2021 Youth Week
What is Youth Week?
Our 2021 Youth Week has been postponed due to the changing global situation.
In addition to a full complement of interactive workshops and panels on human rights, sustainability, social entrepreneurship and the 21st-century job market, participants will practise hands-on learning to develop their own Social Projects. With the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, participants identify and work to address a need in their communities.
We believe that learning should neither start nor end in the classroom—and that self-care and self-reflection are as important as input. We bring this to life with informal activities, including a local hike and cultural activities led by participants.
Participants work closely with facilitators and each other throughout the week and are provided with preparation materials and encouraged to seek out sources and angles that interest them most. This gives participants not only a better opportunity to drive their own learning, but also to foster research, teaching and public speaking skills.
Youth Week 2021 is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Participant contribution is €30, with waivers available.
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How to apply
what to expect
You will receive preparation material in advance, including Social Project Cards for inspiration and audiovisual content so that you're familiar with the concepts in the programme.
At the Online Kick-Off Session, you'll meet fellow participants and facilitators, start working in country teams and share your questions for better tailoring of workshops.
During Youth Week itself, you will dive deep into discussion with experts on climate change, human rights, social entrepreneurship and more. You'll also develop a grassroots project that you can implement within six months of Youth Week.
It's not all hard work—you can also expect (optional) meditation, informal talks, self-reflection, local hiking and cultural conversations!
In the six months following Youth Week, you will be paired with an experienced mentor to help you troubleshoot and stay on track as you implement your project. You can accomplish a lot in half a year!
You'll also be able to stay connected with the CCG alumni community for further feedback, friendship and future events.