Baltic network for activists – call for young participants
Are you fed up with buying stuff that has been produced in an unsustainable way? Would you like to be part of an international project exploring new forms of activism to make global trade fair for all?
We are looking for young people aged 18-30 from Finland, Estonia and Latvia to be part of a unique project, where we will learn new methods to change the way global consumption and production is taking place.
We will travel to each of these countries, learning from each other as well as from external experts on social media communication, subvertisement workshops and video making as a tool for campaigning. The first transnational meeting will take place in Raasepori, Finland on Nov 2-4. We will hear from urban activist and producer Jaakko Blomberg about how to use social media to get people together to create real life events. Subvertisment experts Jari Tamminen and Eeva Kemppainen will introduce us to the world of advertisements, parodies and their transformative power.
We ask all participants (eight from each country) to commit to the project for a full year, which means participating in two transnational meetings as well as two national meetings. In the process, you will learn new forms of activism with the aim to make global trade fair for all. All travel and meal costs will be covered by the project.
Want to join us in this exciting new project? Drop us an email by October 14 and tell us why you want to get involved. You don’t need to be an expert on campaigning or global trade – an open mind and eagerness to learn is all that counts!
Contact person in Finland: Lotta Staffans
Phone nr: +358 40 573 0806
We look forward to hearing from you!
Pro Ethical Trade Finland (Eettisen kaupan puolesta ry) is an NGO working for fair trade, sustainable production and responsible consumption. The other partners are Mondo in Estonia and Friends of the Earth Latvia. The project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.