at farm stay (Svečina)
23.2. -FRI 7:30  – 8:30 W8: Qualitative and quantitative assessment of all activities

W9:  Agreements about the preparation for  the 1st Youth exchange

L. Vihar (CEZAM)
8:30 Late Breakfast Classroom  PD7
Departure of Ugandan partner (9:30) Z. Keuc (CEZAM)
Departure of Romanian partner (10:30) Z. Keuc (DGM)


  • L – lecture
  • W – workshop
  • W/RT – workshop organised as round table.
  • DGM (II. gimnazija Maribor)

[1] Ptuj Lake is a reservoir lake on the Drava river, representing the most important wintering place in the inland Slovenia. Special nesting islands for common tern, Mediterranean gull and black-headed gull have been arranged for this purpose. There is a 12 km walking trail around the lake, with a bird watching spot that includes the most important information about birds.



Aim: to tackle migration of well-educated youth from nature protected areas (NPA)

SYSTEMIC Better insight into NPA biodiversity Evidence base of Biodiversity National/regional/local data base? Until May 2018
Better insight of available human resources for sustainable development of NPA/ to understand development impact(s) of Youth emigrations from NPA Evidence base of existing human resources on NPA. National/regional/local data base? Until May 2018
Evidence base of future needed human resources on NPA/ market research.


Interview(s) with local/regional/government authorities
Better governed NPA A list of problems encountered by the area of protected nature. Interview(s) with local/regional/government authorities
Less emigrations form NPA/reduction of brain drain Evidence base of Youth skilled emigrants for last 20 years (trends). National base/international base Until May 2018
To achieve sustainable (economic) development without destruction of natural resources Development plans of area of protected nature Interview(s) with local/regional/government authorities Until May 2018
More jobs for skilled Youths Evidence based makeup on to the Pilot project National base/international base

Surveys among people from NPA.

Until May 2018
Developed a teaching materials how to approach to NPA/less memorisation and more applied knowledge



A list of approved (by Board of Education) educational materials how to approach to NPA teaching and learning.

Number of new teaching/learning materials suitable for NPA problems/issues.

Board of Education Until May 2018
ORGANISATION Become a part of development strategies of NPA
Create a new (trans)national partnerships A list of international partnerships before and after the project. An existing list of partners involved in the project Until May 2018
Be aware of different countries NPA’s problems and possible solutions Evidence base of existing human resources on NPA.

Evidence base of future needed human resources on NPA

Interview(s) with local/regional/government authorities
Be more focus to the problems of NPA / to get aware of different countries’ problems and try to solve them together / higher degree of collaboration between countries Interview(s) with local/regional/government authorities
Executing an international project with a broad impact to local and international environment /create (trans)national methodology for one-stop-shop unit Number of new teaching/learning materials suitable for NPA problems/issues.
A pilot project for selected NPA.
Deeper understanding of Youth and their future job opportunities Evidence base of future needed human resources on NPA. Interview(s) with local/regional/government authorities
A pilot project for selected NPA.
To get understanding about biodiversity concept Evidence base about biodiversity of selected NPA.

Evidence base of future needed human resources on NPA

National/regional/local data base? Until May 2018
To improve institutional capacities Interview(s) with local/regional/government authorities
STUDENTS Improving od communications skills Survey – Evaluation throughout the project
Get an insight into job opportunities/planning of future career Evidence base of existing human resources on NPA.

Evidence base of future needed human resources on NPA

Interview(s) with local/regional/government authorities Until May 2018
Be an active member of international community/ More equip for fight against xenophobia, discriminations, prejudice,… The number of students being involved in the project and their response to the project activities. Presence list February 2018/ May 2018
Self-evaluation questionnaire



The number of WS and exchanges. Presence list


The number of Lecture about the project aim.


Presence list



Get a knowledge how to preserve NPA/ to rise a respect of goods from NPA The number of WS and exchanges. Presence list


Number of conservation actions during the Youth exchanges. Presence list




Numbers of local people involved into survey of biodiversity in selected NPA . The number of surveys being fulfilled.
Be familiar with educational and economic development of NPA Number of web page/FB visitors.

Number of Video blog visitors.

Web pages counter
Encouragements of student how to use their school knowledge practically in the NPA Number of students who are active involved into the project. Presence list
STAFF Better understanding of causes for youth emigrations Survey of causes for youth emigrations from selected NPA. The number of people fulfilled the survey.
Use NPA as a learning environment/identify the ways of to explore NPA as teaching tool Number of new teaching/learning materials suitable for NPA problems/issues
Better understanding of the biodiversity meaning
Develop key competencies/get an experience how to work with youths from different backgrounds The number of WS, lectures, round tables, etc. leaders /number of job shadowing during meetings and Youth exchanges. Presence list


After first Kick-off meeting:

Set of new or improved transnational indicators on migration policy of skilled Youth in nature conservation areas

(1)Fieldwork – collecting emigration data of Skilled Youth in the conservations areas in Podravje, Iasi and Lake Bunyonyi;

(2) Data Analysis;  (3)Complete/improve setting methodology;  (4) First draft report of the findings is prepared;  (5) A case study of local pilot implementations (Local action planes with national conservation priorities). (6) Launching project leaflet.


1st Youth exchange (Slovenia)

25.5. 2018 (Friday) – 03.06. 2018 (Sunday) (±2 days)

2nd Youth exchange (Uganda)

18.8. 2018 (Saturday) – 27.8. 2018 (Monday) ±2 days