Youth in Action. 4.3. Training course
Title: “ The Human Right to Environment in non-formal education”
23-30 September 2012
Education and environment, two problems that start getting closer but that still misread too
much, then they could work together in a complementary way, for the improvement of the
quality of life of everybody.
To make a link between human rights, environment and non-formal education is a crucial
issue in the contemporary days. Humans need environment, for using its resources, however
the environment does not need humans. Humans’ needs are based on environment and we
are over using all the available resources. There is a need of making a change in our daily
actions, and since youth is the future generation of decision makers and experts, we need to
empower them in order to assure the natural resources that will let the activities of the
system; this is what we call sustainable development.
Sustainable development involves the integration of environment into other policies and
therefore recognizes the prominent role of the environment in the new public policies. But
this principle of integration is combined with the right to development must concern not only
the needs of present generations but also future generations. This consideration of the
sustainability of development time reference to the need for a careful and fair shared natural
The Declaration of Rio in 1992 says in the principle 1: “ Human beings are at the centre of
concern for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in
harmony with nature ». In 2003 the High Commission on Human Rights adopted a résolution
on 25th April 2003 devoted to human rights and environment as elements of sustainable
Non-formal education has the responsibility to implement, share, and to encourage projects
that will promote the role of environment in our society. Youth workers are in charge of
empowering young people to develop initiatives that will provide a sustainable development
in the economical activities, in services, in social activities, etc.
This training course is addressed to youth workers, NGO leaders, volunteers working with
young people, environment experts, etc. that wish to learn about new initiatives, and a new
dimension of the youth work involving the importance of sustainable development in the
frame of human rights in Europe and the world.
This seminar will combine the participation of countries facing different problems related to
environment. The participants will have the opportunity to share their good practices and new
initiatives, in order to inspire members from other organisations.
A session dedicated to the evolution of environmental policies in the last decades presented
by an environmental expert being present in international law and the origin of the concept
“sustainable development” will let participants to discover the reasons why our world is not
adopting these conventions.
An environmental exchange session will let us learn from other countries how we can use in
our daily life sustainable development initiatives. For example: up-cycling, recycling, the use
of renewable energies, examples of economy activities, natural products non aggressive with
the environment, etc.
- To create new youth initiatives that will involve the concept of “sustainable
- To provide youth workers, NGO leaders, policy makers, decision takers, etc. the
necessary information, resources and training to empower young people back into
- To share good practices that could be implemented in different countries
Belgium : JOETZ vzw
Spain: NGO LIBERTAS INTERNATIONAL
Poland: 11 Muz Foundation
Czech Republic : AEGEE-Praha
Greece : NGO NUESTRO MUNDO
Portugal : Associação Cidadania Viva
Travel and reimbursement
The seminar will be held from the Sunday 23th to 30th September 2012.
The city where the training course will take place is Aixe-sur-Vienne, in Limoges, France.
Accommodation and meals will be provided at the youth centre CENTRE D’ADAPTATION
The reimbursement of travels: For the seminar the 70 % of the international travel costs
will be reimbursed the last day of the training course in cash. If you wish to be reimbursed by
bank transfer, please let us know.
The total budget for the transportation:
Once you are selected we will tell you about the total amount for travel costs before you book your
Project Coordinator: Ms.Cristina Juan Carrion – firstname.lastname@example.org
Address : Altea France
18 Place d’Aine
BP 157 87004 Limoges