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ACADEMY OF CHANGE
The Academy of Change is a previous and future training course for young people who want to work on climate, social and economic justice, get skilled in methods of change and become part of an international youth network.
In the Academy of Change we investigated solutions together and dived into alternative practices and methods to create the change we want to see in the world. The Academy of Change took place in late 2021 and early 2022, and will continue late 2022.
From the Academy of Change, the Young Europe Sustainable Democracy Builders created a Manifesto with policy recommendations.
Consisted of 7 sessions of 2-3 hours
Took place from end-November 2021 to end-January 2022
Was open for 60 participants
Had a hybrid format with the possibility to participate online from any locality or physically in Copenhagen for those who are living in Denmark
November 25th 2021, 4:30pm-7pm CET
How to Change? – An introduction to the age of crisis and to system thinking
December 2nd 2021, 5pm-7:30pm CET
Tackling the Climate Crisis – Pluralist economics, transformative policies and the EU
December 7th 2021, 4pm-6:30pm CET
Feminist Economics – Rethinking work, value and equality on the labour market
December 16th 2021, 5pm-7:30pm CET
Just Transitions and Global Justice – Solidarity, inclusion and redistribution across borders
January 6th 2022, 5pm-7:30pm CET
Rights and Democracy – Securing rights in the global backlash of civic space
January 13th 2022, 5pm-7:30pm CET
Tech and digital rights – Navigating the digital era
January 27th 2022, 5pm-7:30pm CET
Sum-up of Academy – co-creation and future steps
WHY JOIN THE ACADEMY?
The partcipants got knowledge of theories and movements within sustainable societal transformation and was equipped to be a change-agent yourself!
Lectures from experts in the field
Tools and training in storytelling, change-making and public communication
A physical toolbox sent to your address before the start of the Academy
The chance to set the agenda for climate and social justice in your society
You will be part of an inspiring, interdisciplinary, and international network of young people
After the Academy, they got the chance to participate in forthcoming projects which includes study trips and advocacy tours in Europe, a European Folk High School in Denmark and Spain, a conference of the New Economy and much more.
To create change the first step is to gain in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of ideas and theories within sustainable societal transformation. Therefor, we investigated and co-created visions and solutions together based on the knowledge we gained within:
System thinking & Future-making
Transformative Environmental Policies
Rights and Democracy
After we investigated what we wanted to change, we needed to know how to do it! For this we needed tools that can help us act within and influence our surroundings. At the Academy the participants got practical tools within:
Written and oral communication
Joining the Academy did not require any prior knowledge of economics, climate policies or transformative practices, only that you have a desire to get involved in the course and exchange ideas and your own experiences with the other participants. It is free of charge to participate in the Academy, but in return we expect you to actively participate throughout the whole course.
Participants was selected based on personal motivation and on creating a diverse and interdisciplinary group. We encouraged everyone regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity
to sign up.
Later this year, you will have the opportunity to join the next Academy of Change, so stay tuned if you want to become a Future Change-Agent and take an active role in shaping the world for a more inclusive and sustainable future!
Do you have any questions contact Nina Clausager: email@example.com