“Community Challengers: towards sustainable and climate-smart communities through arts and social entrepreneurship”
On the 11th of November, 2021, Out of the Box International, together with the partners of the Community Challengers Project, has officially kicked-off the process for the development of the Intellectual Output 4 of the project: The Advocacy Tutorials on Climate Action with a consultation workshop with the youth workers participating in the training, organised by the DYPALL Network on 7th – 13th November 2021 in Portimão (Portugal).
With twelve youth workers and trainers from partner organisations gathering to provide feedback and practice the Community Challengers model in order to gain the necessary competencies to test it with young people in the upcoming pilot activities, the activity provided the perfect space to gather feedback for future development of activities from Out of the Box’s side.
The workshop resulted in a set of recommendations from the youth workers on the development of a youth friendly set of 10 advocacy tutorials, which will be formed in accordance to the needs of the young people and will touch on the main topics such as:
– Using art & entrepreneurship to advocate for change
– Developing an Advocacy Strategy
– Stakeholder Mapping & Community Maps for advocacy
– Finding allies and supporters in and beyond your community
– Mobilising peers and community stakeholders around environmental and climate issues
– Preparing and conducting meetings with decision makers
– The use of (Social) Media for Advocacy
– Connecting the local level with global initiatives and goals (SDGs, etc.)
The Community Challengers Advocacy Tutorials will see the light of the day in 2022.
The project is developed by a consortium of partners: Out of the Box International (Belgium), HDLU Hrvatsko Drustvo Likovnih Umjetnika/Croatian Association of Artists (Croatia), YEPP Italia (Italy), IDEJU MĀJA (Latvia), Supernatural festival (Serbia) and DYPALL Network under the leadership of YEPP EUROPE. It is based on a 4-step methodology: Learn, Analyse, Create, Advocate (LACA learning method) and is funded within the framework of the Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership for Innovation programme.