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Training Course: Water is Life, Education on water & sustainability

Dates: 22 September – 1 October 2017

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Albania, Finland, Germany, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Tunisia

Application deadline: 27th August 2017

The training is aimed at full-time and voluntary youth workers (32 participants) from Germany, Romania, Albania, Slovakia, Serbia, Tunisia, Finland and Italy, especially those who are invested in environmental education.

General Description

We’d like to invite you to a 10-day training course on „Education on Water & Sustainability“, which will take place in Berlin from 22/09/2017 to 1/10/2017.

The training is aimed at full-time and voluntary youth workers (32 participants) from Germany, Romania, Albania, Slovakia, Serbia, Tunisia, Finland and Italy, especially those who are invested in environmental education.

It is imperative for us to strongly involve youth workers who are dealing with economic and social disadvantages. We also aim to win persons with an immigration background and fugitives as participants for the training, as well as the pedagogical professionals who are working with this specific target group.

Following the title “Water is Life – Educational Approaches on Water and Sustainability”, we will try out educational approaches and methods for 10 days. We will discover and exchange methods which will enable the participants to cover the various dimensions (ecological, economic, social and political, human rights) of the topic “water & sustainability” in their educational day-to-day work.

The training strongly focuses on getting to know different pedagogical approaches in a direct manner. Thus, the participants will have the opportunity to try out, evaluate and discuss a variety of methods: a simulation game, excursions and guided tours, nutrition based on a sustainability index, as well as other interactive & non-formal methods which are tied to intercultural, environmental and outdoor education. In addition, participants will be taught background and basic knowledge about water and sustainability.

The pedagogical methods will enable the participants to incorporate the topic “water and sustainability” into the context of youth work. This includes the ability to motivate young people to change their mindset towards a more sustainable use of water and to engage themselves for the human right to water and sanitation.

Furthermore, the participants will learn that the water crisis requires international efforts and global solutions; the training will offer them a variety of tools to incorporate this knowledge in their daily pedagogical work.

If you need more information or like to register online, please visit the respective website. Please read the travel policy carefully. It´s obligatory to agree with it to take part in the training course

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

The following costs will be covered: Costs for accomodation & supply in the guest house, travel expenses up to 275 Euros, visa costs for participants from Tunisia.

The regular participant fee will be 100 Euro, reduced 50 Euros for participants with social, economic or other disadvantages.

Application

 

Organizer:

OBUK e.V. – NGO

Phone: (+49) 030 69206557

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Béla Müller

E-Mail: watertraining@obuk-ev.org