From July 31st to August 6th, 90 young European and Dutch participants from the wide environmental and social justice network will join together for a week of skill-sharing, campaign learning and movement building in the Netherlands. We will be joining forces in organising this event with Jongeren Milieu Actief (YFoE Netherlands).
The YFoEE Summer Camp, which is organised in a different European country each year, will be held in the North of the Netherlands this year. It will be a great opportunity for young people to get involved in climate justice activism, meet fellow activists from around Europe, and share about struggles and experiences from different regions. It will also be a great chance to learn more about Young Friends of the Earth and join their campaigns and projects.
This year summer camp will comprise of extensive training on issues of social justice, diversity and equity, effective organising and campaigning skill-shares and equipping youth from across Europe to organise for local environmental justice struggles. Furthermore, the event will engage in different themes that YFoEE working groups are currently campaigning on. We will also support front line communities in the Netherlands fighting against unsustainable gas extraction. There will be an active daily programme, including fun outdoor activities, open-spaces and participants' led sessions, leaving free time for new ideas to emerge!
So join us in the Netherlands!
The week will include:
• Skill-sharing and extensive trainings on non-violent direct action, principles of climate and social justice, communications, campaigning and engaging, facilitation...
• Sharing our stories and experiences and linking local struggles to Global.
• Informational sessions on Food Sovereignty and Linking Climate Justice to other Social Justice Issues.
• Learning about local dirty energy struggles and positive solutions all around the world.
• Reflecting on intersectionality and privilege through active excercises.
• Meeting local community and activists in the region fighting for fossil free future.
• Outdoor activities.
Dates: 31st July - 6th August, 2017
Who: The summer camp is open to everyone in Young Friends of the Earth Europe/Friends of the Earth Europe Network and other social or environmental justice groups within Europe, as well as individuals, who are just starting to engage with the issues, between ages of 16-30. Participants will be selected on the basis of their application form.
Deadline: 28th of May, 2017
Travel, accomodation and food costs will be covered.
Please get in touch with Zivile (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any inquiries.
Friends of the Earth Europe gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and the European Union. The European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information provided at this event or in the event materials.