Open for applications: Climate Change Consequence Camp – 14.-23.7. Latvia

"Knowledge into Action - Climate Change Consequence 2019"

Are you interested in climate change and in what the Red Cross Nacional Societies do and can do about it? If yes, Knowledge into action: Climate Change Consequence is your international youth camp!  

In July 2019, young people from Latvia, Italy, Finland, The Netherlands, Estonia and Germany will spend 8 days in Latvia learning skills and sharing ideas on climate change. If you wish to join them, now is the time to apply. Finnish Red Cross will send four participants and one group leader to the camp in Latvia. 

The camp will take place from the 14th to the 23rd of July 2019 in Abragciems and Riga, Latvia - with arrival in the evening of the 14th and departure in the morning of the 23rd.

Through group work, workshops, field trips and much more, the participants will explore the consequences of climate change and their own role in taking action as Red Cross volunteers. Main topics addressed are: greenhouse gas emissions, threats to wildlife, food security, climate changes, limiting climate change and involvement of Red Cross national societies in eradication of natural hazard consequences.

All Finnish Red Cross youth volunteers are encouraged to apply for the camp regardless of prior international experience or knowledge of climate change. 

The selection criteria for the participants are the following:

  • age between 18 and 30
  • active Finnish Red Cross volunteer
  • comfortable communicating in English
  • motivated to meet new people from other countries and learn about climate change
  • prepared to present Finland to other participants during the meeting in Latvia

Group leader is part of the project team and also one of the participants of the camp (with additional responsibilities). The selection criteria for the group leader are the following:

  • the same requirements as for the participants and, also;
  • interested in gaining experience of facilitating workshops
  • prepared to attend a planning meeting in Latvia from the 11th to the 14th of June
  • motivated to act as the group leader for the camp participants travelling from Finland 
  • willing to coordinate a follow-up activity with the other Finnish Red Cross participants and write  a report 

Participation is free of charge and all travel expenses are covered for the selected participants. 

The application period is open until the 15th of May, 2019. You can submit your application through the following link: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/Application_Knowledge_in_action_Climate_Change_Consequence__Latvian_Red_Cross_2975

If you wish, you can add contacts of a reference person from your Finnish Red Cross district or branch.

If you have any questions, you can email us at recruitment@redcross.fi or call Training Officer Hanna Rajala (+358 40 772 0842) on the 9th-10th of May.