Project place: Novo Brdo, Kosovo
Project dates: 9th – 15th April 2018
Application deadline: 25th March 2018
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Permaculture as a path to peace (3Peas) is 20 month long project supported by Erasmus+ program of the European Commission. 3Peas includes 15 partner organizations from Europe, from 14 countries.
The main topic of the project is permaculture as a tool for peace building, reconciliation and empowerment of youth. It will consist of several connected activities which aim is to build capacity of SAVA working group of SCI (responsible for exchange in the Balkans) in youth work within current challenging social and environmental concepts. Through this project, participants will gain diverse knowledge and skills to implement permaculture in peace work, but will also upgrade existing climate for peace toolkit, which will be tested through summer workcamps, youth mobility activities and finalized and concluded together with the video documentary.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
The workshop will take place in one of the villages in the municipality of Novo Brdo, in Eastern part of Kosovo. Novo Brdo, and in general Eastern part are least developed region in Kosovo, but in the same time rather rural and not much polluted. In one of the villages, called Bozevce, GAIA is developing its permaculture programs which participants will have a chance to visit.
The workshop will be focused on the two main topics:
1. social permaculture
2. permaculture education
Participants will also go back to permaculture basics: ethics and elements, pattern understanding, observation, zones and sectors, element and relationship analysis and learn about good examples of community permaculture projects.
During this workshops we will work on social and educational permaculture designs (i.e. permablitz on a community garden, or an intercultural seed and plant library and exchange), so we will need 3-4 concrete project ideas. This gathering can also be used to develop new permaculture educational tools for SCI workcamps and youth exchanges, but also other SCI projects. Thus participants should be ready for intensive and creative team work.
- age above 18
- youth workers, volunteers and activists who are working on or planing to develop new educational or social projects using permaculture approach (community gardens, workcamps, educational tools etc)
- to be motivated and interested in the topic
- able to attend and be active during the entire duration of the workshop
- able to communicate in English
- willing to share their experience with CID
ACCOMMODATION and FINANCES:
All costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organization.
Travel costs (for ideally environmentally friendly transport) will be reimbursed up to 20 EUR after sending the original tickets by post.
Participation fee: NONE
Sending fee: 500 MKD