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Call for Participants! International Seminar in Ireland!



Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia, in cooperation with its partner organization, Youth and Environment Europe(YEE), is announcing an open call for Armenian participants for the international seminar “Know Your Grassroots” that will take place from 1 – 7 April 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.

Nowadays in Europe, where many young people still feel skeptical about the institutionalized politics, future of Europe and their participation in the social and political life of their communities, grassroots projects and activism could be seen as the right tool for making a real and youth-led change in society. The aim of the seminar is to define the concept of environmental grassroots projects and their role in fostering youth participation.

Objectives of the seminar are:

  • To define the concept of environmental grassroots projects and their role in fostering youth participation.

  • To create a space for peer learning and sharing: exchange of best practices and experiences among youth organisations.

  • To define the role of environmental youth organisations in supporting environmental grassroots projects.

  • To equip the participants with overview of environmental grassroots movements.

In order to increase capacities of young people to advocate for grassroots initiatives, we will:

  • Learn what grassroots activism and actions are, and in particular environmental grassroots movements;

  • Understand the relation between grassroots movements, environmental youth organisations and youth participation by learning from concrete examples of young people’s initiatives regarding environmental problems;

  • Learn new methods and strategies of creating youth led environmental grassroots movements

Participant Profile:

We welcome applications from those who are interested in the topic, are motivated to learn and share knowledge with an international group of young people in the seminar and get involved in projects on the topic following the seminar. The criteria for applying are the following:

  • Be an active youth leader, youth worker or peer educator

  • Have experience or interest in the topic of environmental grassroots movements

  • Have at least an intermediate level of English

  • Be able to attend the whole seminar and preparatory task before the seminar

  • Take initiative in organising local actions after July 2019

  • Have the motivation to take back the learning experience to FYCA and/or communities

The program will be based on the principles of non-formal education and intercultural learning. We strive for an active, inclusive program that includes direct communication and a sharing of knowledge. The sessions will be balanced between theoretical inputs, workshops, discussions, training and other interactive methods of non-formal learning.

Practicalities:

  • The full cost of working materials, visa and lodging (accommodation in multi-bed rooms, vegetarian food, and refreshments) during the training will be covered by the organisers.

  • Participation Fee: 30 EUR

Visa costs will be fully reimbursed. YEE will reimburse 80% of travel cost within reasonable limits and within Europe for all participants. All with the condition to follow YEE travel policy to combine the most economic and environmentally friendly way (lowest price + travel time + CO2 emissions).

Got curious?

Great! Hurry up and complete the following application form!

Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 6 February 2019 ( 23:59 AMT)


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