CulturCooperation e.V. implements a follow-up project "Young Europeans for Global Development" in 2013 and 2014 on international volunteering in development with partners in Hamburg, Prague, Tallinn, Kaunas and Riga.
Exchanging of expertise and best practice of involved stakeholders such as sending organisations, hosting partners in the Global South, educational institutions, political decision-makers and young volunteers has started in 2011 and continues with NGO partners from Central and East European countries.
Young Europeans for Global Development is a joint project which seeks to strengthen a growing network of mutual learning, capacity-building and lobby work for youth engagement for global development issues in Europe.
The Website www.contribute-to-change.eu is further maintained and constantly updated. It contains information on activities of the project – such as international conferences and youth camps for returned volunteers. In addition, it collects new data and insights from international research, evaluations and practical approaches in the field of international volunteering in development.
Information on current local activities in all 5 partner countries and beyond are presented on the facebook page: Young Europeans for Global Development.
An international Youth Camp for volunteers will take place in Hamburg from 4th – 8th August 2014.
The thematic framework of this meeting will focus around „media, stereotypes and international activism“.
Participants will discuss theoretical concepts of the power of media representations and gain theoretical knowledge on social media campaigning. The other part of the camp is practical: developing of ideas and testing how certain media can be used to organize and promote global education activities.
This work camp shall strengthen volunteers to take on the role of activists and multipliers in their home countries – getting involved in global education NGOS, starting their own initiatives and activities or getting engaged with their sending organisations as teamers.
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