This is the japanese article about our NGO from Rottweil, Germany. We invited japanese youths from Fukushima, to a trip with german youths, visiting belarusian youths: From March 23rd to 31st 2013: http://kodomofukushima.net/index.php?key=jona4re2q-591#_591 Name of our NGO: “Bürgerintiative für eine Welt ohne Atomare Bedrohung” / “Civil Initiative for a World without an Atomic Threat”
EDIT from March 11th 2013_ Report in german language: http://www.schwarzwaelder-bote.de/inhalt.rottweil-initiative-erinnert-an-fukushima.c76a8c08-dadc-4e4f-82f4-14e80659311d.html
The Rottweiler “citizens’ initiative for a world without nuclear threat” has established contacts with affected people in Fukushima prefecture.
The partners report that the consequences are far from over, according to a press release. 380,000 people were evacuated, and many can not return to their homes, large areas are contaminated with radiation.Now it is about to protect children, to avoid diseases, compensation for victims and for evacuations from the contaminated areas. The Japanese partners are committed to the nuclear phase and seek energy alternatives. The Rottweiler citizen initiative therefore looked for ways to support collaboration. Since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, there are already close contacts with Belarus, which was by the then hit hardest by nuclear disaster .
For the first time tri-national cooperation
With donations, children recreations and an intensive youth work and a network of transnational cooperation has emerged. Now there will be this year for the first time a tri-national cooperation between Japan, Belarus and Rottweil.
During the Easter holidays there will be a trip to Belarus, in which the projects of the Belarusian Foundation are “Children of Chernobyl” are visited and held discussions with stakeholders.
From 5th to 15 July there will be a youth project in Rottweil, which will have the energy transition and the possibilities of civil engagement as topic. Six young people from Japan, Belarus and Rottweil learn using examples to know how the energy transition in the region Rottweil is implemented in various ways by citizens and associations, industry and politics.
In the final workshop of the future, the 18 participants will take on the possibilities of further development of the energy transition and cooperation across national borders.
For more information: Youths who are 18 years old and interested in the youth project should register by calling +0049 741/4 46 52
Stay: For free. In City of Rottweil @ guest families: http://www.rottweil.de/en/Tourism
We have 20 years of civil society and Chernobyl experience.
Founder Mrs. Angela Gessler, Contact: http://www.rottweil.de/269?&key=rottweil&placeId=2&todo=entry&id=272
English Presentation of our NGO: http://www.ecnchernobyl.eu/index.php?ctlPage=