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The highlight of the 2018-2019 edition of the European Green Activists Training! 80 young Green activists from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland and Malta will come together in Brussels to experience the European political sphere first-hand.

Event Background

The European Green Activists Training (EGAT) consists of training sessions for young Green activists in three phases.

The first phase is the completion of the free online course Impact Europe. Then, in the second phase, the trainees participate national training sessions in their respective countries on domestic politics, as well as a session on European politics and institutions. The final stage is the study trip, which brings all of the trainees from across Europe together in Brussels.

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

About the Event

During the four-day study trip, participants from Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland and Malta will have the chance to engage 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 informal 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.

Programme

Monday 4th March – Getting to know each other

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

Tuesday 5th March – Discover the European Union

  • European Parliament visit, with MEPs Heidi Hautala, Ernest Urtasun and Sven Giegold.

Parallel Sessions:

  • House of Europe visit
  • Parlamentarium visit
  • Career opportunities in Brussels

Wednesday 6th March – Influence the European Union

  • Different faces of lobbying: citizen, NGOs and corporations
  • Activist toolbox: debate and demonstrate

Thursday 7th March – Debate the European Union

  • Keynote speech on the Future of Europe
  • Groupwork and debates

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 2019, for national training sessions in the Czech Republic, Croatia, Finland and Hungary. 

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