Access application in order to participate "FIGHTING FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING"

BEGINNING: 17Th july to 31th July 2015 (15 days)
REQUIREMENTS:
Being between 18 and 30 years old.
Uk or Ireland citizen


3 places available for UK of 10
3 places available for Ireland of 10

DESCRIPTION
During 15 days, three associations dedicated to youth and the development of environmental politics (UK Permaculture, GEAI and Permacultura Cantabria) will provide a meeting of 33 young people, in Cantabria, Spain.
The main goal of this project is to train future rural entrepreneurs.
There exists the need to go back to the countryside, to the popular and traditional wisdom and healthier ways of life. Everyday more and more young people try to make a living going back to the countryside.
This project aims to bring tools, training, encouragement and examples to the participants in order to learn to be able to have business initiatives in rural areas.

In order to do so, activities will be organized during 3 weeks, centered in 4 scopes:

Scope 1: "ENCOURAGEMENT"
Training and learning workshops on traditional trade activities in areas where are opportunities of employment and work (permaculture, biobuilding, organic farming, management of natural products, ecological stoves, etc)
Scope 2: “TOOLS”
Specialized classes for developing the skills of the entrepreneur. (listening and leadership skills)
Scope 3: “EXAMPLES”
Visit successful local examples on rural entrepreneurship.
Scope 4: “ACTION”
Each participant will have to present his or her own project at the end of the training.


The methodology will be non-formal education, with a detailed and varied programme of activities in order to obtain a complete view from different perspectives so as to promote the entrepreneurial spirit. During workshops, classes, debates, etc… the young people will have an active and dynamic role.
The aim of this Project is to promote a higher social participation by young people; the self-employment and the coming back to the countryside in a logic, viable and committed way.
This activity will take place from the Friday 29st may to Friday 12st of June in the ecological farm "Garma" in Llanos, Cantabria, Spain. This place was chosen because it is a good example of how a group of young people can undertake rural projects.
The creation of this kind of programmers promotes a long-term view and offers the necessary tools in order for young people to become the change and the social movement we need in our societies.

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