Water shortage during hot summers in Poland. Bad harvests in Moldova due to heatwaves. Floods in the west of Germany. These are just three examples of the consequences of the climate crisis, and the situation is getting worse every year, with climate change being inevitable at this stage.
How can you as an educator, teacher, youth worker, or activist address the climate crisis and justice through your work? How can you inspire and empower young people to get involved?
During 2 international trainings, we will focus on the concept of sustainability and explore it on different levels (e.g. social sustainability, environmental sustainability, inner sustainability, sustainable activism). We will dig into the topic of Sustainable Development Goals and spotlight up-to-date topics - such as climate change, human rights, migration, resilience in activism during the current war in Ukraine, social entrepreneurship, and the future of villages, we will search for interconnections and explore the complexity of those phenomenons. We will learn about key competencies for the future which are helpful in facing challenges and crises.
We will share the ideas and online/offline methods, such as casual learning, simulation games, and bar camps, on how to work on topics of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) with young people, how to empower them and create partnerships to join our hands and potential in common issues.
In the frame of the training, we will organize field visits to interesting projects and initiatives around sustainability in Brandenburg/Berlin and Rascova/Chisinau.
We will broaden our professional network with contacts to multipliers, activists from Poland, Moldova & Germany.
Both trainings are designed and facilitated by professional and experienced trainers from the three countries.
The project covers travel reimbursement, accommodation, and food within the project. Although it was originally planned to collect a symbolic financial contribution to the project, in the new context in which Ukraine's neighboring countries (such as Moldova and Poland) help alleviate the humanitarian crisis caused by the war, the project contribution is voluntary and may be maximum of 80 euros for Moldovan participants for both seminars in total. Please note, that it is possible to participate in the project without any financial contribution either!
Our partners are civil society organizations from Poland and Germany. Galician Foundation of Development and Education supports sustainable development in rural areas, organizes educational activities, and activates local communities in the South East of Poland. Villa Fohrde is a certified sustainable educational house in Brandenburg and offers seminars, trainings, and projects around civic education, culture, and sustainability.
This project is implemented in cooperation with Villa Fohrde e.V. NGO from Germany and Galician Foundation of Development and Education from Poland. It is co-founded by the EU.