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The 8th edition of the European Green Activists Training will kick off at the beginning of March. The event will gather 140 young greens from Finland, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Catalonia, Poland and Greece that will explore the European political sphere first-hand.

About the event

During the three-day study trip, participants 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.

Project 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 EU for Beginners, 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.


Tuesday March 7 – Getting to know each other, the green movement and the green family

  • Welcome note
  • Getting to know each other and team building activities
  • Political Ecology in Europe: the roots, the values and the people
  • Preparing for the European Parliament visit
  • Activist Toolkit: Public Speaking

Wednesday March 8– Visit to European Parliament and Activism in practice

  • Official visits to the European Parliament with MEPs Heidi Hautala, Philippe Lambert, Sara Mathieu, Saskia Bricmont, and Ernest Urtasun
  • Visit to the House of European History
  • Topical session on gender rights with MEP Kira Marie Peter-Hansen & other speakers
  • Activism in Brussels- International Women’s Day march

Thursday March 9 – Lobby in the EU and visit to the European Parliament

  • Activist Toolkit: The Good Lobby
  • Activist Toolkit: tilt!
  • Official visits to the European Parliament with MEPs Jakob Dalunde, Kim Van Sparrentak, and Alexandra Geese
  • Visit to the House of European History
  • Topical session on Energy in Europe
  • Closing Dinner

This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.

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