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Apply now to join our European Green Activist Training! If you are passionate and want to fight for change for the better, EGAT is for you!

About European Green Activist Training (EGAT)

During the EGAT course, you will learn about Green values, meet politicians and experts working at the frontline of fighting for positive change, and of course connect with plenty of other like-minded young people!

The course will give you insights into the political decision-making processes on the national and European levels, develop your skills as an activist to enact societal change, and explore how Green values promote more equal and sustainable societies.

The aim of EGAT is to familiarise trainees with the institutions of the European Union, green topics, green policies, and sustainable development policies, and through various activities and discussions with representatives of international organizations and representatives of the European Union, to explore opportunities for active and professional involvement in building a greener and more just society.

The training course will be comprised of two weekend training sessions in the Czech Republic, an online course on Green Learning , a preparation session for the Brussels trip and then culminating with a one-week study trip to Brussels to visit the European Institutions alongside EGAT participants from other countries.

We encourage people from across the Czech Republic and from all backgrounds to apply to take part.

Find out more about EGAT on the EGAT project page. 

Programme

First Meeting  

  • Akumulátor, 18- 20 October 2019, Ecocentre PALETA Oucmanice (near Ústí nad Orlicí)
    During the first weekend we will first get acquainted and set up how we want to work together throughout the project. Cities in time of climate change and local politics will be our main themes!

Second Meeting

  • European Akumulátor, 29 November – 01 December 2019, Chaloupky Kněžice (near Jihlava)
    The main topic of the third weekend will be the European Union. We will also focus on topics of feminism, gender equality, LGBTQ+ and migration.

Third Meeting

  • Preparation for a study stay in Brussels, 21 – 22 February 2020, Prague or Brno
    At this two-day meeting we will share practical information on the upcoming study trip to Brussels. At the same time, we will open up some of the topics that European experts, MEPs and activists will address in Brussels at European level.

Brussels Study Trip

  • Early March 2020 (exact dates TBC)

With participants from Croatia, Hungary, Finland and Czech Republic.

PRACTICALITIES 

The project is open to all young people. If there is any obstacle (such as financial, health or language) that might prevent you from participating in the project, write to us and we will customize the program and conditions so that you can fully participate.

– You do not need a CV full of experience, but a desire to be proactive and active.

– age 17 – 23 years

– You live in the Czech Republic (but you do not have to have a permanent residence or Czech citizenship in the Czech Republic)

– You have to take part in all training phases – two weekend training sessions in the Czech Republic and a week-long excursion to Brussels and a two-day preparation for it. EGAT also includes Impact Europe e-learning course on EU policies.

Our goal is that everyone can participate in EGAT, regardless of the financial possibilities. Please consider, then, what your personal possibilities of financially contributing to EGAT are and provide us this information when filing in the application. However, the amount of you contribution has no influence on whether we will select you for EGAT.

How to Apply

Fill out the application form: HERE!

Application deadline: September 26, 2019 (Thursday)

Recommended age for participants is between 17 and 23. If you are not within this range but still feel like the training is for you, write us your motivation into the application.

By September 30, we will let you know if we are a one of the selected participants. We make pre-selection of early applications already in mid-September, so do not hesitate and apply as soon as possible!

More information on the Institute for Active Citizenship website here!


The course is organised by Green European Foundation with the support of Institute for Active Citizenship  and with the financial support of the European Parliament to Green European Foundation.

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