13. July 2024 – 21. July 2024 ganztägig
Hoher Meißner
37290 Meißner

13.-21. July 2024 in Hoher Meißner (Germany)
Available (only) for residents from Italy, Germany and Austria!
This training workshop is the second part of a project that began last summer. Participation does not require knowledge from the first part of the workshop. An update for the newcomers will be provided at the beginning of the workshop.
In this workshop we will reflect about and acquire skills and ideas to bring progress and living perspectives for young people into rural areas. The first activity took place last summer in the Verbania-Ossola area (North-Italy). This year we will meet in Northern Hesse (Germany) in the rural area of Hoher Meißner.
Using creative learning methods and field research we want to exchange about the challenges for young people, which result from the rural exodus, brain drain and overaging of rural villages. Exploitation of nature and a cultural and social decline on the one hand and the growing desire of many young city dwellers for a life close to nature in the countryside on the other hand will be the starting point for our problem investigations and the best practice we will visit. In addition to the beautiful natural surroundings, the Hoher Meißner region is rich in the history of the youth movement and alternative living, working and participation projects that need to be explored.
How can we discover, elaborate and expand practices of social and ecological and sustainable transformation? What is supporting quality of life in the rural areas and how can we contribute to breaking down social and economic barriers and make rural areas more attractive and liveable for young people again? How is youth in rural areas specifically affected by the menace of climate change and environmental protection. Working on these questions we want to enable ourselves to support the creation of inclusive spaces and to promote diversity.
On all these topics we will provide non-formal learning opportunities and best practice social working approaches. We want to learn from each other and together as well as self-reflect and critically analyse our work in our environments.
The participation is free of charge and includes accommodation, food and transportation. It is mainly addressed to youth workers, activists and trainers in non-formal education. Freelancers and people that are interested in this field are welcome as well as people that face discrimination or have fewer opportunities.
If you want to be part of this process with us, we would ask you to fill out our application-form.

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