Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe and Alternative Urbanisation Working Group are announcing a call for Participants for the summer school “Youth and the City: Young people for fair and Green cities”. The event will take place from 5th to 9th of August in Prague ( 4 and 10th are travel dates to and from Prague.)
With this summer school we aim to conceptualise and promote the model of sustainable and democratic cities among active young people in the Central and Eastern Europe and provide them with tools for reclaiming their cities.
The aims and objectives of the project are:
- To create a space for youth to discuss the concept and role of Alternative Urbanisation in shaping the future of the cities;
- To empower young people to use the city as a platform for doing local, Green and alternative politics;
- To create a toolkit of positive practices and methods of influencing politics on a very local level.
Who should apply?
We are looking for 20 young people aged 16-35, residing in Central and Eastern Europe (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo*, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine).
We encourage applications reflecting diversity in all forms; therefore we welcome applications from those who identify as women, LGBTQIA+, POC, migration background, or with a different ability.
Participants who have activism experience in working on the rights for the city and/or urban planning and policy making and with relevant knowledge or high motivation to learn about the topic are highly encouraged to apply.
Language: The main language of this activity will be English. But not being comfortable interacting in English should not prevent you from applying, majority of us at the event will be non-native speakers and the group will be able to help out if there is some term you might not know!
Costs: The full cost of working materials, visa and lodging (accommodation in multi-bed rooms, vegetarian food, and refreshments) during the event will be covered by the organizers. In exchange, we ask for a participation fee of 20 EUR for participants coming from non-EU countries and 30 EUR for participants coming from EU countries.
Accommodation, food, working space, travel and visa costs for participants will be fully covered. For selection of travel means we encourage participants to combine the most economic and environmentally friendly way (lowest price + travel time + CO2 emissions).
DEADLINE for submitting online applications: 16th of June 2019 at Midnight CET. You will be informed about the results of the selection within two weeks after the deadline.
*All references to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.
This project is organised by the Green European Foundation
with the support of CDNEE and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.