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Are you based in Greece and interested in activism, ecology and their involvement in politics and public life? Do you want to make a difference to your community and beyond? Τhen the European Green Activist Training id the right programme for you!
About the event
During EGAT Greece, 20 participants aged 16-25 will have the chance to shape their activist figures through green values and with practical and theoritical guidance they will deepen their knowledge and understanding of issues related to democracy, ecology, sustainability, energy communities and just and democratic energy transition. They will get familiarised with the political decision-making processes on the national and European levels, understanding the severity of the imbalance of political representation and ultimately they will develop their skills so as to enact societal change, and promote more equal and sustainable societies. They will share space with politicians, activists, scientists and academics working in the front line trying to make positive change, and of course, they will meet with their like-minded peers who share the same preoccupation about the future and ideas of a better world.
THIS YEAR’S TOPICS
- Energy & Renewables
- EU, Democracy & Active Citizenship
Eco-camp Experience in rural area in Greece (TBA) October 28th – 30th
Thessaloniki, Heinrich Böll Foundation December 3d – 4th
Brussels Study Trip
March / April, 2023 (exact dates TBA)
To APPLY, fill this application form by September 25th, 2022, 24:00 EET and give yourself the chance to drive social change through a unique learning experience. Please note that due to COVID-19 pandemic, all activities could potentially be subjected to changes. Some parts of the programme including the study travel could happen online.
- Aged between 16-25y.o., with plenty or with minimum experience in activism.
- Belief in green values, respect for the natural environment, people and animals.
- Passionate to learn and develop skills as a green activist in order to enact societal change.
Participation in EGAT Greece is free. All training materials, flights to and accommodation in Brussels are covered by funds deriving from the European Parliament, on condition that a participant has successfully completed the training programme in Greece. Unfortunately, we cannot cover transport and accommodation costs from other parts of Greece to the venues for attending the training workshops. If you really want to participate but are unable to cover these costs, please contact us so that we can see what solutions might be available.
Equal opportunity disclaimer
We would like to encourage young people aged 16-25 from every part of Greece to submit an application. We would particularly like to encourage participation from young people who belong to groups with marginal political representation, such as People with Disabilities, Roma Greeks, second generation immigrants and members of the LGBTQI+ community. Knowledge and experience in the above topics of the training is not a prerequisite.
This EGAT programme is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of the Greek Green Institute and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.