Young Friends of the Earth Europe is seeking a Young Friends of the Earth Europe Coordinator, to support a growing and diverse network of young activists, working on environmental and social justice issues in more than 20 countries across Europe.
Based in the Friends of the Earth Europe office in Brussels, full time, one year fixed contract with possibility of renewal, to start from 1st September.
Deadline for applications: July 4th 2016, 09:00 CET (Central European Time).
This summer four lucky young people have been selected for an agri-activist opportunity at the Caerhys organic farm in south Wales: Elena, Janny, Josie and myself, Lili!
In pairs of two we are spending two months with the organic farmer and anti-GM activist Gerald Miles doing different tasks at the farm and helping him campaign against GM crops and pesticide use.
In early March, waste and resources activists from Friends of the Earth groups across Europe gathered in Bulgaria for three days of training, skill-sharing and learning. Lili from Young Friends of the Earth Flanders was there to report back.
Tina Andersen Vågenes, member of central board at Young Friends of the Earth Norway (Natur og Ungdom) gives us an update on the recent law suit filed against peaceful Norwegian activists who staged a 3 week long blockade to protect Førde fjord from mining activities.
A personal reflection on the Young Friends of the Earth Network Gathering in Malta - by Rebecka Le Moine, from our new YFoE Sweden group.
This article was written by Maruška Mileta, Zelena akcija/FoE Croatia and YFoEE Steering group member.
Portraying the refugee situation we've witnessed since summer 2015 as a 'migrant crisis' (as is often done by the media and by politicians) is incorrect. It is a humanitarian crisis and a moral crisis for the European Union. Closing borders, racial profiling, deportations and xenophobia are all manifestations of this crisis.
Silje and Ingrid (Young Friends of the Earth Norway and Friends of the Earth Norway) give us an update on developments following the 3 week long actions they were involved in to protect Førde fjord from mining in Norway. They are calling for support to tell Nordic Mining to drop lawsuit against the peaceful activists.
Niall Bakewell from Young Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland tells us about a local struggle in County Antrim, Ireland against oil and gas prospector, Infrastrata who are intending to start drilling in the local drinking water catchment area.
Young Friends of the Earth Europe supports the call for #safepassage for refugees and we will be joining the European march for refugee rights on the 27th of February.
On 27 February 2016 European citizens will come together in cities across the continent to stand up for human rights in Europe.
We are demanding that European authorities and governments take action now to open secure safe passage routes for all those who seek protection.