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Experiencia: IYNF Networking Conference

Noa Philippon, la vocal de juventud de Biodiversa, nos cuenta su experiencia en la Networking Conference de IYNF (International Young Nature Friends).

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Hola a todos,

Quería contaros mi experiencia en la Networking Conference de IYNF, a la que tuve la oportunidad de asistir representando a Biodiversa. Este año tuvo lugar en una casa de Nivon (Amigos de la Naturaleza de Holanda) en Lage Vuursche, a 15 km de Utrecht entre el 13 y el 17 de mayo. Los facilitadores fueron Natasha Luzhkova y Thomas Gits y el tema era «Connections between past and future», por lo que aprendimos bastante de la historia de la asociación. Participaron Wilfried Meulenbergs de Bélgica, activo en «la organización de los adultos», NatureFriends International y el presidente de Nivon, Friso Teerink, quienes, a pesar de sus apretados horarios, hicieron un hueco para compartir con nosotros tanto sus apasionantes anécdotas como un resumen de la historia desde su fundación. Descubrimos cosas tan interesantes como que algunos miembros de NF participaron activamente en la salvación de judíos durante la II Guerra Mundial, así como que existían luchas contra el régimen desde los inicios de la organización, o la implicación de varios naturefriends en el movimiento antibélico de los «Broken rifles». Sigue leyendo

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Biodiversa accepted as IYNF partner organisation

Our  partnership application was accepted by the International Young Naturefriends Presidium last week,  and Biodiversa is now enjoying the status of partner organisation of IYNF.iynfIYNF is an international organisation bringing together Young Naturefriends and their organisations accross Europe. It was established in 1975 and currently has 19 member organisations. With more than 120.000 young members organised in over a thousand local groups, it is one of the major European youth organisations.

IYNF welcomed us to their network with a very nice post in the latest issue of their newsletter:

Biodiversa bienvenida a IYNFThank you for this sweet feature in your newsletter! We are delighted to be part of the IYNF network and we also hope for future fruitful cooperation.

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Biodiversa participates in IYNF Networking Conference

Biodiversa‘s head and projects coordinator, Esther Vallado, contributed to the conference by leading a session on «transformative learning for sustainable living» during the second day of the gathering.

Esther leads a session on "Transformative Learning for Sustainable Living"

Esther leads a session on «Transformative Learning for Sustainable Living»

IYNF (International Young Naturefriends), is an international organisation bringing together Young Naturefriends and their organisations accross Europe. It was established in 1975 and currently has 19 member organisations. With more than 120.000 young members organised in over a thousand local groups, it is one of the major European youth organisations. Every year they celebrate a Networking Conference. This year’s theme was «Urban Outdoors – Resilient Cities, Resilient Youth!», and the conference took place in the Italian Naturefriends house «Il Vile», in the heart of the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany.

Biodiversa was there sharing expertise, through a whole morning session on «transformative learning for sustainable living» lead by Esther Vallado, the head and projects coordinator. Through a role-game, she made participants experience an encounter between two civilizations, activity which she then used to explain the basic concepts leading to transformative learning, to then link it to sustainable living in a very logical way.

Esther triggered participants senses, feelings and thoughts using different means and methodologies, and we were only sorry there was not enough time for discussion at the end. Many fruitful conversations around this theme came up spontaneously after this session, though, making good use of the available free time together until the end of the conference and hopefully even further.

Half of the session was outdoors.

Half of the session was outdoors.

The rest of the conference was all about getting to know each other, knowledge and skills sharing, planning, discovering, and food tasting! The Annual Meeting of IYNF took place right after the Conference, in the nearby historical town of Volterra, starring a newly elected presidium, the acceptation of one new member organisation from Latvia «Homo Ecos», also partner of Biodiversa in some projects, the ratification of Sarka Bambasova as the new Secretary General since the beginning of this year and the re-election of Vanessa Hofeditz  as president.

Group picture taken in the medieval city of Volterra

Group picture taken in the medieval city of Volterra

Biodiversa has requested membership to IYNF and its application is currently being reviewed. We will keep you informed about that!

Updates:

Click here to read about the result of Biodiversa’s application for membership with IYNF:
https://asociacionbiodiversa.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/biodiversa-accepted-as-iynf-partner-organisation/

Click here to read the feedback about the «transformative learning» workshop:
https://asociacionbiodiversa.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/biodiversas-workshop-the-most-beneficial/

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