JANUN e.V. was founded in 1994 by several youth environmental initiatives in Hannover.
While during the first years after the establishment , nature – and environmental protection stood in the centre of activities, other topics added over the years.
At the moment there are around 80 young people actively involved in the following working groups: Environmental education, Nature observation, Gardening, Indigenous peoples Environment, Climate Protection, “KonsuMensch” – consumerism & globalisation, Belarus & humanitarian aid for the people who are still suffering of the Chernobyl disaster, Multicultural society & Migration, Nutrition.
Over the year there are around 20 weekend seminars and 10 – 12 international youth exchanges, mainly with partner organisations from Belarus, Siberia, Mari El, Palestine, Israel, Greenland, Norway/Sapmi, Kurdistan and Serbia, taking place. JANUN is a Sending – and Hosting-Organization for the European Voluntary Service.
Further than that there are two big projects which are supervised by two other pedagogues of JANUN. These are the projects “Kleiner Jugendtreff Südstadt”, a small youth centre and a children and youth participation project. These two projects are done by JANUN for the city of Hannover.
(JugendAktionsNetzwerk Umwelt und Naturschutz)