Visionaries wanted! How can we in Europe set out for a future in which we live together sustainably and well? How can we make sure that no person, no region and no country is left behind? Young adults from Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic are invited to spend a week developing ideas for a just social-ecological transformation.
What do you think is most important for tomorrow? Social change often starts off small. For some, it begins with a change in individual consumer behavior. But is it enough to eat vegan burgers and buy a sweater at a thrift store? Or do we need a bigger change in economics and politics? Who decides on these issues in Europe - and can the same rules apply to everyone? How can we create a future where all people are considered - regardless of where they live in Europe, what age, gender or history they have? We invite young adults to develop ideas as visionaries on how we can shape a social-ecological change in Europe in a democratic and just way.
travel day & arrival, getting to knowing each other, expectations for the Meeting
where we come from
local and national, rural and urban
wealth and inequality, relation of wealth to democratic values
our hopes and desires, needs, fears
personal and political relations to the socio-ecological Transformation
At the end of the day, the first step towards a working paper:
Which issues are important to us and why? Articulating Outcomes
groups discussions on issues, e.g. housing/ food/ health - care/ gender, but the themes should be decided on the base of the discussions of day 1. sharing in the plenary
At the end of the day the first step towards a working paper: Which issues are important to us and why? Articulating Outcomes
what do we need to ask:
Debate on socio-ecological transformation in Europe: what is the role of democracy, of tensions between the public and the private (i.e. public goods), of history and culture
At the end of the day, second step towards a working paper: Which questions do we have in each of the issues that matter to us? Articulating outcomes
We develop recommendations - ways forward at the personal/local/national/European/global level to a just transition;
working paper on the base of the three day-reports
final evaluation, feed back
good byes, outlook and departure
Participation in the workshop is free of charge. We will cover travel costs, accommodation and meals from your arrival at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport.
Young adults between the age of 18 and 26 can participate.
The workshop will be held in English. If you would like to participate, please send us a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a few lines about yourself and your motivation to take part in the workshop. Deadline for registration is April 25, 2022.
Agape Centro Ecumenico - Prali, Italien
The venue is the Agape Centro Ecumenico, Borgata Agape, 1, 10060 Prali, Italy.
It is located at 1600m altitude in the mountains near Turin. The ecumenical centre, run by the Waldensian Church in Italy, is a place of international encounter and civic education. In camps, young volunteers discuss and engage with socio-political questions throughout the year. At the same time, they participate in the day-to-day work at the center.