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Call for Coordination Team "No Commons, No Future"

Open Call for Coordination Team "No Commons, No Future"

Do you want to help build a bigger commoners movement? FYEG is looking for 3 coordination team members who will work on the Commons - work plan during 2018. We are searching for young activists and youth workers who are passionate about different aspects of commons. 

 We are currently witnessing big transformations in the management of our common goods around Europe. These processes have very concrete consequences on the lives of young people and it is important that youth is involved in designing the ways we manage our climate, our social rights or our internet. Sustainable commons are a prerequisite for participation overall and the ways they are managed can serve as examples for many different types of participatory processes. Management of commons is very important for the resources to be sustainable and accessible for everyone in the community. 

Commons are goods that are neither privately nor state owned. They are managed by a  community and often play a vital role in the life of a community. Natural commons can be a community's drinking water or a livable climate. Social commons can be a society's health care system or social security system. Digital commons can be the internet or an educational system. For example, non-formal education is a typical example of commons. 

 We plan:

  • to organize three events on topics of commons: social, natural and digital;
  • to develop an in-depth understanding of commons and of how they correlate with young people's access to rights;
  • to increase the capacities of young people around Europe to advocate for commons;
  • to train young people in campaigning for commons, among large segments of society through effective online campaigns as well as through targeted advocacy in institutions on local and regional level;
  • to create a dictionary of commons.  

 DEADLINE for submitting online applications: 25 October 2017 at midnight

You may access online application form HERE

The main responsibilities of the coordination-team are:

  • Coordinate work plan and ensure project implementation; 
  • Active participation in the regular on-line meetings throughout the work plan 
  • Help with the fundraising;
  • Participation on the events in work plan series;
  • Being a part of the prep team for one of the events;
  • Ensuring the follow up after the events;
  • Provide a link between the activities and FYEG political priorities and goals;
  • Help with the promotion of the event and ensuring media visibility;
  • Help with the reporting 

Expected duration of the commitment: November 2017 - December 2018.

Being a prep-team member at a FYEG event would offer you:

  • Working in a lively international environment;
  • Experience in managing youth projects – preparation, implementation, evaluation, follow up and reporting;
  • Getting familiar with Green values and FYEG work;
  • A possibility to learn a lot on topic of commons;
  • A possibility to develop your leadership skills and group work;
  • A lot of work and a lot of fun!

Prep-team members should:

  • Have some knowledge about commons (social, natural or digital)
  • Speak English (you should be able to clearly express yourself both orally and in writing).
  • Be willing to take on a challenge;
  • Be responsible about fulfilling their tasks and help the rest of the group;
  • Have some experience with and be interested in non-formal education;
  • Have good organisational skills;
  • Be a good team player;
  • Be committed to the aims of the project.

 Experience in one of FYEG’s Member Organisations is an asset.

Activities:

  • 14.3 - 19.3.2018 The seminar social commons, Poland
  • 23.7-31.7.2018 The seminar natural commons, location tbc
  • 11.9-17.9.2018 The seminar digital commons, location tbc

 For any questions, don’t hesitate to contact project.manager@fyeg.org and pedja@fyeg.org

Work plan application can be downloaded HERE.