This is Our
2020 – 2021
The ‘Intersectional Convergence of European Youth towards Green New Deal’ (ICEY-GND) action aims to provide a platform for empowered and more inclusive democratic and civic youth engagement in multi-leveled decision-making for the future we want to have, by providing the mechanism to engage underrepresented youth across the board in a more structured intersectional cooperation for collective visioning and joint plans and actions towards a socially just and ecologically sound future.
It empowers young people and marginalized youth groups, to embark on collective visioning and joint planning, and have their demands amplified in national and European decision making processes. Project partners are: YFoEE – Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Croatia, Ireland, