Climate change has been an issue for a long time, and yet it is more topical than ever - despite a wide range of efforts across Germany and Europe, the 1.5 degree target is still in the balance. In order to achieve this and to better protect the climate, not only committed actors and activists are needed, but also an overarching understanding of the complexity of the problem. This complexity is most evident in the consequences of climate change, which extend far beyond the environmental aspect and into many different policy areas.
Not every country is equally affected by climate change or faces the same impacts. This is where "CLIMACY" comes in: Organized by the European Academy Berlin and SABUKO, the project addresses the need for climate impact adaptation and brings together 20 civil society actors and climate activists from Georgia and Germany for an intensive exchange of experiences and skills training. The goal is to jointly develop communication and advocacy strategies that enable the work of climate change activists on the ground to be made visible and understood. The actors have the opportunity to connect with each other, learn about best-practices and local approaches, and mutually benefit from their competencies.
The project combines different activities: In April, participants will get to know each other at a digital kick-off workshop, which addresses the challenges of climate impact adaptation in Georgia and Germany. During the first seminar in Tbilisi, participants and experts from Georgian organizations will exchange ideas on climate protection work. The focus will be on peer learning and best case sharing. In addition, the interface to the topic of democracy will be worked on. During the working phase, participants will work individually and in transnational teams to develop an advocacy strategy on a specific climate impact adaptation issue. Two digital networking meetings are offered in parallel, where participants can exchange information on the status of their projects and receive advice. The second seminar in Berlin is dedicated to the exchange of experiences with a focus on the European perspective and gender equality. The results and learnings will be collected on a multilingual blog page.
Overview of project activities:
- May 2023: Digital kick-off event
- 7 – 10 June 2023: Practical seminar in Tbilisi, Georgia
- June – August 2023: Working phase with digital networking events
- 10 – 13 September 2023: Practical seminar and final event in Berlin, Germany
Who can apply?
- You are a climate activist, actively engaged in a civil society organisation, member of administration with a focus on climate issues.
- You are between 18 and 40 years old.
- Your principle place of residence is Georgia or Germany. Ukrainian citizens living in exile in Georgia or Germany are invited to apply.
- You have a keen interest in climate protection and better advocacy for connected topics.
- You have a fluent command of English.
- You are ready to participate in all activities of the project, including a seminar in Tbilisi and Berlin and online meetings.
How to apply?
Complete the application form and send it together with your CV to Khrystyna Miftakhov (email@example.com) and Tornike Bubashvili (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for application: 12 May 2023
The selected participants will be informed as soon as possible in order to arrange travels and accommodation. The project will cover participants’ travel costs, food and accommodation.
PLEASE NOTE: The call for participants and the implementation of the project are subject to approval by the German Foreign Office. All information and arrangements are subject to this reservation.
Society for Nature Conservation, SABUKO, was founded in 2014 with the aim of conserving species and their habitats. Its mission is to protect, conserve and restore wildlife in Georgia. Find out more: www.sabuko.org
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