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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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Countdown to “Save Our Seas”

The main activity of the “Save Our Seas” project, of which Biodiversa is one of the partner organisations, will take place on Murter Island, Croatia, from 1st till 9th of September 2017. It will bring together 30 youth trainers coming from 7 different countries – Spain, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Latvia, Italy and Croatia.

Participants will be youth trainers with a passion for the environment, aiming to build their competencies in marine environmental education and the use of non-formal learning methods.

Project topics:

The protection of the marine environment is an interesting and important topic to European youth and partner organizations involved in the project. We will connect the knowledge that we got through formal education (real facts, scientific methods, research) and target it through non-formal learning activities, which aim at enhancing the soft skills and competencies of our participants in order for them to act as youth trainers.

The main topics included in this project: unsustainable fishing, pollution, climate change, ocean acidification… are closely related to the aim of the EU’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive adopted by all Member States.

Project objectives:

The main objective of the project is to build capacity of partner organisations for working with youth on marine environmental topics, which we plan to achieve through 3 phases: preparation (introduction to mentorship inside participant organisations), training course (connecting marine topics with non-formal methods and developing new workshops) and follow-up (participants will act as trainers in their communities).

Specific objectives of the project (derived from the needs of the partner organisations):

*30 youth trainers will better understand the relationships between pressures from human activities and climate influences and their effects on marine ecosystems worldwide;

*to encourage 30 youth trainers and 9 participant organisations to use the latest scientific facts in developing new non-formal environmental education methods and tools;

*to foster usage of non-formal learning methods in youth work by developing 8 new educational workshops which will later be disseminated worldwide in an e-booklet;

*to connect 9 partner organisations working with youth and environmental issues so they can exchange their know-how and create new quality international partnerships inside Erasmus+;

*to develop training skills of 30 youth trainers to act, after the project, as trainers for Erasmus+ projects and in their own communities;

*to ensure development of mentorship in 9 partner organisations between experienced trainers and junior trainers;

*to strengthen youth impact in climate change global issues having 30 youth trainers act as multipliers.

Expected results:

Some results of the project will be an e-book containing 8 new workshops developed by participants during the training course, a promotional video and a Facebook page that will be tools for future cooperation between participants. We will create a pool of environmental trainers and a net of partner organisations that will establish strong connections in the civil sector, linking marine environment issues with youth work.

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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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Call for participants: Be(e) the Change and YEE Annual Meeting

Biodiversa will be sending 2 representatives from Spain to the training course “Be(e) the Change” (23-30 August 2016) and the following Annual Meeting of Youth and Environment Europe (30 August – 1 September 2016), which will both take place in the Ecological Centre Toulcuv Dvur, in Prague, Czech Republic.

Profile of participants:

– 18-30 years old;
– good command of English language;
– active in Biodiversa;
– well informed about the work and activities of Biodiversa;
– able to act as multiplier in your community by spreading the knowledge among other young people;
– able to share new knowledge and information from the training course with us upon your return;
– have previous experience of taking part in international campaigns or local events, especially YEE’s “The Right to Be(e)” campaign;
– want to share your experience in environmental education and campaigning;
– interested in organising quality educational campaigns;
– want to learn more about organising successful environmental educational campaigns.

Requirements:

– Prior to the training course each participant will need to prepare tasks given by trainers.
– After the training course participants will be asked to make a presentation for their organisation about the outcomes of the training course.
– After the training course participants and their sending organisation will prepare a local action related to the topic of bees and bee protection.
– Participants will have to stay for the whole duration of the training course and Annual Meeting (23 August – 1 September 2016).

Travel reimbursement:

Spanish participants will have their travel costs reimbursed up to a maximum of 275 EUR.

Travel reimbursement will be done after the TC. In order to be reimbursed, participants must keep and send by post to YEE all original tickets and boarding passes together with the signed reimbursement form they will receive after the TC.

We strongly encourage the participants to choose the most environmental means of transport. Participants are advised to travel by land, not by plane, if the travel does not exceed 24 hours.

Food and accommodation will be covered fully. Only vegetarian food will be provided during the project.

How to apply:

Write an email to asociacionbiodiversa@gmail.com with the subject line: “Name Surname – Application for TC Be(e) the Change” before 27th June answering the following questions:

  1. Please describe your background/experience in the field of youth work and international projects.
  2. Have you already organised any international or local campaign? * Please describe the campaign(s).
  3. Have you been involved in YEE’s The Right to Be(e) campaign so far? What about other YEE campaigns? * If so, please describe your involvement (e.g. in which year you participated, how you were involved, what were the results etc.)
  4. What is your motivation to take part in the training course “Be(e) the change”? What would you like to gain (knowledge, skills, competences)? *
  5. How will you use the skills gained at this training course in your organisation? *
  6. How will you contribute to this project? *
  7. Please write three reasons why you would like to take part in YEE’s Annual Meeting. *
  8. Do you have any international project idea you would like to implement within YEE? *
  9. How are you planning to stay involved in YEE (e.g. to become a board member, to organise a project)? *
  10. Contact telephone number.

We look forward to receiving your expressions of interest!

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Training course “Connecting Cultures” – Call for participants

Connecting Cultures logoBiodiversa offers two places for Spanish residents to participate in the training course “Connecting Cultures”, which will take place in Kandersteg, Switzerland from 23rd to 29th November 2015. 

A non-formal, creative and interactive 6-day residential training approach to explore and develop new community-based intercultural activities.

Participants will explore intercultural practice, define their needs, share experiences and inspire each other to develop intercultural strategies and actions for their work in the youth field.

More information and instructions on how to apply can be found in the following document:

http://ow.ly/SrqaT

Deadline to apply: 5th October 2015. Hurry up!

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How to be a green entrepreneur – second chance to join this great project!

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Our colleagues from Youth and Environment Europe are extending the deadline to apply for the training course “How to be a green entrepreneur”, which will take place in Prague from 12th to 20th October this year. So if you haven’t sent your application yet, you are still on time to join this fantastic project! The new deadline is 6th September 2015.

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Experience: training course “Embodied Leadership”, in Latvia

“I am Noa Philippon, one of the participants from Biodiversa in the training course Embodied Leadership, that was held in Bernati, Latvia, from 28th June till 7th July 2015.

This training started with the craziest travel adventure ever 😛 Sigue leyendo

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