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European Youth Congress for Rio+20 and Advocacy Training

Training Course

26 August - 10 September 2011 | Slovenia, Brussels, London, Slovenia

If you are a European citizen aged between 18-28 and feel strongly about tackling issues of environmental degradation, social justice and economic equity, join us as we explore how to get your message across in the lead up to Rio Summit, 2012.
Apply now! at: http://peacechild.wufoo.com/forms/application-to-european-youth-congress-for-rio20/ The programme will take place in two-parts: • Part 1: Come to the European Youth Congress in Izola, Slovenia for a 5-day training on advocacy and discussions on Rio+20. • Part 2: Travel with the Peace Child team to Bonn, Brussels and London to put your training into practice at EU and UN meetings! European Youth Congress The younger brother of the World Youth Congress, the European Youth Congress (EYC) involves young people from all over Europe every other year. This year it will take place over one week in Izola, Slovenia. The focus of EYC 2011 will be on preparing for the Rio+20 Earth Summit next year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. You can find more information about our past congresses here- http://www.peacechild.org/content.aspx?Group=ourwork&Page=ourwork_youthcongresses. Advocacy Training The Advocacy Training is a two-week intensive programme for young Europeans between the ages of 18-28. It starts at the European Youth Congress in Izola, Slovenia and continue include a series of meetings with policy makers and experts in Bonn, Brussels, London and PCI headquarters. Note: You must be aged 18-28 to apply for the EYC or Advocacy Training. We can only accept legal residents of European Programme Countries can apply for the Advocacy Training.* If you are from a Neighbouring European Country**, you may apply for the EYC.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 40 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth policy makers, European Citizens Only

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Peace Child International (Youth NGO)

Peace Child International is a UK-based charity with the aim of empowering young people to be the change they want to see in the world. We want to encourage young people to inform themselves and then take action.

Inform Yourself! We do this through creating publications, training programmes and lesson plans on sustainable development, climate change, conflict resolution, human rights, gender and advocacy. These are available for youth around the world to use and adapt. We also run the bi-annual World Youth Congresses and European Youth Congresses.

Take Action! Through the Be the Change! Programme we support young people to undertake community-based action projects of their own. We are helping to support the first Be the Change Academy in Kisumu, Kenya where young people will be trained in entrepreneurial skills.

Contact for questions:

Peace Child International

Fax: +44 1763 274 460

Website: http://peacechild.org


Phone: +44 176 327 1459


All training costs are provided. However you will need to pay for travel to and from Slovenia if you are just coming to Part 1; or your return travel from London if you are joining us for Part 2.
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