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Call for participants: training course “Uniting Youth for Eco-tourism”

Biodiversa, in partnership with Youth and Environment Europe (YEE), is happy to invite all interested young people to apply for our new training course “Uniting Youth for Eco-tourism”.

The training course will take place on 6-13 November 2017 in Kapraluv Mlyn, Ochoz u Brna, Czech Republic. With this training course we would like to explore how young people can exercise active citizenship while developing eco-tourism projects in their local communities. Please follow this link to read more about the project.

Apply for this project if you want to:

  • Widen your knowledge about the importance of youth participation;
  • Gain new knowledge on the development of ecotourism for local communities;
  • Gain knowledge on how to encourage young people to be active and promote active citizenship through eco-tourism;
  • Get ideas on how to increase an interest in eco-tourism among local community;
  • Share experience and best practices in creating eco-tourism related projects.

Profile of the participants:

  • For participants who are residents of following countries: Armenia, Kosovo, Albania, Georgia, Russia, Serbia, Hungary, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Spain, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan.
  • 18-30 years old (with few participants who can be over 30).
  • Good knowledge of English.
  • Actively involved in environmental youth organisations (as employees or volunteers), the preference will be given to representatives of YEE Member organisations and partners of the project.
  • Concerned about biodiversity, environmentalism and interested in a responsible way of travelling and sustainable development of local environment.
  • Actively involved in local and regional community.
  • You do not necessarily have experience in ecotourism, but should be experienced in working with youth and able to contribute as agents, by sharing knowledge gained during the training course with other young people.
  • The participants will arrange local actions as part of the follow-up of the training course, and therefore you should have experience in organising local activities and be strongly connected to your sending organisations.

Practical information:

Travel and visa costs will be reimbursed according to the travel band allocated per country. Free accommodation and vegetarian food will be provided to all participants for whole duration of the training course.

How to apply:

Fill in the online application form until 27 August 23:59 CET. Before applying, please read the call for participants carefully.

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Practical Ecology II: call for participants

Practical Ecology IIUpdate: application process CLOSED. No more places available. Thank you all for your interest and congratulations to the lucky selected!!

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

When?: 22nd July to 1st August, travel dates included.

What?: This project is a training course about ecology. This topic will allow us to think collectively about one of the most important global issues of today.

Aim: The main goal is to make you aware of a new way of life, healthy and respectful of the environment. This training course will give you tools to act, at your level, in your everyday life, to protect our planet and raise awareness of people around you.

Methods: We will use participative methods. You will have to be active and involved in every workshop and ready to think, analyse and debate.

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

Information Pack and how to get there:

Programme: You can check the programme of activities here:

Participant requirements:
– Spanish resident;
– Over 18 years of age by 1st July 2014;
– 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 (22 July to 1 August).

There will be 3 Spanish participants, and a total of 25 participants coming from France, Poland, Estonia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy and Lithuania.

Costs: You will only have to pay for 30% of your travel costs plus Biodiversa membership (15 EUR). The rest will be covered by the organisers with funds from the “Erasmus +: Youth” programme of the European Commission.

How to apply: Send a short (no more than 250 words) motivation email to introducing yourself (who you are, what you do…),  explaining why you are interested in participating in this training course and why you should be selected. Include also your personal data: name, age, city or village of residence and contact telephone number.

Some more info: This project is organised by the French non-profit organisation SOLAFRIKA, in partnership with Biodiversa, the European Youth Centre of Břeclav, L’Africa Chiama, Continuous Action and other European NGOs, thanks to the support of the European “Erasmus +: Youth” programme.

This is the second part of “Practical Ecology”, which took place also in Bédeille in July last year. You can check some results of last years edition in the following booklet that was published by SOLAFRIKA:

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