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The 4th edition of the Brussels Study Trip for young green European activists will take place this March. The event will gather 93 green-minded youth from Finland, Croatia, Hungary and Czech Republic that will explore the European political sphere first-hand.

About the Event

During the four-day study trip, will have the chance to explore various topics such as climate justice and lobbying in Brussels through engaging with professionals, politicians, NGOs and other activists operating in and around the European institutions, as well as with each other.

With a range of formal and non-formal training methods, including interactive workshops, the trip will be a valuable learning experience for young activists brought together by Green values and a motivation to enact change.

Event Background

The European Green Activists Training (EGAT) consists of training sessions for young Green activists in various phases. These include the completion of the online course Impact Europe, the participation in national training sessions in their respective countries on domestic politics, as well as on European politics and institutions. The final stage is the study trip, which brings all the participants from across Europe together in Brussels.

The EGAT project aims to Europeanise existing training programmes for Green activists in several European countries by incorporating more pan-European content and to make these programmes more cooperative by enabling young activists to meet and network.

Programme

Monday 2nd March – Getting to know each other and working together!

  • Meeting the participants and familiarising them with the Green family on a European level.

Tuesday 3rd March – The EU: how we work together, its history & institutions.

  • European Parliament visit, with MEPs & other speakers
  • Parallel Sessions:
  • House of Europe visit
  • Parlamentarium visit
  • Networking in Brussels

Wednesday 4th March – Climate justice: exploring concepts and dimensions related to climate justice and exploring tools and ideas for climate action.

  • Workshops on climate justice and various topics such as: climate and migration, climate and gender and climate action.

Thursday 5th March – Lobby in the EU: the good and the bad

  • Keynote speech on Lobbying in the EU
  • Brussels Lobby Tour

The exact details and timings of the programme are to be confirmed, please check back later for more information.

If you would like to take part in the next generation of EGAT, there will be a call for participant applications in Autumn 2020, for national training sessions in the Czech Republic, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Catalonia and Poland.

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