Call for Training Course
Sustainable ImPACT 2

25. 8. – 2. 9.  2024

Jizbice pod Blaníkem | Čechtice, Czech Republic

About the project

The project origins and objectives

The project is a follow-up on the previous project Sustainable ImPACT from 2022 reflecting on the most current needs in youth work as well as the latest tendencies in the field of sustainability. The second edition of the project emphasizes the intensity of the learning process.

The main idea behind the project origin was the need to adopt solutions to prevent overproduction among the young Europeans. One of the solutions as well as a mission for this project is for the new generations to develop their knowledge about sustainability as well as the green skills and sustainable practices that can be easily applied in their everyday lives, and so develop and support a sustainable and resource-efficient society. Therefore we plan to carry out the project for the youth workers to develop and exchange knowledge, green skills and practices and also skills to promote the project mission and disseminate them in their own communities, and so become the role models of the change. 

The project therefore aims to 

1) improve knowledge of the youth workers about European environmental policies and understand the impact of human daily action on the environment;

2) develop sustainable practices and exchange their best practices with their international colleagues; 

3) exchange ideas for developing sustainability related activities within their local youth work; 

4) equip the youth workers with efficient methods and tools for promotion of the project main mission; 

5) strengthen cooperation among the European youth workers and their connections for future international projects.

What will we do?

Theory Sessions: Understanding Environmental Challenges

In our theory sessions, we’ll explore important environmental issues and sustainability topics through presentations and research. Participants will discuss these topics, backed by statistics and facts, to grasp their significance. We’ll delve into current issues like overproduction and lack of environmental awareness, examining their effects on society. Additionally, we’ll highlight how sustainable practices can improve these situations.

Participants will also review global and European policies related to environmental issues and discuss their implementation in national policies. We’ll share insights on local environmental challenges and the measures taken at various levels to address them.

Practical Workshops: Hands-On Learning

Our workshops will offer practical and creative activities focusing on sustainability and green skills. From zero waste initiatives to DIY projects, participants will explore innovative ideas that can be applied in youth work activities. They’ll learn to repurpose old materials into useful objects and create everyday products at home using simple supplies. Through brainstorming and interactive sessions, they’ll discover sustainable approaches to daily life.

Promotion Tools: Spreading the Message

Youth workers will have the opportunity to create online content to promote their activities and project mission. Sessions will cover movie-making, editing, and creating engaging content like reels and interactive posts. The outcomes of these sessions will be used to disseminate the project’s message effectively.

 

 

Involved countries

 – Armenia, Portugal, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Czech Republic and France.

The venue

We are going to stay in a nature area of the Czech Republic near a village called Čechtice in a hotel called Rekreační středisko Jizbice.

The address of the venue is: Zhoř 23, 257 65 Čechtice

The nearest village with shops and facilities is about 4,5 km away (Čechtice), a smaller town with more shops and an ATM is about 15 km away (Vlašim). There is a medical emergency in Benešov and Pelhřimov. We will have a car at the project for urgent cases.

 

The hotel complex offers one natural swimming pool, football, handball, basketball and volleyball courts

There are many cultural monuments and points of interest in the surroundings, which can become the goal of a walking trip.

Financial conditions

 

Accommodation, food and all materials at the project will be covered by the Erasmus+ programme. There is no participation fee.

The eligible participants

  • are over 18 yo;
  • are interested in sustainability and environmental issues, ideally with previous experience to bring to the project,
  • have a plan how to implement the skills and know-how from the project in their daily practice and further projects,
  • seek inspiration and want to network with other professionals with whom they may cooperate in the future,
  • are committed to fully participate in the dissemination of the project.

Learn more

See the detailed infopack below.

Do you want to participate?

Fill in the application form below and we will get back with you!🙂
Non-Czech applicants need to apply through partner organizations or through Salto-Youth training platform.

The application deadline is April 14.

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