Help us to gather the opinions of young people from the North Sea region on the futures of water, with all expenses taken care of!
Within the FLOW project, our aim is to comprehend the aspirations and concerns you and your peers hold regarding water bodies such as oceans, rivers, or lakes. It is a complex matter where feelings of anticipation and apprehension often intertwine…
You might worry about plastic pollution in the ocean but still love surfing. Or perhaps you don’t think much about rivers but are concerned about floods. Maybe the smell of fish is not your favourite, yet you admire the sea people in Avatar. Regardless, we are eager to converse with you and encourage discussions among young individuals about their relationships with oceans and waterways!
Take part in the experiential futures workshops, meet young individuals across Europe and guide us through futures on water.
We do not only want to listen to young people, we want to engage with them! You can help us build experiences that are meaningful, fun and interesting.
Your participation in the FLOW workshops will help researchers and stakeholders to understand better how young people see their relationship with the oceans and water, and to shape future policies so that we all contribute to preserving these vital resources.
Participating in FLOW workshop in Brussels, Belgium will offer you an interesting network, travel opportunities, exciting workshops and insights into science and policymaking around “watery” themes.
You, while representing your country, will be taking part in a futures workshop in Brussels. Furthermore, you will get to know our research team and other young Europeans interested in co-creating the future of engagement for the wellbeing of oceans, rivers and lakes.
With the focus on seven biogeographic regions, each workshop will host 20 young people aged between 18-30 from the same regions. We will ensure a diverse representation when it comes to gender, age, socio-cultural background and education. Participants are expected to stay in shared rooms with other participants, and all costs related to travels will be covered.
The selection of participants for each workshop will be carried out by Volonteurope on the basis of an open call by using social media channels (X – formerly Twitter – LinkedIn, Instagram)
Selection Criteria for taking part in the workshop
- You must be between 18 and 30 years old.
- Apply from the eligible countries.
- Have at least intermediate English language (speaking, reading, writing).
- Should have no visa requirement to travel to Brussels, Belgium.
…and don’t forget to give us a follow on social media. Let’s get this conversation going!
Launch of the selection call: 12 December 2023
Deadline for submitting online applications: 12 January 2024
Announcement of results: 14 January 2024
Final confirmation from participants: 16 January 2024
Workshop in Brussels: 12-13 March 2024