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The Green European Foundation is hosting a stimulating training in Finland for young Green activists, in collaboration with Visio.
This event is a part of our transnational project “European Green Activists Training”, which this year consists of training sessions for young Green activists from Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Croatia and Malta. The participants will take part in:
- National trainings on domestic politics, as well as a session on European politics and institutions;
- Study visit to Brussels in Spring 2018, in which they will complement their training by experiencing the European political dimension first-hand.
Young Green Activist Training
We invite all young people between 15-25 years, living in Finland, who are interested in Green ideas, European Union and change making in general. During this training the participants have a possibility to meet many politicians, get to know methods of making impact on civil society and learn about making a better world on local, national, European and global level. The aim of these training sessions is to help the participants to find their own way of change making and inspire them to act.
This training will consist of five meetings through autumn 2017 in Finland, each of them last for a weekend. This will be followed by a study trip to Brussels in the spring 2018.
As a special element of this training, the participants will gain an exclusive access to our online course IMPACT EUROPE – which will enhance their critical understanding of the European Union, provide them with an analytical overview of the Green movement in the context of contemporary politics at the European level, as well as with insights into ways of generating political impact as a European citizen.
Detailed programme and practical information is available here.
The Green European Foundation will contribute with a special session with the focus on Europe, the EU and the Greens on 1st and 2nd December in Helsinki. During this occasion, the participants will get familiar with the decision-making process and policies of the European Union and the activities of the Green Movement at the European level.
The training costs 200 euros, including travel costs for all meetings, along with material, travel and accommodation in Brussels. Accommodation in Finland will be provided to those who come from other parts of the country.
The applications are open until 01 September. Submit your application by filling out this form. Good luck!
In case you have any questions, please get in touch with the project coordinator Laura Mattinen.