Deadline: 20 August, 2012
Open to: youth workers, NGO leaders, volunteers working with young people, environment experts etc coming from Spain, France, Portugal, Greece, Czech Republic, Poland and Belgium
Venue: 23-30 September 2012 | Limoges, France
THE HUMAN RIGHT TO ENVIRONMENT IN NON-FORMAL EDUCATION is a training course that will take place in Limoges (France) and will gather 28 youth leaders and youth workers from 7 EU countries.
Education and environment, two problems that start getting closer but that still misread too much, then they could work together in a complementary way, for the improvement of the quality of life of everybody. To make a link between human rights, environment and non-formal education is a crucial issue in the contemporary days. Humans need environment, for using its resources, however the environment does not need humans. Humans’ needs are based on environment and we are over using all the available resources. There is a need of making a change in our daily actions, and since youth is the future generation of decision makers and experts, we need to empower them in order to assure the natural resources that will let the activities of the system; this is what we call sustainable development.
The Declaration of Rio in 1992 says in the principle 1: “ Human beings are at the centre of concern for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature ». In 2003 the High Commission on Human Rights adopted a résolution on 25th April 2003 devoted to human rights and environment as elements of sustainable development.
Non-formal education has the responsibility to implement, share, and to encourage projects that will promote the role of environment in our society. Youth workers are in charge of empowering young people to develop initiatives that will provide a sustainable development in the economical activities, in services, in social activities, etc. Therefor, this this training course is addressed to youth workers, NGO leaders, volunteers working with young people, environment experts, etc. that wish to learn about new initiatives, and a new dimension of the youth work involving the importance of sustainable development in the frame of human rights in Europe and the world.
This seminar will combine the participation of countries facing different problems related to environment. The participants will have the opportunity to share their good practices and new initiatives, in order to inspire members from other organisations.
Travel & Reimbursement
The seminar will be held from the Sunday 23th to 30thSeptember 2012. The city where the training course will take place is Aixe-sur-Vienne, in Limoges, France. Accommodation and meals will be provided at the youth centre CENTRE D’ADAPTATION PROFESSIONNELLE APSAH.
For the seminar the 70 % of the international travel costs will be reimbursed the last day of the training course in cash. If you wish to be reimbursed by bank transfer, please let the organizers know.
Apply to: [email protected] Note that the deadline is 20 August, 2012 and it is extended. First deadline was on 6th of August, 2012.
For any questions which might concern you please contact Project Coordinator: Ms.Cristina Juan Carrion – [email protected]
For more information please visit the official website.