Mobilising in Brussels for climate justice!

28 October 2014

"Lima in Brussels" 6th-13th December

We will be in Brussels in December to to follow the climate negotiations in Lima, meet young Europeans and mobilise for change!

From December 6th-13th, 60 young people from all over Europe will come together in Brussels to mobilise around the annual UN climate negotiations in Lima, Peru. It will be a week of workshops, actions and planning for the year ahead.

We plan to:

  • follow the negotiations as they unfold in Lima, Peru, and link up with activists and civil society
  • share skills and learn about climate justice
  • act in solidarity to put pressure on government delegations and institutions
  • learn about our different regional struggles
  • plan for 2015 and beyond : a crucial year for the climate movement as we build up towards the climate negotiations in Paris in December 2015.
  • have fun and get to know each other!

Paris in December 2015 is not the endgame, but with rising momentum, it will be a great opportunity to shine the light on our national struggles and send a powerful message: enough talk, climate justice now!

Dates: 6th-13th December

Who: We have 60 spaces at the event, available to people between the ages of 16-32, legally resident in Europe.

The event is open to anyone to apply! We have four spaces available for participants from each of the following countries: Poland, Belgium, UK, Bosnia, Netherlands, Hungary, Macedonia, Sweden, Croatia, Ireland, Germany, France, and an additional 10 spaces available to people legally resident in any other European country. The event is a project funded by the Flemish Erasmus+ agency Jint, and is supported by partner organisations in the above 12 countries.

Participants will be selected on the basis of their application form, and will need to demonstrate a motivation to be proactively involved in the event and their commitment to stay involved on a local, national or international level with us following the event.

Applications are now closed for 2014 – be sure to check back next year!

Costs: For the 60 successful participants from eligible countries, we will cover food & accommodation for the whole week. We can also offer a travel grant for all or part of your travel costs, based upon your needs, to ensure everyone has the chance to participate regardless of your income.

There is an optional participation fee of 5/10/15 euro, which you can donate to Young Friends of the Earth Europe to help towards the organising costs.

We encourage everyone to travel to Brussels in the most environmentally friendly (and cheapest!) ways possible (i.e by bus, train, car-share, etc). For example, you can travel by inter-rail (a 10 day pass for 22 days of travel).

Where: The event will take place in Mundo B in Brussels, an ecologically renovated and managed office, housing more than 30 environmental and development organisations from across Europe. Accommodation will be arranged in a nearby hostel.

For any clarifications or need more information, please contact us.

To give you a better idea of "Lima in Brussels", here are some reports, photos and videos of our past events: Cancun in Brussels in 2010, Durban in Brussels in 2011, and Qatar in Brussels in 2012.


Young Friends of the Earth Europe gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from JINT, the Belgian Agency of the European Union Commission's Erasmus + programme.