GreenY: Environmental sustainability practices in youth organisations

International Activity | Slovenia | 14-19 September

JEF Europe is organising a 6-day international activity on ‘Environmental sustainability practices in youth organisations’ in the framework of the GreenY project, funded by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

About GreenY:

JEF Europe with the project GreenY ‘Environmental sustainability practices in youth organisations’, aims to combat climate change and environmental degradation by establishing good practices and raising awareness among members of youth organisations by developing a step-by-step checklist for their implementation.

The objectives of the project are the following:

    • Develop the competences and skills of the participants on the environmental topic and enable them to express alternatives to implement more environmentally sustainable activities or events within the activities of their associations.
    • Raise awareness and strengthen youth participation and collaboration within different youth organisations on the topic of the climate crisis and environmental degradation.
    • Create a pool of experienced and trained multipliers on how to make local and national sections more environmentally sustainable.
    • Continue working on achieving the internal directions on sustainable development set by the JEF Europe 2020 Activity Plan and the Green Transition Task Force.

About the International Activity:

The 6-day international activity will take place in Slovenia for 6 days, and will gather 20 young people from all over Europe. The programme will be structured into different day-by-day thematic and will offer the opportunity for the participants to develop their knowledge and their expertise to become multipliers actors in the field of environment. The thematic of the training will be the following:

    • Day 1: Arrival and catch-up discussion on environmental sustainability.
    • Day 2: Policy perspectives on climate change.
    • Day 3: Youth and climate change.
    • Day 4: Environmental non-formal educational methodology and study visit.
    • Day 5: Development plans for local actions and GREEN-Y checklist.
    • Day 6: Finalising the plans for the follow-up actions and evaluations.

In addition, JEF Europe will organise a preparatory meeting at the end of August/beginning of September (dates tbc) with the selected participants to provide a brief explanation of the project’s objectives, a recap session of the webinars and to get to know each other before meeting in Slovenia.

Ahead of the International Activity, 3 webinars will be organised in July (dates to be confirmed by mid-June) on different topics related to environment and good sustainable practices.

Profile of the participants:

    • Being aged between 18 and 35 years old (some exemptions may be made during selection);
    • Being able to work and communicate fluently in English;
    • Being available for the 3 webinars of 2-hours taking place in July (dates to be confirmed by mid-June);
    • Being available for the preparatory meeting in late August/September with the trainers;
    • Interested in the project activities and in developing knowledge to work on the topic of the environment;
    • Experience in implementing youth events/activities;
    • Being an active member in their youth organisation and motivated to local follow-up activities in the environmental field  after the end of the seminar.

Why should you apply?

    • An opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills on the environment topic.
    • A networking opportunity with young people working in different development and youth sectors.
    • Bring part of an engaging dynamic focusing on the creation of a step-by-step checklist which will be disseminated publicly afterwards.
    • Getting acquainted with the necessary tools for transitioning the youth organisation where the participant is part of to being more environmental friendly 

What we are offering:

    • A six-day international educational seminar.
    • Accommodation and food covered for 6 days in Slovenia.
    • Travel reimbursement for up to 250 euros.

You can find more information on travel prevention measures here:

Fee and finances

    • The participation fee is 50 euros for covering all on-site expenses.  We understand budgets are tight for young people all around Europe at the moment, and we will gladly consider your application to JEF’s Solidarity Fund for fee-free participation. In order to apply for it, you should state it in your application and we will get back to you. Please, consider that JEF Solidarity Fund can be granted only to some of the participants that will require it and not to every participant.
    • The travel reimbursement is going to be made after the end of the event upon provided tickets and receipts.

How to apply?

Please fill in the following application form or below by the 4th of July 2021, at 23:59PM.

More information on the project and its activities can be found here.

If you have any questions feel free to contact

Théo Lecarpentier, Project Officer

Young European Federalists

Rue d’Arlon 53, 1040 Brussels

Elitsa Hadzhieva, Project Officer

Young European Federalists

Rue d’Arlon 53, 1040 Brussels

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