Energy forever!

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Date(s) - 01/06/2022 - 11/06/2022

Berlin, Germany

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Selected participants

More info about the project:

In the last years the term “Climate change” has turned from a distant threat into a felt reality. Worldwide campaigns like Fridays for Future or Extinction Rebellion are to a large degree youth movements. And they demand an immediate turnaround. While the fears of youth are justified and their protest understandable, the understanding for the mechanisms, regulatory frameworks and policies that can lead to the demanded turnaround are not so well known. The degree to which such policies have already been initiated and taken ground is underestimated. The announcements of politicians are perceived as mere promises. In reality, plans are far developed and changes are taking place, though often too slowly and in isolated fashion.
During the youth exchange “Energy forever!” participants will explore the reasoning and opportunities of alternative energies. It has the goal to introduce participating youth from seven different countries to the imminent changes that are standing before us in terms of transition from a fossil fuel dominated world to one dominated by renewable energy. This exchange will take the participants to the stations of this transition by public transport and on bike. The experience of outdoor travel will be combined with units of self-directed learning in nature. The learning environment will be combined with the experience of group challenges and recreation.

Participants will encounter practitioners from state institutions and public companies, private entrepreneurs, farmers and political activists that are pushing all together the process of decarbonization and transition to clean energy. Participants will analyze carefully what are the downsides of the described energy sources like biofuels, the dangers of key transitional energies like gas and to weigh the possibilities to support the process also in their own home countries.

Youth Exchange is for everyone who is interested in the topic more, to meet new people and culture and wants to travel abroad from the age of 18 until 30, leader can be anyone over 18 with at least little experience with projects or working with youngsters.

Participants will be from Italy Italy, Spain Spain, Germany Germany, France France, Poland Poland, Romania Romania and Slovakia Slovakia. There will be 6 participants from each country. 

Accommodation (Accommodations will be provided in tent camps, tents will be provided) and food will be provided and financed from the Erasmus + program during the whole training. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 275 euro and a 50 euro fee (which can be returned after the project, more info will be given after returning back home) 


❗️Entry to the country is free for the vaccinated or recovered people, the same applies for returning home. ❗️