Young Europeans are active, energetic and care about their future. This will probably make laugh many pessimistic “grown-ups”, but no one would be able to prove me wrong if they take a look at how many different events are happening across Europe.
Are you willing to be part of this active community? If so, there is a fascinating opportunity coming up in Scotland. The Diplomats@Dundee Society of the University of Dundee is inviting 100 young people from across Europe to come up with ideas of how the youth could change people’s behaviour and ensure sustainability.
The Discover2Inspire: Youth for Sustainable Living conference will take place between the 3rd and 8th of April 2014 in Dundee. Accommodation and food, as well as 70% of travel costs of return tickets will be covered. There is a participation fee of 35 pounds. The application period ends on January 10, 2014.
During the conference, the 100 participants, selected from all the applicants, will have the opportunity to attend lectures on the following topics: Factual Information and History of the Idea, Current Global Progress, UN Initiatives, NGOs Impact and Social Entrepreneurship. The second day will be devoted to Model United Nations and Model European Union simulations. On the following day, the delegates will visit Findhorn Village, where they will learn more about the Findhorn Foundation. More than 320 people, from 30 organisations are part of the Findhorn Foundation community association, which is an experiment in conscious living, a learning centre and an ecovillage. The community regularly organises workshops on spiritual and personal growth, holistic leadership, community development and ecovillage. Special activities will be prepared for the participants in Discover2Inspire.
The Discover to Inspire team members have a lot of experience in different NGOs, Model United Nations simulations and know the University of Dundee from the inside. The student community of Dundee serves as a proof that small groups of energetic people can change the environment that surrounds them.
“Following on the success of the first Discover to Inspire conference, we decided to organise Discover2Inspire, which will, hopefully, be even bigger, better and more enjoyable,” says Jivko Jeliazkov, the Project Coordinator. “The end result would be a series of videos explaining how every person can change his lifestyle to live more sustainably. They will be distributed via social media, thus making sure that the project has a considerable follow-up effect.”
The video ideas will be presented on the last day of the conference. The five days in beautiful Dundee will also include a lively social program that will allow the participants to get to know each other better and form a stable team with a common goal.
Each single big change starts with a small step.
If you want to be among those 100 young Europeans that will make the first step towards a more sustainable live, give your best when filling up the application form.