Call for participants: Practical ecology III

Biodiversa is selecting 3 enthusiastic Spanish participants for its next training course in the French Pyrenees, in partnership with SOLAFRIKA.

When?: 3rd to 15th October 2017, travel days included.

What?: After having run a training course in 2015 named “Ecological work camp technical leading”, SOLAFRIKA would like to go deeper into three specific topics that participants and their team consider the most relevant: ecological construction, permaculture way of living and gardening, and outdoor activities.

Aim: The main objective of this seminar is to promote ecological practices in 3 fields: permaculture, ecological construction and outdoor activities, and by having a healthy life style respecting the nature.

Methods: Participatory methods. Participants will be active and engaged in all daily life chores. Non-formal education tools wil be used during the workshops. All participants should be ready to develop a critical mind, their analytical sense and to share their opinions with the others.

Venue: The training will take place in a rustic old farm belonging to our partner organisation SOLAFRIKA in the countryside, in a village called Bédeille (Ariège, France). The place is comfortable enough for everyone, but don’t expect a 5 stars hotel!

Programme:
There will be:
– Bio construction: wooden terrace, coating method, Chilien wooden oven.
– Permaculture: discovering several specific tools and methods. Understanding this way of living.
– Outdoor activities shown in a walking workshop during a hike, orientation, cooperative games, wild plants identification…

Information Pack (activity programme, how to get there…)http://cort.as/ySz2

Participants requirements:
Spanish resident;
Over 20 years of age by 3rd October 2017;
Able to communicate fluently in the English language (the whole course will be in English);
Available to participate in the whole duration of the training course (3rd – 15th October 2017)).

There will be 3 Spanish participants, and a total of 26 participants coming from Spain, Slovenia, Austria, Netherlands, Hungary, Germany, Greece and England.

Costs: Your travel costs will be reimbursed up to 275 EUR, roughly 1 month after the end of the training course. All other costs (food, accommodation, training, materials…) will be covered by the organisers through funds from the “Erasmus +: Youth” programme of the European Commission.

How to apply: Send a short (no more than 300 words) motivation email to asociacionbiodiversa@gmail.com with the subject line “NAME SURNAME Application to Practical Ecology III”, introducing yourself (who you are, what you do…), explaining why you are interested in participating in this training course, what you expect to gain from taking part in it and why you should be selected. Include also your personal data: name, age, city or village of residence and contact telephone number.

Deadline to apply: Open until completion of the selection process.

Some more info: This project is organised by the French non-profit organisation SOLAFRIKA, in partnership with Biodiversa, Metta (Slovenia), Neront (Austria), Buitendoor (The Netherlands), Pandore (Hungary), IBG (Germany), Alter ego (Greece), Moulsecomb forest (England), thanks to the support of the European “Erasmus +: Youth” programme.

This is the third edition of “Practical Ecology”. You can check some results of the previous edition in the following booklet that was published by SOLAFRIKA: http://www.solafrika.com/PDF/Technical_booklet_Practical_Ecology

and some former participant’s comments here:
http://www.asociacionbiodiversa.org/practicalecologyII

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