Both the civic service model and the Both the sustainable development framework have two defining characteristics: they can be tailored, and are comprehensive.
This compatibility, in addition to the ever increasing need for decisive and smart action for climate mitigation, is why Ecogenia works across various program areas, and ensures its outcomes are directly contributing towards positive climate impact.
Informed by the opportunities, and unique dynamics of the Greek context, as well as by conducting thorough landscape analyses and needs assessments, Ecogenia has identified ecotourism and education as the impact areas to prioritize in its pilot and scaling phase.
The nature of the civic service model is that it has an inherent multiple effectiveness: it inspires profound change in the cohort members, it reaches a community, and it effectively addresses a local need. Distinctive to civic service is the way it marries practicality – by providing cohort members with skills and experience – with idealism and optimism – instilling in the young generation and the community a sense of civic responsibility and renewed spirit of action. Achieving this takes time, which is why we establish long-term relationships with the communities we reach, and why our goal is to build out the service term to last 6 – 9 months. Nevertheless, we have already witnessed this impact, and its potential, through our completed programs.
Learn more about our program impact to date through our program reports.