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Call for prep-team Digital Commons

The Federation of Young European Greens is announcing an open call for members of the international preparatory team for the training “Common Digital (R)evolution” that will take place from 11 - 17 September 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. 

The training aims to increase young people's digital participation by developing  an understanding of digital commons - in particular the internet and its management, as well as digital advocacy skills. This will be reached by fulfilling the following objectives:

  1. To understand what digital commons are and why the internet is a common good.
  2. To raise awareness about the importance of free and accessible internet as a prerequisite for access to information, organising, and equal participation of all young people.
  3. To learn new tools and strategies of digital advocacy in particular adapted to the struggle for commons.

Commons refer to shared resources and social practices that are maintained by communities in a sustainable manner. Commons offer a clear ethical perspective and helps us understand what happens when people collectively manage and take stewardship over resources. Good management of commons offers a sustainable and accessible alternative to the current centralised and dominant role of the state and market.

The training will be an occasion to deepen young people’s understanding of digital commons as well as develop their digital advocacy skills. Participants will not only learn how the internet functions - but also develop an understanding of the possibilities that emerge in the digital age for young people to organise themselves in innovative ways, to generate influence, and even co-create decisions that affect their lives.

We aim at creating a vibrant environment to produce sustainable and long lasting collaborations to fight for our common digital rights!

Responsibilities:

The main responsibility of the prep-team is preparation of the training with a full support of FYEG’s Project Manager and an EC member. In particular: 

  • Active participation in the regular online meetings prior the event;
  • Participation in a live prep team meeting;
  • Preparation and dissemination of the call and selection of participants, preparation of participants for the event and providing them with all the necessary information regarding the program;
  • Preparation and implementation of the training programme; designing and preparing sessions based on non-formal education methodology, Invitation and communication with speakers, experts, trainers and partners in accordance with the project aims;
  • Help with the promotion of the event and ensuring media visibility;
  • Taking care of practicalities and for the general well-being of the participants;
  • Full participation during the entire event and the prep team meeting before and after;
  • Coordination of the follow-up activities after the Summer Camp;
  • Help with the reporting of the seminar.

Being a prep-team member at an 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 extend the knowledge about commons;
  • A possibility to develop your skills in group work and non-formal education;
  • A lot of work and a lot of fun!

Prep-team members should:

  • 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 good organisational skills;
  • Be good team players;
  • Be committed to the aims of the project;
  • Be familiar with non-formal education methods.

Activities:

  • Online work on preparatory tasks and program (June 2018 - October 2018 // 3-4h a week)
  • Live prep team meeting (16 - 19 July 2018 // 2 full working days)
  • Final preparatory meeting (09 - 10 September 2018 // 1.5 working days)
  • The training (11 - 17 September 2018 // 5 full working days)
  • Evaluation meeting after the training (17 September 2018 // 1 full working day)
  • Help with follow-up and reporting of the event (September - November 2018 // 1-3h a week)

Methodology

The program will be based on the principles of non-formal education and intercultural learning. We strive for active, inclusive and direct communication and transfer and sharing of knowledge. Sessions will be balanced between theoretical inputs, training, workshops, discussions, reflection, planning, brainstorming and other interactive methods of learning.

Practicalities:

Accommodation, food, working space, travel and visa costs for preparatory team will be fully covered within reasonable limits and within Europe. For selection of travel means the condition is to combine the most economic and environmentally friendly way (lowest price + travel time + CO2 emissions).

If you are interested to try out your non-formal education skills, if you are willing to engage in an adventure of imagining the new ways of doing politics - this project is for you!

DEADLINE for submitting online applications: 3 June 2018 at Midnight CET.

APPLY HERE!