YES to Sustainability

Yes to Sustainability is an international project that aims to bring together young people from different regions of Europe by organizing different Youth Exchanges in different ecovillages funded by Erasmus+ .

Participants can participate in one or more Youth Exchange and will be fully funded by the Erasmus+ Program.

 2018 Programme

SCOTLAND

  • Embracing Diversity: Applied ecovillage living“: 3-16 March 2018 – Findhorn Community – Scotland. Participants from Scotland, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands. AEL 2018 promo text(2)

SPAIN

  • Theater as a Tool to Share Values: 3-16 May 2018, Valdepielagos Ecovillage – Madrid. Sending organizations: France (Regain, L´Arche Communities), The Netherlands (Stichting Ecodorpen Netwerk, Ecovillage Network), Italy (RIVE, Ecovillage Network) and Turkey (Anadolu University) and Spain (Teatro Sol y Tierra, Valdepiélagos Ecovillage, Madrid). More information
  • Training for Youth Leaders in Facilitation Skills. Lakabe, October 2018. Only for people who have already participated in a Youth Exchange. COMPLETE
  • Training: Creation of Youth Exchanges. Sunseed October 2018. Only for people that already participated in a YestoSustainability Youth Exchange

SLOVENIA

  • WE are the key – Zavod Veles, 26th of July- 5th ofAugust 2018.

AUSTRIA

  • Youth and Nature – Native Spirit in June 2018: RIE, GEN-Finland, Native Spirit, Ecobasa.

GERMANY

  • Youth on earth ZEGG intentional community: 23rd of August- 5th of September 2018. Ecobasa-ZEGG, RIE, Colibri, Preplet.
  • Training Creation of Projects– Sieben Linden, December 2018. Only for people that already participated in a YestoSustainability Youth Exchange

During 2017, there were 3 different Youth Exchanges happening.

– May in Hallingelille, Denmark ( Spain, Basque Country, Italy, Slovenia, Germany)

– August in Zavod Veles, Slovenia ( The Netherlands, Spain, Basque Country, Italy

– October in Lakabe, Iberian Peninsula ( Germany, Spain, Basque Country, Italy, The Netherlands)

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About us

Vision

Our vision is to encourage young people to have a fun experience in community life, where they can slow down, hear the silence, grow awareness, be in balance and giving them a place where they can start to trust themselves.With this encouragement, young people can reconnect with nature, learn to accept others and learn about sustainable and low impact ways of living in ecovillages and rural settings. On this path of transformation, they can get all the support they need and in turn be able to support others and find ways to take care of the planet in their daily life.

Behind this project there is a group of young people with a need to live in a sustainable way with ourselves, our local communities and nature, both in cities and rural areas. We are organizing youth exchanges in ecovillages in Europe, where young people can come together to explore what challenges and opportunities we share regarding sustainability; what can we do to empower ourselves and how can we work together as a generation facing a social and ecological crisis to create sustainable change. We aim to explore what ecovillages are doing to tackle the crisis.

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Interested? Contact us!

This is a contact page with some basic contact information and a contact form.