ESC project presents a series of events run by EYFA volunteers
Any types of barriers – to start from the stairs, through the language and way of communicating/participating to end up with technical obstacles. And the structural ones! Economical, cultural, legal. Is the activism place for white, cis and abled bodies only?
Let’s proof together it is not. Let’s talk, learn and investigate how to increase the accessibility in our movements. Let’s hang out to build the connections, we are stronger together.
100 places in Poland declared themselves as “LGBT-free zones”. Queers are not welcome there. In 2015 the PiS party came with nearly 40% of the votes into government for whom homo-and transphobia is a fundamental part of their ideology. In spite of this political climate activists took the streets and created public form of protest like creatively changing monuments. In the last years Germany witnessed an uprise in anti-queer-networks like the “Demo für Alle” (March for all) were right and christian groups organised nationwide protest.
In the newly adjusted ESC online format, volunteers have put together a participatory virtual program for the time until we can meet again.
Expanding on the topic of the previous online discussion where we shared the ways in which we currently collectively take care of each other, we want to let our imagination lose and explore wild ideas that might be too out there for our current world. No idea is too wild! Perhaps you’ve read something that poked your interest? You’ve watched a film or listened to music that inspired you? Let’s explore what makes our imagination run!
In these difficult times it is more important than ever to dream big and different and to support each other in our wildest dreams!
For over three months, people in Belarus have been fighting against the authoritarian regime.
Since the first days of the uprising, anarchists have been actively participating in street demonstrations and various initiatives in their places of residence. Activists are agitating for self-organization and decentralized protest. Some organized a partisan group. The determination and persistency of anarchist movement of the country has made us one of the most organized political forces in the fight against the dictatorship.
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Trial & Error Kulturlabor Berlin is looking for a long-term volunteer from Germany to join an ESC project in Rustavi, Georgia starting anytime in 2020 for 12 months. Follow the link to read more information about the project and hosting organisation. European Solidarity Corps volunteering projects are available to people from 18 to 30 years old.
Casa Kuà is a trans* inter* queer community & health centre in Kreuzberg, Berlin. This space is organised by trans* and non binary BIPoCs to make health more accessible to other trans*, inter*, non binary and queer people, and especially for those affected by racism.
2020 has made everyone think about what is essential – caring for people, for society and for the planet that sustains us. Crisis is all around us: health, the economy, neo-colonialism, structural discriminations of all kinds, injustice and inequality, ecological collapse. And these crises are interconnected.
Thinking of applying for European Solidarity Corps? We will come together to share our unique experiences that came from our year as ESC volunteers. Get to know more about Erasmus+ and the ESC programme from our first hand experiences, at a time when activities had to be shifted around and how we managed to work on some of our projects regardless. We will be sharing results from selected projects and engage in open discussions on the processes while answering your questions.
One person from the EYFA office will be there to help you with organizational questions, application tips, and best practices on the ESC.
Are you ready to see new horizons, build new friendships, and learn how to challenge yourself? Then register at email@example.com to get the participation link!