The Green European Foundation is hosting a stimulating training in Finland for young Green activists, in collaboration with Visio.
Training in Finland for young Green activists with a strong interest in Europe
This training s a part of our transnational project “European Green Activists Training”, and will provide opportunities for 20 participants to learn more about the institutions of the European Union, Green politics and sustainable development policies.
As an additional element of this training, the participants will gain an exclusive access to our online course IMPACT EUROPE – which will enhance their critical understanding of the European Union, provide them with an analytical overview of the Green movement in the context of contemporary politics at the European level, as well as with insights into ways of generating political impact as a European citizen.
The EU Session
The Green European Foundation will contribute with a special session with the focus on Europe, the EU and the Greens on 1st and 2nd December in Helsinki. Find our more about the programme below.
The first day will consist of a visit to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Department of Europe, and a workshop entitled ”Simulation of European Parliament” facilitated by the members of Young European Federalists of Finland.
During the second day, the participants will take part in thematic workshops, listed below:
- “Basics of the European Union Politics” – Annika Ojala, Coordinator at the Finnish Green Women’s Association;
- “Blue Future in the Government and Finland in the EU” – Sampo Terho, Minister of Europe, Culture and Sport, The Blue Reform party;
- “Influencing on European Politics on National and European Levels” – Carl Schlyter, Member of the Swedish Parliament and ex-MEP – TBC;
- “EGP Committee and Greens at European Level” – Oras Tynkkynen, Member of the EPG Board.
The EU training session will be accompanied by training session on national politics and culminate in a study visit to Brussels in Spring 2018, in which the participants will complement their training by experiencing the European political dimension first-hand.
Application process closed
The deadline for applications was 31 August 2017. Stay tuned for similar opportunities next year and shorten the wait by going through our online course!