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The Green European Foundation participated in the European Youth Conference in Gdansk, organised in cooperation with the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung office in Warsaw and European Solidarity Centre!
The three-day Conference in Gdańsk addressed issues including globalisation and European and nationalist answers to it. From 24 to 26 July, we explored the current challenges to open societies and inclusive democracies, and how people risk being divided along lines of integration and identity. Moreover, the programme included practical workshops and ample space for networking.
We discussed important points of reference and processes that are shaping the worldview of engaged young Europeans, who on an everyday basis are searching for ways to make a socially responsible, just and sustainable Europe happen, and also focus on the causes of and reactions to growing feelings of uncertainty, injustice and fear in EU member states in a beautiful setting at the Baltic Sea.
The Green European Foundation contributed to this conference with three relevant workshops:
- WIDEN YOUR OUTLOOK – NETWORKING SESSION (Tuesday, 25 July, 15h-17h): To face today’s challenges, it is crucial that grassroots movements and activists connect with each other and collaborate to strengthen their impact. This session reflected the needs of youth leaders to expand their network and identify resources which the other organisations/ participants present at the event can offer them.
- ONLINE LEARNING FOR GREEN POLITICS (Tuesday, 25th of July, 17h30-19h00): During this workshop, we shared the experience of Green European Foundation in developing e-learning programmes. Furthermore, the workshop provided an interactive space for exploring ways in which the participants can make use of new (online) technologies to advance their own learning and activities.
- TELLING THE STORY: GETTING YOUNG GREEN VOICES HEARD (Wednesday, 26 July, 11h-13h): This workshop aimed to give participants some tips and tools to make their voice heard. From coming up with an angle to turn an important topic into a compelling news story, to pitching their proposal and getting their work published – we walked them through the steps to get their story out there.
Other useful information can be found here: http://calendar.boell.de/
Registration: Applications closed on 30 April 2017
Date: 24 to 26 July 2017
Venue: Europejskie Centrum Solidarności I European Solidarity Centre, Gdańsk (Poland)
Gdańsk , 80–863 Poland