Youth Leadership for Advocacy – 17-23 October 2020

Bordegassos 120

We are offering one place of participation to a youth worker, resident of Greece, above 18 years old. Apply before the deadline to be considered for participation.

When?
Provisional dates are from 17th to 23rd October 2020, including travel days.


Where?
In Vilanova i la Geltrú or in Sitges (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain).


Why?
The reason behind this proposal is that young people can achieve amazing impact in society through successful advocating, if they believe in a cause, in themselves and have a specific set of competences, that we will explore and learn about in this seminar.

Advocating is probably the most cost-effective type of action NGOs can carry on, since their effects are lasting for years (generations, even), and it’s also a valid way to improve society and support those in need, including other youth. Through advocating, young people can create social awareness about the most urgent global challenges, including global health, environmental and refugee crisis, recognition of human rights, etc. in a context which is much worse for them now than only 6 months ago.

The activity promotes the idea that every not for profit and non-governmental youth organization can influence policymakers if they are capable to encourage and support young people to lead the changes which are necessary, on each community and at European and global level.

The 4 general objectives of the project are:

-To understand advocacy as part of our role as youth NGOs.
-To learn how to encourage and support young people to take leadership as advocates.
-To focus on the knowledge, skills and attitudes which are necessary to advocate successfully and collect valid tools and activities to develop and recognize advocating as a competence.
-To promote exchange and networking among youth workers and NGOs active in the field of non-formal and intercultural learning, volunteering, active social inclusion and youth empowerment at European level.

The 4 specific objectives are:

-To share inspiring stories, practices and experience, successful or not about advocacy actions done by promoter organizations at local, regional, national, European and international level.
-To define together a competence framework ‘for young people to take leadership as advocates’
we can use on each promoter organizations.
-To encourage participants to develop 4 key competences as advocates during the activity.
-To learn how to design, implement and evaluate a campaign, both online and offline.

More info: bit.ly/TC_YLFA_Info


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