Events and Trainings

CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL PLANNING COMMITTEE “Acting Together to Overcome Poverty, young people address social injustice through interreligious cooperation”

Sustainable development is among the highest priorities in today’s political discussions. It is mentioned with regards to sustainable democracy, sustainable economy, ecological justice and many more. The concept of sustainable development helps us to view the well-being of society in the long term. However, it does not always look at the well-being of every individual within society. Among many questions triggered by this concept is the question of solidarity on various levels: global, local, and personal. How do we see the links between global south and global north? How do we experience the slums in the outskirts of our own cities? What do we do to address social injustice that manifests itself on a daily basis? What are the reasons of poverty and what consequences develop from it? Is it part of multi-level discrimination, where poverty goes hand in hand with education, religion, geographical background, social status, and gender identity?

The religious communities have a long history of social work and welfare institutions, running alongside state welfare systems and often substituting them. There is a great asset of expertise in various fields, which could gain more strength in collaboration. Read on →

07.05.2012 | Kristine Jansone | Events and Trainings

EXTENDED DEADLINE – 5th of MAY: “Taking Steps Towards an Ecologically Responsible Society”


DATE
24th June – 1st July

PLACE
Minsk, Belarus

Taking Steps Towards an Ecologically Responsible Society
This training course is central event of the second year of EYCE’s Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice. EYCE’s 3-year Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice has been launched in 2011. For the second year of the campaign it is important to look beyond the immediately visible, which brings us to the following questions: how can habits, policies, products, which are hindering the ideas of ecological justice, be recognised? In which way can we as young people influence policy making processes? How can we address and influence ways of excessive consumption, excessive exploitation and cultivation of the earth and its natural resources, as well as excessive economic growth in general? What are the possibilities for all of us to become more aware of the causes and consequences of processes such as poverty, unsustainable manufacturing, bio-piracy, greenwashing and others? How can we promote the solidarity and justness of fair labour, fair trade, migrants’ rights and renewable energies?
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24.04.2012 | Kristine Jansone | Events and Trainings

UPCOMING EYCE EVENT: “Taking Steps Towards an Ecologically Responsible Society”


DATE
24th June – 1st July

PLACE
Minsk, Belarus

Taking Steps Towards an Ecologically Responsible Society
This training course is central event of the second year of EYCE’s Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice. EYCE’s 3-year Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice has been launched in 2011. For the second year of the campaign it is important to look beyond the immediately visible, which brings us to the following questions: how can habits, policies, products, which are hindering the ideas of ecological justice, be recognised? In which way can we as young people influence policy making processes? How can we address and influence ways of excessive consumption, excessive exploitation and cultivation of the earth and its natural resources, as well as excessive economic growth in general? What are the possibilities for all of us to become more aware of the causes and consequences of processes such as poverty, unsustainable manufacturing, bio-piracy, greenwashing and others? How can we promote the solidarity and justness of fair labour, fair trade, migrants’ rights and renewable energies?
Read on →

14.03.2012 | Kristine Jansone | Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice, Events and Trainings

CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL PLANNING COMMITTEE: “Taking Steps Towards an Ecologically Responsible Society. Links between ecology, economy and politics”

In the year 2011 EYCE successfully launched its Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice in order to address the issues of ecological justice among young Christians in Europe. The thematic work so far focused on the theological and political aspects of the issues and was outlined with a variety of interesting activities, among them a training course and several workshops. Also, awareness raising materials, such as flyers and the campaign magazine were produced.

The thematic focus of the campaign in the year 2012 will be to explore the relations between ecology, economy and politics, including reviewing ecology issues as basis for numerous conflicts. The central thematic event of the second year of the campaign will seek to answer questions such as: How can habits, policies and products, which are hindering ideas of ecological justice, be recognised? In which way can young people influence policy making processes? Especially now, when the Kyoto protocol is about to expire and ecological justice is one of the central debates globally, it is important to provide young people with knowledge of ongoing processes, as well to equip them with skills to address these issues in their own context. Read on →

20.01.2012 | Kristine Jansone | Events and Trainings

Young people gather to discuss ecological justice!

From 3rd July to 10th July 2011 more than twenty young people from Europe and beyond, as well as from various denominational and national backgrounds gathered in Kiev, Ukraine, for an EYCE training course “Taking steps towards an ecologically responsible society. Theological and political perspectives of ecological justice”. The participants got the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of various aspects of ecological justice and acquire practical tools and skills for further promoting the ideas discussed. The training course was organized by the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe in cooperation with volunteers in Ukraine. Read on →

26.07.2011 | Kristine Jansone | Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice, Events and Trainings, EYCE Press Releases

UPCOMING EYCE EVENT: “Taking Steps Towards Ecologically Responsible Society. Political and theological perspectives on Ecological Justice”

The training course “Taking Steps Towards Ecologically Responsible Society” will be the first thematic event of EYCE’S Campaign to Promote Ecological Justice and will focus on its political and theological aspects. With this training course EYCE seeks to increase the understanding of global ecological justice issues and enhance ecological responsibility among various actors in society through active contribution of young people.

It will take place from the 3rd – 10th of July 2011 in Kiev, Ukraine.
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15.04.2011 | Kristine Jansone | Events and Trainings

Training for future Ecumenical Leaders takes place in Switzerland

From 27th February to 6th March 2011 more than twenty young people from various denominational and national backgrounds gathered in Kandersteg and Geneva, Switzerland for an EYCE training course “Learn. Engage. Lead. A Step by Step Ecumenical Leadership Training for Young Europeans”. The participants got the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the Ecumenical movement and to broaden their leadership skills and share the experiences on successful leadership from various countries. The training course was organized by the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE) in cooperation with the Youth Desk of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

Several guest speakers and workshop leaders contributed to the programme of the training course with their knowledge and expertise. Leadership skills and practical tools were offered to the participants by using a variety of non-formal learning methods. Read on →

16.03.2011 | Kristine Jansone | Events and Trainings

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