We Are Voices of Ecology – Seeking youth to join WAVE

  • Are you a youth climate activist, or youth worker, based in Belgium?
  • Are you passionate about raising the voices of Europe’s climate youth for real change?
  • Are you interested in becoming a WAVE ambassador for a year, to learn how to master podcasts and other media channels to spread ecological awareness with like-minded youth in your region
  • Are you able to join a team of passionate European youth in Portugal for an International 5-days training of trainers this August?
  • Are you over 18 years old and fluent in English?
  • Can you commit to the WAVE project for a year?

If you answered yes to the above, then you might be 1 of 5 people picked to join our Belgian WAVE team.

If you are part of a climate network or movement that already works with youth, this is a great opportunity to gain skills for greater change. If you are not part of any group, but really would like to become more involved in positive change, please do also apply. WAVE is a European funded ERASMUS+ project, run by 5 partner organisations based in Romania, Turkey, Belgium, Lithuania and Portugal.

If interested, please read the Ambassadors Guide and the International Onboarding Training PDFs and read the content below. To apply, you need to send us 3 things by 14th of June (Extended to 21st of June):

  1. Motivation letter;
  2. CV;
  3. Ideas / suggestions for mobilizing events and workshops.

ABOUT WAVE

  • March 2024 till February 2026 (2 years)
  • 5 partner organisations (from Romania, Turkey, Belgium, Lithuania and Portugal)
  • Funded by the EU through the ERASMUS+ Key Action 2 program

MISSION

  • We are taking action against climate change, encouraging environmental sustainability and giving a voice to the youth by providing them space and tools to become active citizens

VALUES & PRIORITIES

  • Focus on radical transformative action
  • Regeneration (go beyond sustainability)
  • Empower and mobilize the youth
  • Systems change not climate collapse

GOAL

  • to give young people a voice to produce environmental change on the local level
  • Bringing together important actors: youth workers, youth, NGOs, Universities, media channels and the community
  • Empowering youth how to master Podcasts as the main media to spread ecological awareness.
  • how to use various media channels for promotions (Spotify, Youtube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook) 
  • to develop results that will be seen in the digital environment

WHO ARE AMBASSADORS?

  • They are youth workers who are passionate about promoting regenerative lifestyles
  • Ready to showcase passion through various media channels
  • Over 18 years old
  • Open to collaborate with like-minded individuals & ready to mobilize and engage with your peers
  • Based in any region of Belgium & fluent in English 

YAP

The (Yearly Ambassador Programme) YAP is a 1 year commitment to be a part of WAVE.
The program runs from July 2024 – July 2025, it includes:

  1. International 5-days training of trainers,  July 29 – August 04, 2024, Biovilla, Portugal;
  2. Online “Build the team” training for ambassadors, self-organaized activity, September 2024
  3. Organization of 10 workshops on the topic of climate change, environmental sustainability and active participation for 30 young people,  October 2024 – February 2025;
  4. 40 podcasts development on environmental subjects and local eco-projects, March-July, 2025;
  5. Monthly organization of local events and campaigns on the topics of ecology and sustainability, January-June, 2025;
  6. The possibility of joining an international events of the WAVE project .

BENEFITS OF BEING AN AMBASSADOR

  • Free participation in national and international trainings
  • Free access to workshops and trainings development
  • Develop your mentoring skills to educate and engage your own team
  • Free access to space, tools, technologies, and resources
  • Learn how to develop podcasts and social media channels
  • Opportunity to promote your ideas, events and campaigns
  • Find sponsorship and widen the partnership network

SELECTION PROCESS

We need the following elements until 14th of June (Extended to 21st of June):

  1. Motivation letter;
  2. CV;
  3. Ideas / suggestions for mobilizing events and workshops.

Send email with “WAVE Belgium” in title, to waveprojecteu@gmail.com

Ambassadors will be selected until 24th of June of 2024.

MEET OUR BELGIUM TEAM

For more information about ECOLISE, see https://www.ecolise.eu/ + the #TimeForCollectiveAction Manifesto at https://timeforcollectiveaction.eu/ + the #CommunitiesForFuture action platform https://communitiesforfuture.org/

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