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European Green Activists Training is the right course for you if you want to change the world you live in. The course will encourage you to find your own ways and channels to be an active citizen both in Finland and the European Union.
About the event
During the course you will familiarize yourself with the green values, meet politicians, experts from organizations, media and corporations and, of course, a big bunch of like-minded young people. You will learn about decision-making, influencing the structures of a society and how the green values promote more equal, sustainable and well-functioning societies. We are encouraging people all over Finland, from diverse backgrounds to apply for the course.
The training programme consists of 5 national meetings and a study tour in Brussels.
1st meeting September 28 – 30 Helsinki area, Finland: Welcome to the training!
2nd meeting November 2 – 4 Helsinki, Finland: Europe, EU and the Greens
3rd meeting November 30 – December 2 Jyväskylä, Finland: Municipal politics and activism in local level
4th meeting February 1 – 3, 2019 Helsinki, Finland: Parliament, ministries and activism in national level
Brussels study tour Spring 2019
5th meeting April 5 –7, 2019: Media, international affairs and end of the training
The training costs 220 euros and the fee includes travel and possible accommodation costs to training sessions in Finland, all materials and travel and accommodation costs in Brussels. Applicants should be 15-25 years old, membership of the Green party or previous experience from the party is not expected, as we are looking for people who do not yet have a lot of experience from the Greens. We are looking for young people who have a strong will to learn and make an impact, motivation is the most important single factor.
Apply through this application form until August 14, the decisions will be informed by August 31. Altogether 25 participants will be selected for the course.
More information in Finnish.