For the 50th time, representatives from politics, business, science and the media will meet at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland in January 2020 and claim to improve the world.
However, the climate catastrophe is largely caused by the 1,000 largest companies around the world who are members of the WEF. Those who travel to Davos in limousines or helicopters have failed. But we are serious about the demand for climate justice, which is why we will put on our hiking boots and walk to Davos.
The environmental movement has gained breadth and strength through the climate strikes. As part of the “by 2020 we rise up” campaign, the year 2020 is to be used to bring about urgently needed changes so that future generations of humans and animals can find a planet worth inhabiting. The winter hike is part of the international climate movement.
Join our 3 volunteers for an info evening as they share presentations on their social justice work from their respective home contexts (Ukraine and Belarus). They will present their perspectives on inter-sectional discrimination based on gender, sexuality, class and ethnicity based on their lived experiences. This will be an interactive discussion so all are welcome to ask questions and share their struggles and visions.
Plant awareness to grow solidarity! That’s the theme of our volunteers’ new project this year. Three young people from Ukraine and Belarus will be hosted at our organisation and offer their insights and curiosity by hosting several thought provoking evenings over the course of the next 10 months.
This year’s project aims to strengthen young people’s engagement as promoters of intercultural dialogue and social inclusion across Europe. In times where rising financial uncertainties and undercurrents of right-wing extremism causing waves of anti-migrant violence and loom over a potentially vibrant community of European youth, we want to explore and debate innovative solutions to ensuring the active participation of underprivileged groups in civil society. We want to take this opportunity to share what we can all around and about social justice and inclusion, solidarity, anti-racist and anti-oppression community-based education work. Join us!
This year between October 12th, the starting point of the colonization of the American continents in 1492, and November 15th, the opening day of the Berlin Congo conference that decided over the colonial partition of Africa in 1884, among various migrant collectives we are organizing the first Anti-colonial Month, a series of actions and events in Berlin.
This year’s Klimacamp im Rheinland is happening from the 15. – 27. August and we highly recommend you to check your calendars and visit them!
Not only because the programme will be amazing and their three main topics
– Raising awareness for different forms of discrimination
– Actions & exchange around global and local energy struggles
convince us, but also because EYFA will hold their yearly Network Meeting at the Klimacamp!
As always we will have some internal discussions about our long-term strategy, future projects and priorities, but this year we will also offer some public sessions which are open for all participants at the Klimacamp!
And if you like it: EYFA is an open network and we are always happy to welcome new groups who share our values and principles and who are eager to connect with us in a struggle for a socially and ecologically more just world.
We’re excited to go and connect to all the great activists from different parts of Europe and to learn about your struggles!
So, don’t forget to pass by the EYFA tent at the camp and check out our agenda and open session.
The Ulex Project is looking for an energised, organised and self-motivated person to volunteer as part of the onsite residential support team for the centre. Ulex is an innovative capacity building programme for social movements. This is an ideal opportunity for someone interested in activist education because the role offers a fantastic chance to support social change activists and trainers from all over Europe. Continue reading →
The European Solidarity Corps (before known as EVS) is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. Find out more here.Are you ready to see new horizons, build new friendships, and learn how to challenge yourself? Then come stop by this info event to learn how you can make it happen!
Three young people from Russia, Ukraine and Spain are willing to share their experiences after almost a year in Berlin. They will speak about working on the EYFA projects with youths from the whole Europe, traveling by land (sometimes for many hours) and biking in the city (sometimes in the rain or snow), challenges of open source programmes, workshop designing and facilitating, getting involved in local activist groups, cooking vegan, learning German and more. They are happy to answer your questions, watch together some funny pictures and talk seriously about the politics.
Vegan snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, zines and info materials will be available. Free entrance.
Our project partners in Milano, Italy are looking for one more volunteer who’d like to come for 3 months, starting in mid-February 2019. The volunteer position is at an alternative children’s bookshop and the hosts are very nice people!