Global challenges, such as climate change, the distribution of resources or human migration are transnational in nature and transinstitutional in solution. They cannot be addressed by any government or institution acting alone, but rather by collective movements of different actors coming together to create a positive change.
To be a success such movements require a share of knowledge and collaborative action among governments, international organizations, corporations, universities, NGOs and creative individuals – such as YOU!
We believe it is essential to stay on the cutting-edge, constantly testing new ideas and solutions for global challenges. And we are convinced that civic engagement plays a key role when trying to create positive effects for the society and thereby is an important impulse for global interaction.
This is the starting point of the #DanubeMovements Bootcamp, which will take place from 11 March – 15 March in Belgrade.
The #danubemovements bootcamp provides a platform for young people to make a change and fight for their ideals. During 5 days they have the possibility to network with one another and realising own projects to make their commitment visible. Supported by campaigning experts from Germany, Serbia, Hungary and Romania, the 25 participants learn from scratch how to plan and implement promising movements. Our goal: To empower the young generation and sustainably strengthen civil society.
Instead of a selective workshop, the project aims to enable young multipliers to implement and consolidate long-term projects in their respective home regions. This will enable a large target group of young people in the Danube countries to identify options for action and to offer a platform for active involvement. The experiences of peers and experts from the different partner countries should help to build up long-term commitment and to evaluate and consolidate it on an ongoing basis.
Environmental protection, migration and the situation of minorities, nationalism and racism as well as populism and conspiracy theories – these are only a few of the socio-political challenges, in the Danube region and beyond, the participants want to get active in. The young participants bring in their ideas and ideals, the experts bring in their skills and experience, together we will work on campaigns that will be heard of!
You are interested in civil society participation, open democracy and think that something needs to change in your country, in the Danube region, in the world? You want your voice being heard and your concerns being addressed? You want to join forces and launch a project together with young people from different Danube countries? Join our #DanubeMovements Bootcamp in Belgrade in March 2020!
What to expect:
- 4 days workshop in Belgrade
- An international group of about 25 participants from Danube countries
- No participation fee
- Accommodation, half-board, travel allowance (up to 75 Euros)
- Insights to successful campaigning and support by experts
- Workshops on various topics such as social media and networking
- The chance to launch your own project supported by experts and peers
- Cultural programme in Belgrade
What is expected from you:
- you have a strong interest in the Danube region
- you are motivated to participate at the whole workshop in Belgrade and create a project related to ecology and sustainability in the Danube region together with your fellow participants
Deadline: January 31th, 2020
More information: http://danubemovements.eu