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Call for participants: “Connecting Roots” partnership building seminar


Biodiversa is offering 1 place for a Spanish resident to participate in the fully funded partnership building seminar “Connecting Roots”, organised by our partners Art Kruh. The event is taking place from 19th to 26th of September in the charming village of Prenčov, in the Slovak countryside.

The aim of this seminar is to deepen existing partnerships or to develop new ones, with the aim to create future projects and cooperation (youth exchanges, training courses or other educational projects) somehow connected to youth and rural areas.

If you are looking for people to develop an international educational project with,
under the topics of youth and rural areas,
this is your chance! 

Objectives of the seminar:

 to share ideas, tips and good practices concerning youth work in rural areas;
 supporting entrepreneurship and creative industry among young people, specifically focused on the connection between urban and rural areas;
 to develop future projects and cooperation (youth exchanges, trainings, KA2 or other projects);
 to strengthen the network of organizations.

Working method:

Dragon Dreaming: a specific participatory project development methodology, which is non-hierarchical and non-centred. We do our best to create an inspirational, trustworthy and productive social environment.

Participants requirements:

– Spanish resident;
– Over 18 years of age by 19th September 2018;
– Able to communicate fluently in the English language (the whole seminar will be in English);
– Available to participate in the whole duration of the seminar;
– Belonging to an organisation which organises projects within the Erasmus + programme of the European Commission (ask your organisation to find out);
– Willing to co-organize an educational project.

There will be 3 Spanish participants, and a total of 32 participants coming from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Portugal and Slovenia.

Financial conditions and travel costs:

This seminar will be implemented in the frame of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. The accommodation, food, tuition and materials will be covered fully by the grant, so they will be free for you. Insurance is mandatory and should be arranged and covered by each participant (just make sure you have a valid European Health Insurance card: Tarjeta Sanitaria Europea).

Your travel expenses will be covered up to 360€. Travel costs will be reimbursed to all participants after submitting necessary travel documents (original tickets/invoices + boarding passes) and after filling in the form in the Mobility tool (you will receive precise instructions about this after your return).

If you are selected, you will be required to contribute to Biodiversa with 20 EUR towards the management costs of your participation. This will be your only real cost.

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 Connecting Roots”, introducing yourself (who you are, what you do…), explaining why you are interested in participating in this seminar, what you expect to gain from taking part in it, if you have any vision of a project you would like to develop (please give some details) and why you should be selected. Include also your personal data: name, age, city or village of residence, Autonomous Community and contact telephone number.

Deadline to apply: Open until we find a suitable candidate. Hurry up!

We look forward to receiving your expressions of interest.

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Call for participants for Up’Cycl’Art training course in France

UPDATE: COURSE COMPLETE!! 

Biodiversa is offering 2 places for Spanish residents to participate in the fully funded Training Course Up’Cycl’Art, organised by our partners Solafrika. The training is taking place from 20th to 31st of August in the French Pyrenees. It is a training for youth workers or youth leaders, or for young people willing to learn about the topic.

Aim: Solafrika created this training course because they observed that most people are far away from nature and have lost the basic connection with it. They also observed that on our planet there is more and more rubbish thrown in nature and polluting our environment. Most of the participants they are hosting on their projects are from big cities and therefore can’t apply the learnings from Solafrika’s countryside ecology (which is what their previous training courses were about). That’s why their latest training is about recycling and practical ecology applied to the city.

Methods: Participatory methods. Participants will be active and engaged in all daily life chores. Non-formal education tools will 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:

The main activities will be:

  • Raising awareness about our consumption habits and the recycling process through non-formal learning;
  • Introduction to Up-cycling, with workshops;
  • Meeting some actors from the cities ecological movement in Toulouse (Zero waste, incredible edible, shared garden, etc… )
  • Workshops about small eco-building (outdoor living room with tyres, pallets, etc…)
  • A workshop with local children where the youth leader will lead the workshops.

Participants requirements:

  • Spanish resident;

  • Over 18 years of age by 20th August 2018;

  • Able to communicate fluently in English language (the whole course will be in English);

  • Available to participate in the whole duration of the training course.

There will be 2 Spanish participants, and a total of 26 participants coming from Spain, Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Estonia, Slovenia and France.

Financial conditions and travel costs:

The training course will be implemented in the frame of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. The accommodation, food, tuition and materials will be covered fully by the grant, so they will be free for you. Insurance is obligatory and should be arranged and covered by each participant (just make sure you have a valid European Health Insurance card: Tarjeta Sanitaria Europea).

Your travel expenses will be covered up to 275 EUR. Travel costs will be reimbursed to all participants after submitting necessary travel documents (original tickets/invoices + boarding passes) and after filling in the form in the Mobility tool (you will receive precise instructions about this after your return).

If you are selected, you will be required to contribute to Biodiversa with 20 EUR towards the management costs of your participation. This will be your only real cost.

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 UpCyclArt”, 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, Equipo Madragora (Spain), Metta (Slovenia), IBG (Germany), Alter Ego (Greece), Continuous Action (Estonia), thanks to the support of the European “Erasmus +: Youth” programme.

We look forward to receiving your expressions of interest!

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Pedaleando de Oviedo a Copenhague

El pasado Viernes 26 de Enero de 2018 tuvimos la presentación del reto “From Cavern to Stars”, por el cual dos valientes ciclistas, Jessica y David, pedalearán (ya están pedaleando mientras escribimos estas líneas) los 2500 kilómetros que separan Oviedo de Copenhague, en aras de llevar la ciencia a las zonas rurales y concienciar a la gente sobre los peligros del cambio climático.

