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Call for Prep-Team: Summer Camp - Fighting for Our Common Planet (CLOSED)

The Federation of Young European Greens is announcing an open call for members of the international preparatory team for the Summer Camp “Fighting for Our Common Planet” that will take place from 22 - 30.07.2018 in Selce, Croatia. 

 

The aim of this activity is to empower youth organisations to advocate for the sustainable management of natural commons. This will be reached by fulfilling the following objectives: 

  1. To learn how young people can participate in managing their own living environments, in particular vital commons such as land and water;
  2. To understand the importance of preserving the common good of a livable climate as a prerequisite for peaceful communities in Europe and in Europe's neighbours:
  3. To develop skills in advocating for natural commons on local and regional level.

 

Commons are goods that are neither privately nor state owned. They are managed by a  community and often play a vital role in the life of a community. We are currently witnessing big transformations in the management of our common goods around Europe. These processes have very concrete consequences on the lives of young people and it is important that youth is involved in designing the ways we manage our natural rights. Sustainable commons are a prerequisite for participation overall and the ways they are managed can serve as examples for many different types of participatory processes. Management of commons is very important for the resources to be sustainable and accessible for everyone in the community.

 

The activity will consist of four parts:

  1. The first part will be devoted to a recap of the conclusions of the first activity (Social Commons seminar - Poland, March) as well as establishing an understanding of what commons and in particular natural commons are.
  2. The second part will be devoted to natural commons and participation, with concrete examples from young people's struggles to influence decision making related to natural goods and use of land, as well as young people organising to protect everyone's access to drinking water.
  3. The third part will be devoted to climate as a common and how (mis)management of our climate can correlate with peace.
  4. The fourth part will develop participants' skills to organise and advocate for natural commons, in particular through practical exercises together with the local community where the activity is held.

 

The main responsibility of the prep-team is preparation of the Summer Camp with a full support of FYEG’s Project Manager and an EC member. In particular:  

  • Active participation in the regular online meetings prior the event;
  • Participation in a live prep team meeting;
  • Preparation and dissemination of the call and selection of participants, preparation of participants for the event and providing them with all the necessary information regarding the program;
  • Preparation and implementation of the seminar programme; designing and preparing sessions based on non-formal education methodology, Invitation and communication with speakers, experts, trainers and partners in accordance with the project aims;
  • Help with the promotion of the event and ensuring media visibility;
  • Taking care of practicalities and for the general well-being of the participants;
  • Full participation during the entire event, 22 - 30 July 2018; and prep team meeting before and after;
  • Coordination of the follow-up activities after the Summer Camp;
  • Help with the reporting of the seminar.

 

Being a prep-team member at a FYEG event would offer you:

  • Working in a lively international environment;
  • Experience in managing youth projects – preparation, implementation, evaluation, follow up and reporting;
  • Getting familiar with Green values and FYEG work;
  • A possibility to extend the knowledge about commons;
  • A possibility to develop your skills in group work and non-formal education;
  • A lot of work and a lot of fun!

 

Prep-team members should:

  • Speak English (you should be able to clearly express yourself both orally and in writing).
  • Be willing to take on a challenge;
  • Be responsible about fulfilling their tasks and help the rest of the group;
  • Have good organisational skills;
  • Be good team players;
  • Be committed to the aims of the project;
  • Be familiar with non-formal education methods.

 

Activities: 

  1. Online work on preparatory tasks and program (April 2018 - August 2018 // 3-4h a week)
  2. Live prep team meeting (31 May - 03 June 2018 // 2 full working days)
  3. Final preparatory meeting (20 - 22 July 2018 // 1.5 working days)
  4. The seminar (22 - 30 July 2018 // 7 full working days)
  5. Evaluation meeting after the seminar (30 July 2018 // 1 full working day)
  6. Help with reporting of the event (August - September 2018 // 1-3h a week)

 

Methodology: 

The program will be based on the principles of non-formal education and intercultural learning. We strive for active, inclusive and direct communication and transfer and sharing of knowledge. Sessions will be balanced between theoretical inputs, training, workshops, discussions, reflection, planning, brainstorming and other interactive methods of learning.

 

Practicalities:

Accommodation, food, working space, travel and visa costs for preparatory team will be fully covered within reasonable limits and within Europe. For selection of travel means the condition is to combine the most economic and environmentally friendly way (lowest price + travel time + CO2 emissions).

If you are interested to try out your non-formal education skills, if you are willing to engage in an adventure of imagining the new ways of doing politics - this project is for you!

 

DEADLINE for submitting online applications: 1 April 2018 at midnight  CLOSED

You may access online application form HERE.