From 18th-24th July, Friends of the Earth Scotland, together with Glasgow University Climate Action and Young Friends of the Earth Europe will be organising a climate and social activism youth camp. It will bring together 60 people from different corners of Europe, as well as 20 young people from Scotland, for a week of learning, sharing skills and networking.
The summer camp, which is organised in a different European country each year, will be held between the Angus Glens and the North Sea in Forfar. It will be a great opportunity for young people (18-30 years old) to get involved in climate and social justice activism, meet fellow activists from around Europe, and share about struggles and experiences from different regions. It will also be a great chance to learn more about Young Friends of the Earth and explore possibilities for building a Young Friends of the Earth Scotland network.
The week will include:
• Skill-sharing and in-depth trainings on non-violent direct action, principles of climate and social justice, communications, campaigning and facilitation
• Sharing our stories and experiences, linking local struggles to global issues.
• Informational sessions on TTIP, Equity and Intersectionality, ‘Open Borders’, Fossil Free and other issues.
• Learning about local dirty energy struggles and positive solutions around the world.
• Reflecting on intersectionality and privilege using ‘The Theatre of Oppressed’.
• Working to connect the climate justice movement to other social struggles.
• Meeting local communities and activists in the region fighting Fossil Free Future.
• Outdoor activities, like hiking, bonfires, etc.
Participation in the camp is free, including all meals and accommodation. Funding for travel costs is also available. Places are limited and are by application, with a closing date of Friday 10th June 2016. Find out more about the camp and how to apply.