„Growing GRASSroots“ – German-Egyptian Youth Exchange 2015
„Growing GRASSroots – Towards greener cities in Egypt and Germany“
Call for application for the German-Egyptian youth exchange
Green areas in cities are often called the “lungs of a city”. They are good for the air, for the climate and for a better quality of life to the city’s population. Do you like sitting in between the greenery or have you even thought about starting your own green project in your urban surrounding? Would you like to learn something about the opportunities of growing plants in urban spaces?
We want to invite you to our Egyptian-German exchange program “Growing GRASSroots: Changing Cities in a Changing Climate. Towards Greener Cities in Egypt and Germany”. With 40 participants, 20 from Germany and 20 from Egypt, we are going to meet at the end of August in Berlin and at the end of October in Cairo to share our knowledge, experiences and excitement about environmental issues. We want to address urban gardening and topics related to that: urban development, climate change and participation possibilities. And we want YOU to be part of this experience that brings Egyptian and German young people together. Together we will explore each other’s country and culture – as we believe mutual cultural understanding and open-mindedness is the foundation of a successful partnership to push environmental efforts forward.
We will learn, we will laugh, we will connect – and we will grow grassroots movements in close collaboration with activists and organizations to strengthen the ties between our countries.
BUNDjugend Berlin (Young Friends of the Earth Berlin) will cooperate with the experts in terms of climate action and sustainability in Egypt: AYCM (Arab Youth Climate Movement Egypt) and icealex, which are both experienced in training changemakers.
- passionate about the world’s future
- interested in environmentally friendly behaviour
- keen to learn more about implementing your ideas for changing the world
- a resident or national of either Egypt or Germany (preferably Berlin)
- between 18-26 years old
- free from the 21.08. – 04.09. (Berlin) and for 12 days during October (maximum probably until 13th of October) in Egypt,
- ready to participate and fully commit for this period of time and beyond
- excited to join in on this amazing experience
…we are looking forward to your application!
The exchange is funded through Erasmus+, therefore board and lodging, flights, and visa fees are covered for. A co-payment in form of a participation fee of 450€ (German participants) and 3500 EGP (Egyptian participants), will cover further expenses. If you cannot afford this, but would love to be part of this journey, please get in touch with us. The programme includes training sessions on campaign and action planning and the basics of urban gardening and sustainability. You will be given immediate contact with environmental activists and explore and discuss the topics together with them.
What makes this program special, is you! Share your stories, knowledge, commitment and project ideas with us, and listen to ours. Let us create and shape this program together!“
At the moment all places are taken. You can still apply and we get in contact with you as soon someone cancels:
Egyptian residents: closed – we cross our fingers….!
The exchange is organized in collaboration of
It is supported by the EU-program „Erasmus+“