David, Jessica y Esther durante la presentación del proyecto en El Manglar, Oviedo

David, Jessica y Esther durante la presentación del proyecto en El Manglar, Oviedo

Esther Vallado, nuestra Coordinadora de Proyectos, estuvo allí con ellos presentando Biodiversa, ya que los fondos que se recauden a través de la campaña de crowdfunding que acompañará la aventura de estos chicos, serán donados a Biodiversa para la traducción, adaptación y actualización del manual de sostenibilidad “Green Toolbox”.

Tenéis más información, enlaces y material audiovisual sobre este proyecto en la página web que hemos habilitado al respecto.

Póster anunciador de la charla inaugural del proyecto

Póster anunciador de la charla inaugural del proyecto

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Practical Ecology III: experiences

Estefanía Mena y Antonio Martínez, participantes de Biodiversa en la tercera edición de Practical Ecology, nos hablan de su experiencia durante el curso: 

Qué días más maravillosos hemos pasado en Bedeille, uno se acostumbra muy rápido a dormir rodeado de bosques y praderas verdes y cuesta volver a casa. Hemos estado en el curso de formación Practical Ecology III y, la verdad, es que ha sido una experiencia muy bonita donde hemos tenido la oportunidad de conocer gente muy entrañable, con mucha energía y con ganas de cambiar el mundo a base de pequeñas acciones.

Foto recogiendo madera

Recogiendo madera

Hicimos un montón de cosas en las dos semanas que duró el curso: aprendimos distintos aspectos de bioconstrucción, hicimos paredes y hornos de adobe, nos manchamos de barro, hicimos senderismo, nos hicimos amigos de unos caballos que pastaban los montes, dormimos en la montaña junto a un pequeño fuego, fuimos a una granja ecológica, recogimos setas silvestres, pasamos noches charlando a la luz de la hoguera y.. ¡muchas más cosas! Pero sobre todo lo mejor fue poder conocer y compartir con toda la gente que asistió al curso.

Foto haciendo bioconstrucción

Bioconstrucción

Recogida de setas silvestres

Se notó que en Francia hay buena afición por el queso, pudimos comer un montón de tipos deliciosos… por la mañana, a medio día y por la noche, ¡siempre era un buen momento! Para desayunar tenían mermeladas caseras de higos y de tomate, todo un manjar, y las comidas eran muy saludables y sabrosas. ¡Al menos a cambio les enseñamos lo rico que está un buen fuet y una tortilla de patatas!

El curso se realizó en una antigua granja reconstruida por la organización, donde se vive de una forma sostenible y colaborativa, lo que creo una buena sensación de grupo. Lo mejor de todo…. dormir en la yurta!

En fin, me traigo muy buenos recuerdos de allí, ¡así que os lo recomiendo a todos!

¡Saludos!” – Antonio Martinez

Foto al calor de la hoguera

Al calor de la hoguera

Foto de lago cercano

Lago cercano

After 2 wonderful weeks in a lost place between mountains, we’ve developed new skills and experience an alternative way of living, which allow us to grow in a personal way as well as a person within the community – a huge eco-community. We learnt how to build a wooden terrace & a bio-oven with natural materials, how to get oriented in the middle of the French Pyrenees, how hard is to run an organic farm/garden, how to lead outdoor activities, and much much more. It’s not only about WHAT have we learn, but also the way we did it. An incredible group of 24 people participating in this project, sharing experiences around a bonfire and a guitar, cooking for each other in the intercultural nights, and all supported by lovely Solafrika youth workers and a pretty clear organized schedule.

Thank you all to show us how a new a better society is possible.” – Estefanía Mena.

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Call for participants for “Save Our Seas” training course in Croatia

Biodiversa is selecting 4 spanish participants for this fantastic international training course in Murter, Croatia, from 1st to 9th September 2017.

The aim of the training course is to connect marine topics with non-formal methods and develop new workshops. The specific objectives of this training are for participants to:

  • Understand the relationships between pressures from human activities and climate influences and their effects on marine ecosystems worldwide;

  • Be encouraged to use the latest scientific facts in developing new non-formal environmental education methods and tools;

  • Develop 8 new educational workshops, which will be disseminated worldwide in an e-booklet. 

PARTICIPANTS PROFILE

You are welcome to apply if:

  • You are Spanish or currently having official residence in Spain,

  • You are a youth trainer with a passion for environment, aiming to build your competencies in marine environmental education and usage of non-formal learning methods; or you have the potential and need to develop training competencies and act after the course as a trainer for Erasmus+ projects;

  • You show initiative and willingness to self-direct your own learning process;

  • You are prepared to reflect on and question your own beliefs and approaches;

  • As a youth trainer you are motivated to learn about and make use of the Erasmus+ Programme for creating or strengthening international partnerships.

Fill in the application form before Wednesday May 24th. DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 7th JUNE.

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Support Biodiversa’s project: it’s just a click away!

Flower Power Header for post on webFlower Power: improving agriculture by turning St.James’Way into a bee-friendly flower infrastructure

Biodiversa has prepared a project proposal for the Advocate Europe grant worth 50,000 EUR. If we get it, we will be creating a bee-friendly network of flower-beds along St.James’ Ways, by equipping pilgrims with seed bombs of bee-friendly flowers, which they will throw along the way as they walk.

Now we only need your support!! We would be delighted to have the Community Award, which would already give us a small part of the budget needed to make the project happen.

It’s simple: click on the link below, enter your email address and password for registration, and cast your vote by hitting the blue rectangle which says “SUPPORT”!

https://frontend.advocate-europe.eu/r/advocate-europe/2016/proposal_0000298/

Where to click to support our project

Deadline for voting: Thursday 17th March 2016.

Thank you in advance!

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