Youth in Climate litigation
Youth in Climate litigation
THE PROJECT IS STARTING!
‘’Common Sense’’ Youth Organization launches the project called ‘’Youth in Climate litigation’’ aiming to promote youth participation and raise awareness in legal challenges on environmental matters.
Also, this project will mobilize young people to be actively engaged in policy and decision making, equip participants with tools and knowledge to be able to advocate for their rights and involvement in the process of creating, implementation and intervention in the field of environmental law and further the implementation and enforcement of existing legal obligations stemming from international, EU and national environmental law.
The main focuses of the project are as follow:
- A lack of ambition and weak implementation of environmental policy in Central Europe
- Climate crisis with dire consequences
- A lack of awareness and underrepresentation of youth on legal avenues
The objectives of the project are:
- Raise awareness on the climate crisis, climate change litigation, legal tools and major threats
- Connect youth activists from developed and less developed countries and regions to form a strong network
- Develop advocacy competencies, communication skills with relevant stakeholders and strategic planning to implement successful advocacy plans.
- To ensure the involvement of young people in the decision and policy-making processes
Profile of participants
The course is designed for people (regardless of the academic or professional status, and including volunteers) who are:
- Youth activists
- Young lawyers
Partner countries and organizations:
- Youth and Environment Europe (Czech Republic)
- International Center for Peace and Integration (Georgia)
- V4SDG (Hungary)
- Planet for Generations (Poland)
The project is composed of 4 phases:
- Online webinars (potential date)
- Study session in Budapest, Hungary (potential date)
- Local actions (date)
- Evaluation meeting in Sumgait, Azerbaijan (date)
As a first phase, we launch online webinars and 3 webinars on 3 different topics will be conducted by professional experts.
The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.
CALL FOR EXPERTS!
Webinars will have 3 focus areas to raise awareness and find answers to the most important and concerning questions as following:
1st webinar on Environmental awareness.
- What is the climate crisis and how is it regulated by international law?
- What kind of measures has been taken by the EU?
- Climate litigation and Human Rights
2nd webinar on Decision-making and Advocacy.
- Importance of youth participation and decision-making
- How to empower youth to be involved in climate litigation and decision-making
- Reasons for the underrepresentation of youth in climate litigation
3rd webinar on Adaptation.
- How can young people develop and implement youth-led projects to influence decision-making?
- How to mitigate barriers that youth face in the adaptation process and can gain access to the process around climate change?
- What are the actions that should be taken for future generations?
Who are we looking for:
- Aged 18-35 young experts from Central, Eastern Europe and Eastern Partnership Countries
- Experienced in the field and have conducted likewise webinars
- Confident with an online platform (Stream yard)
It will be a 1-hour webinar and 100 euros per webinar.
If you think that you are able to conduct webinars on the above-mentioned topics then this call is just for you. Please, fill in the form by the 16th of October. In case of any questions, please, contact Project coordinator Orkhan Bayramov at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On 5th November 2021, the first webinar on the topic of environmental awareness will be held. The LIVE stream via Facebook/Youtube will host Chloé Mikolajczak, who is a climate justice activist based in Brussels with a passion for bridging the grassroots and policy levels. She coordinates the Right to Repair European campaign to end premature obsolescence and hosts the Burning Case, a podcast for young people aimed at mainstreaming the links between politics and the most pressing issues of our time. She also created a charity that raises awareness in Belgian high schools about the climate and biodiversity crisis.
The link to the registration form for the webinar is here.
On November 27th, the second webinar on Decision-making and advocacy will be held. The LIVE stream via Facebook/Youtube will host Yana Prokofyeva, who is a climate advocate and working at Surfrider Foundation Europe, a pan-European NGO fighting for ocean protection. Yana is in charge of the NGO’s climate change advocacy at the EU level.
The registration link is here.
Project financed by
International Visegrad Fund.
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