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Call for Participants! Online Training Course "Building the Vision"!

  • Are you passionate about environmental sustainability and environmental protection?

  • Are you a youth worker or a member of the environmental youth movement or informal group?

  • Do you want to have a long term impact on environmental policies and influencing local policy making through participation in youth environmental organisations of the future?

  • Are you a young game-changer aged between 18 and 30 with a good level of English residing in Armenia?

If you answered YES to all of these questions, then this training course is the right choice for you!

And although the best things in life don’t come free, this training course is an exception and it’s completely free of charge!

Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia, in cooperation with its partner organization Youth and Environment Europe is looking for participants for the online international training course “Building the Vision: Youth environmental organisations of the future” on 18 -24 May 2020.

*The online training course is the first activity of YEE’s project ‘Imagining the Green Future’ supported by the European Youth Foundation, Council of Europe and Erasmus+.

Would you like to participate in an online interactive training course based on non-formal education principles?

During the online training we will explore how to shift from an informal group or a grassroots movement into an organisation with a vision and structure!

What can you expect?

The training course will prepare young people from environmental movements, informal groups and NGOs to think of (re)establishing their structure and (re)defining their vision, organisational aims and objectives. YEE wants to support youth environmental activists, workers and informal groups to create a vision and structure for entering the political environment.  You can expect interactive sessions facilitated by our amazing Preparatory team of trainers, educators and facilitators!

By the way, the First-Secretary of the Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia, Naira Darbinyan is one of the trainers for this training course!

* Meet the team and read more about each team member here. We will have various sessions during which you will:

  • Gain competences and skills needed to advocate, campaign and lobby for environmental policies on local level;

  • Learn how to develop the organisational structure and vision, mission & values for an organisation as well as practical skills of training it;

  • Learn how to properly set up aims and objectives for your organisation and how to practice non discrimination and how to create inclusive atmosphere within your organisation;

  • Gain knowledge of membership management and develop skills in creating fundraising strategies and crowdfunding campaigns;

  • Have the opportunity to present your movement or organisation and to share your previous experience and establish the common ground and new partnerships with other participants;

  • Have the chance to talk to other learners and youth workers from all over the world, and learn from each other;

  • Have the chance to work on the exciting training course outputs (articles, videos, infographics, etc.).

What makes it even more exciting is that we know your participation will make a difference and therefore it will be highly appreciated.  After successful completion of the training course, you will get a YEE Certificate for each of the main topical sessions as well as the YouthPass training course certificate from Erasmus+!

Who are we looking for?

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 training course and get involved in projects on the topic following the course.

The criteria for applying are the following:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years old, residing in Armenia

  • Have good communication skills and speak English well (you should be able to clearly express yourself both orally and in writing);

  • Be interested in the topics of the training course: environmental issues, sustainability, youth movements, NGOs, vision building, organizational management, fundraising, and political lobbying;

  • Be willing to support the rest of the group and be a team-player;

  • Be able and motivated to attend the whole training course and take part in further activities and tasks

  • Have the motivation to take part in the following project activities (second training course in August 2020 and local actions after the second training course);

  • Have the motivation to take back the learning experience to Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia and/or communities;

  • Be committed to the aims of the project and YEE values!

How to apply?

Interested candidates should submit the online application which you can find HERE.

Deadline for applications: 27 APRIL 2020

ONLY the selected candidates will be informed about the results of the selection within two weeks after the deadline. We are looking forward to receiving your applications! Good Luck!

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