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5
Apr
2019
 
6
Apr
2019
 
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
 
Lisbon, Portugal

Do you want to gain a better understanding of the European Union and its environmental policies? Do you want to learn how to influence policy makers with novel and creative methods? Apply now for our Spring School taking place in Lisbon!

Event Background

The Green European Foundation, with its new partner Quercus, is launching the first ever Spring School in Portugal under the European Green Activists Training programme, taking place in Lisbon.

About the Event

This two-day training session will dive into environmental policies, helping participants understand the inner-workings of the European Union institutions and how environmental policies can be influenced. The session will also offer alternative tools for activism, such as using cartoons and video formats.

Programme

Day 1 – 5th April

09:00

  • Reception

09:30

  • Opening: Quercus board member and GEF director Aurélie Maréchal
  • Ice-Breaker
  • Introduction to the course, the speakers and the hotel environmental policy

MODULE 1 – EU and the Environment: official institutions and civil society organizations

10:00 

  • The European institutions, GEF work programme
  • (Videos: Green Policy Advisors interviews)  GEF director Aurélie Maréchal

10:20

  • The EU Parliament: roles, activities and challenges
    Pedro Valente da Silva, head of Cabinet of the EP Rep. in Portugal
  • Q&A

10:50

  • Coffee-break

11:20

  • Influencing the EU Environmental legislation and policies – the role and action of NGOs
  • (Videos – Projection of a “Green Minute” about the European Parliament; Interview with the EEB Secretary General; video of Greta, the Swedish girl who inspired the climate student marches)
  • Paula Lopes da Silva, Quercus, former EEB board member

11:40

  • Agriculture, nature and the environment. The EU Agriculture Policy: The position of C6, a coalition of Portuguese NGOs 
  • Domingos Leitão, Executive Director at SPEA, C6 member

Q&A; Discussion

12:30

  • Lunch

14:00

  • Biodiversity, green citizenship and the EU – A training experience in Brussels
    (Videos of interviews done at IUCN)
  • Sandra Pereira, Biologist and Environmental Education Officer, Quercus

14:20

  • E-learning with the Green European Foundation
  • Ioana Banach, deputy director GEF

14:45

  • Work in Groups: Engaging in Green Learning online course Impact Europe

16:30

  • Evaluation of the day

19:30

  • Dinner at Restaurant Jardim dos Sentidos (Vegetarian)

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Day 2 – 6th April

MODULE 2 – EU and the Environment: Policies, Legislation and Challenges ahead

09:30

  • Introduction with a video: “Story of stuff – Microfibers”
    https://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-microfibers/

09:40

  • Circular Economy / European Waste policy / The Plastics Strategy
    Larissa Copello, Zero Waste Europe

10:00

  • Citizens and waste: Short presentation of QuercusWasteApp

Q&A discussion

Coffee break

11:00

  • Introduction to the workshops; split of the groups and initial brainstorm

12:30

  • Lunch

14:00

  • Practical Workshops: Communicating on European environmental-related themes

Workshop 1: Creating an Environmental Cartoon

  • Facilitated by Osvaldo Medina, teacher, BD and animation professional and Paula Silva, Quertoon Network

Workshop 2: Producing a TV Green Minute

  • Facilitated by Sara Campos and João Luis Azevedo, from Quercus Green Minute team

Workshop 3: Environmental cyberactivism; designing an FB campaign

  • Facilitated by Lopo de Almeida, IT consultant, Quercus member

16:30

  • Presentation of workshop outputs by each group

17:00

  • Evaluation of the event

17:30

  • Final remarks and closing

Practicalities

This event is for participants aged between 18 – 26 years old.

The event will be mainly held in Portuguese, with some parts in English.

Registraton

Please register via the form found here.

Deadline: 30th March


 

Address
 
Lisbon, Portugal

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