This youth worker training will bring together a diverse international group of participants, in a mountain location immersed completely in nature, to share experiences and receive training on ecosocial design and ways to integrate attitudes and behaviours that promote positive change towards a sustainable, enriching life.
The project is based on the Permaculture Design Certificate course with methodology of non-formal education that particularly resonates with young people as they become environmentally conscious, learn vital skills and seek employment.
The key elements of the training are 1) to recognise the importance of connecting with nature and exploring the answers to questions about the future in community 2) create positive narratives to share with youth about interbeing, active hope based on an understanding of systems thinking 3) understand how regenerative design based on permaculture and ecology can be applied to different areas of life – “We are all ecosocial designers” 4) Provide youth workers with diverse, engaging tools to share these ideas with youth.
We aim to pass on knowledge and inspiration to the participants, as well as emphasise the importance of personal reflection and rest time/mindfulness and provide strategies to encourage this. We also offer participants hands-on experience in the diverse vegetable gardens, tree-planting projects, energy and water systems at Sanillés, the site of the training.
The expected outcomes are to develop attitudes of active hope, understand the importance of systems thinking and resilience, develop positive ideas for climate change adaptation, improve self-care and mental health, and take away practical tools for the application of ecosocial design.
Get involved: We need everyone active and participate!
Self-reliance: You are responsible for yourself and to make a positive impact on the event.
Self-expression: Communicate openly with the group with freedom to be yourself
Respect: Different cultures can be tricky. Be patient, respectful and cooperative.
Learn and share: Share what you know, absorb everything and spread it back home!
who can participate?
For the “Living the Questions” activity, the profile of the participants has been agreed with each partner by email to allow a better use of the project:
– Work as a teacher, educator, trainer or leisure technician in an organization that addresses implementation capacity in the youth field
– Has skills and / or experience in leading groups, an interest in learning about permaculture / sustainability but no previous experience
– Little or no previous international experience and they have not participated in more than one KA1 activity before.
– Is willing and motivated to incorporate the learning of this course into his youth work
– Has a basic English that does not prevent him from taking advantage of the project
Accommodation and lodging covered 100% by the Erasmus +.
Travel expenses are covered up to 275 EUR in case of Hungary, the amount is defined by the Distance Calculator
Please donate HUF 10,000 (Hungarian organization) in the case of selection.
When and Where?
22nd – 29th June – (Arrival Monday 21st June)
Venue: Sanillés resort at Martinet
The accommodation will be in shared rooms, with shared bathrooms. Not more than 6 people will share a room or a bathroom.
The swimming pool and facilities are available for use during free time.
There is an outdoor dining area which we will use as much as possible, and an inside area if necessary.
The main indoor classroom space is a large lounge area in the hotel building, but we will hold as many sessions as possible outdoors in the patio area.
Wifi will be available during the final sessions to organise and share material. There will be limited access to wifi during the training, for essential use only, and we encourage a mindful use of mobiles.