Training on Soil Protection and Management: Soil4Life
Dates: 14-19 October 2019
Venue: Vaunieres, Village des Jeunes, Solidarités Jeunesses, France
Eligible are 44 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 20th June 2019
A 4 day intensive course, Using non-formal learning methodologies, the training led by experts, will share information about The importance of soil protection & management – Learning about the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management
CCIVS is partner of the Soil4Life project coordinated by Legambiente. The SOIL4LIFE project, realized with the contribution of the European Commission (Life), intends to promote the sustainable and efficient use of the soil and its resources in Italy and in Europe. For this reason the partners involved in the project, are engaged in carrying out information and awareness raising activities and in promoting interventions, including regulatory ones, which are essential to curb the consumption of this non-renewable natural resource.
The Training will be a 4 day intensive course, with arrivals on the 14 and departures on the 19 October 2019.
Using non-formal learning methodologies, the training led by experts, will share information about the SOIL4LIFE project, including:
– The importance of soil protection & management
– Learning about the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM)
The Training will take place during the CCIVS Global Human Rights week organised by CCIVS, during which one day will be dedicated to the actions of the training and work of CCIVS members towards Climate Justice.
The training seeks to prepare Soil Ambassadors who may then take the information gained during the Training course and support with the implementation of actions in their sending organisations projects during 2020.
Participants will learn how to share information concerning SOIL4LIFE with their local projects, by using methodologies that train the trainer. They will learn how to communicate, how to use the communication tools which are in place and how to ensure follow up in their local projects.
During the training the participants will collectively build a model to work on soil protection and conservation, which they can then adapt to their local reality and implement in their home countries. They will share this model on return with their sending organisations and will work to develop and implement the model during the local action.
As a result, each organisation will be requested to implement at least 1 local campaign, which focuses on the importance of soil protection – this activity will be highlighted through the global communication campaign.
CCIVS will coordinate the writing of a manifesto, the content of which will include an overview of the state of soil protection and management, a call to action and a pledge from civil society organisations.
The creation of the manifesto will start with the Training Course, participating organisations will be asked to give their feedback on what they would like to see on a manifest.
Post Training and Support Structure
A blog space will be created for the participants to share questions and updates about what they are doing once they arrive back home – in this way they can mutually support each other, and any questions they cannot answer will be given support by the experts (trainers, CCIVS and Legambiente). They will also be able to request skype calls and send emails for any questions or doubts they may have.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
Accommodation and food
Activities, accommodation and food are covered by the program.
100% of the total travel costs up to a platform of 295 euros will be reimbursed on receipt of all invoices and proof of payment.
Sending organisations/Participants are required to make a 100-euro contribution in support of CCIVS activities.