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Change begins by imagining this world differently. Can you? If you’re interested in activism, politics and public affairs you can now apply to be part of the European Green Activists Training
About the event
As part of EGAT you will take part in a three-weekend training session taking place in different locations of the Czech Republic, as well as an international study trip. The program will run from the first weekend of October 2021, until March 2022, when the trip to Brussels will take place alongside young activists from Finland, Hungary, Spain, Poland, Greece, and Croatia, who are part of similar trainings.
During this programme, you will explore different aspects of politics and activism with experts in the field, including journalists, academics, experts, and politicians. We will awake your sense of initiative and support your skills in advocacy, teamwork, campaigning, and work with the media. Together we will go through a whole range of approaches and tools that can change the world around. It is important for us to connect theory and practice. Besides practical skills, we will focus on important cross-cutting themes such as climate change, education, feminism and more.
The training program consists of 2 national trainings, the online course EU for Beginners and the study tour in Brussels with a short preparatory meeting beforehand.
1st meeting: “Another world is possible!”
October 28th – 30th, Toulcův Dvůr, Prague area CZ
Welcome to the Akumulátor and EGAT, get engaged! Including practical workshops with external guests about the imagination and upcoming campaign on energy poverty in Czechia.
2nd meeting: “It’s all about campaigning!”
December 9th – 11st, Paleta Oucmanice, Pardubice area CZ
Critical approach to the (social) media content with journalist Vojtěch Boháč and campaigning strategies.
3rd meeting: “Why GRL PWR is not enough and is the future feminist?”
February 10th -12th, Kaprálův mlýn, Brno area CZ
Feminism, gender and intersectionality in the context of central and easter Europe. Among others including workshop about feminism in the climate movement, where we connect the climate crisis with feminist issues.
4th meeting: “Czechia + EU = ?” Towards the common Europe critically
TBC Half day online meeting before Brussels study tour
Brussels study tour: Spring 2023
Please note: Due to the particular circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, all activities could potentially be subjected to changes depending on the epidemiological data and any restrictive measures and guidelines at that time. Some parts of the programme involving travel may take place online.
This training is open to participants between age 15 and 23. You don’t need experience in activism or politics to apply, it is your motivation to make a change and impact that counts!
The sliding fee for the whole training is 5000 CZK (circa 200€). While writing your application, you can choose how much you can afford to pay. Institute of active citizenship will cover the remaining sum. We don’t want anyone to be excluded because of the money and the amount of your contribution doesn’t play any role in the selection of the participants!
Apply through this application form until September 10th, the decisions will be informed by September 6rd. Altogether 15 participants will be selected for the course.
For more information in Czech click here.
This EGAT programme is organised by Green European Foundation with the support of Institute of Active Citizenship and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.