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ONLINE FORMAT Climate emergency: priorities from the youth for a political agenda focused on sustainability

Partnership-building Activity

8-12 October 2020 | Cabueñes, Asturias, Spain

This activity aims to address the climate issue from a multidisciplinary and cross-cutting youth approach to the daily activity of organizations, so that young people are involved in a global way in this problem.

Today, young people must grapple with serious problems inherited from their elders such as persisting poverty, rampant inequality and climate change. Nevertheless, young people possess the energy, creativity and passion to create a Europe that does not live off the rest of the world, spreading poverty and environmental damage.

A visible fact of this energy and capacity is the youth movement against climate change, a movement that promotes student strikes to protest against the inaction of politicians against global warming. This movement has been gaining adherents in various countries, however many young people feel today disappointed for not being represented in the large spaces where debate and decisions are taken.

Although there are organizations and spaces of the youth that are a channel of access to these decision spaces, this is not enough. It is necessary to strengthen the existing spaces of young people in defense of their interests to protect the environment as agents of their own sustainable future.

For this reason, the Spanish Youth Council wants to lead and implement this training action focused on strengthening existing youth spaces to fight against the climatic emergency.

The training action "Climate emergency: priorities from the youth for a political agenda focused on sustainability” finds its origins in the growing involvement of young people on issues related to sustainability and the climate emergency. This activity aims to address the climate issue from a multidisciplinary and cross-cutting youth approach to the daily activity of organizations, so that young people are involved in a global way in this problem.

Specifically, this training activity seeks to achieve the following objectives:

1. Train youth entities in European Sustainability Policies through the entities' representatives.

2. Reflection, analysis and open debate on the climate emergency and the positioning of young people in front of it.

3. Develop a common position in sustainability management that would be leaded by the Spanish Youth Council to the European Youth Forum.

The methodology of the activity is based on encouraging participation as a basis for the empowerment of the participants, who are mostly young people. That is why all sessions will combine theory, examples, case studies and dynamics around each of the themes of the courses.

Specifically, the methodology is based on non-formal education using participatory methods and strategies. This methodology is characterized by being open, flexible, adaptive, participatory and enriching personal and social development.

Moreover, the methodology of this training activity will assure a global perspective of the sustainability policy framework, that is, keeping in view the legal framework of their countries of origin.

 

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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 18 September 2020.

Date of selection: 20 September 2020

Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/8790

This Partnership-building Activity is

for 20 participants participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Delegates from the European Youth Forum Member Organizations, members of international youth organizations, members of national youth councils

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

NA Spain (National Agency)

Co-organiser(s):

  • Spanish Youth Council (Others)

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

E-Mail:

Phone: +34 91 782 76 12

Costs

Participation fee

A participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Accommodation and food

This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.

The Spanish National Agency will organise the accommodation and will cover all the costs for accommodation and food. 

 

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Note for sending NA´s, this training is from TCA 2020”.

 

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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