Training Course: Whats on Your Plate
Dates: 23-30 April 2019
Venue: Castle Saunderson, Cavan, Ireland
Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia
Application deadline: 9th March 2019
Whats on Your Plate (WOYP) is a one week training course exploring how youth workers can explore the global food production system and its impact to other global issues with the young people they work with.
The overall goal of Whats on Your Plate is to create a cohort of youth workers who have the confidence and competence to explore the globalisation of food.
Additional goal to explore the global food production system, Its impact and to promote ethical food production and consumption in their work with young people. The project is aimed at youth workers and others working in the field of non-formal learning.
The objectives of the training course are:
- to explore how global challenges, such as poverty, social inequalities or environmental degradation are closely tied to the global food supply chain
- to introduce Permaculture and Grow it Yourself (GIY) systems of food production using a systems thinking approach
- to examine the importance of the global food production system in the context of young people
- to discuss how sustainable and healthy food is interconnected with each one of the Sustainable Development Goals
- to encourage youth workers to become multipliers of their gained knowledge and skills and promoters of sustainable ways of living
The methodologies used in the project will include experiential learning activities, plenary based discussions, group work and reflective practice.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme
The project will take place in Castle Saunderson. The house will be self managed by the group during the course. This aligns with our educational approach which encourages sharing, responsibility and development of community spirit. Participants will share responsibility for everyday tasks such as washing up, cleaning and sorting garbage.
Food will be prepared by our staff who have vast experience of preparing food for large groups. In an effort to promote sustainability, the menu will be vegetarian with efforts made to use local produce where possible.
Travel costs will be refunded after the end of the course, after providing all the original tickets and receipts. We will cover 100% of you actual expenses, but only up to the maximum amounts listed below:
• Cyprus: €530
• Greece and Romania: €360
• Czech Republic, Italy, Slovenia and Portugal: €275
The participation fee for this course is €50. For participants outside Ireland, this fee can be paid by cash on arrival. For Irish participants, this fee must be paid by bank transfer upon selection for the programme in order to secure your place.