Member and partner activities
1 March 2012 - 30 September 2012, Europe
IYNF supports a transnational youth initiative “Stream for Change” implemented by several groups in Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Greece and Canary Islands. The project last since March till Septemeber and involves making fun street actions to raise the attention of the public about the issues that youth in Europe cares about. Read a description of the project, provided by the participants.
Volterra, Italy, 28th of May - 1st of June 2014
By 2030 60% of the world’s population or 4.9 billion people are expected to live in urban areas. It is argued that urbanism is fundamentally changing the condition of humanity and our relationship to the earth. The environmental impact of urban areas is putting a huge strain on our Earth’s resources and creating additional issues for the inhabitants of these areas such as loss of biodiversity and urban heat island effect. At this time young people across the globe are creating urban spaces where creativity, environmental and social action join together, inspiring local inhabitants, encouraging municipalities and empowering businesses to adapt greener practices.
Swiss Alps, 24-31 August 2013
Are you a mountaineering or tracking guide or on the way to become one? Are you curious how you canmake your outdoor activities more sustainably responsible? Would you like to get new inspiration on howto deepen the emotional relationship of your participants with the natural and social surrounding? Doyou want to share your inspiring stories and hear good practises from like-minded colleagues and friendsin the mountaineering field from different Naturefriends organisations? And next to this climb up somebeautiful mountains while practicing all you have learned?
Then feel very invited to participate at the upcoming international training course “The Way is the Goal”
Rajecke Teplice, Slovakia, 22-26/05/2013
The annual Networking Conference is an event where representatives of member and partner organizations, IYNF volunteers, trainers and enthusiastic newcomers meet to exchange ideas, network and brainstorm on new projects within IYNF network.
Call for participants and Application form: Training Course "Empowerment, Inspiration & Action in Youth Organizations"
13th - 21st of April 2013, Hanover, Germany
2013 is IYNF’s Year of Action for Change. This training course will let you discover ways of effective change work and inspired action in youth organisations and structures. It will bring together young enthusiasts, changemakers, volunteers and activists, providing them with an opportunity to learn, share and reflect upon their experiences, struggles and victories of activism and youth work.
By this course we want to:
- provide young people with tools, knowledge and skills for participation in creating change;
- inspire and empower young people to pursue their talents and competences and connect them with the cause that they feel most passionate about;
- give space to explore historical examples of youth organizations and analyse current trends of participation;
- explore the place of self-development in youth organizations;
- discover the educational and empowering role of youth organizations;
- give space to discuss personal and professional dilemmas when working as a social change agents.
24/02-02/03/2013, European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary
The applications for this study session are now closed. All participants have been selected and informed. if you have not been informed it means that you have not been selected to participate.
18-22 September, Czech Republic
The yearly happening Planning Weekend aims at bringing together young Naturefriends that would like to get involved or organize themselves an international activity for the upcoming year.
The annual Networking Conference is a place where representatives of member- and partner organizations, as well as IYNF volunteers, meet to exchange ideas, network and influence the work of IYNF. It consists of two parts – one, which is more content-focused and education-oriented, and the second part, that plans the projects for the rest of the year and evaluates past activities.
This year the Networking Conference comes with a core topic Act-iv-ism redefined!
13-21/4/2013, Hannover, Germany
The training course aims to explore the concepts, underlying principles and motives of youth participation
24/2 – 02/3/2013, Budapest, Hungary
This study session, co- organized by the European Youth Foundation, is aiming to promote active youth participation in environmental human rights education and peaceful activism.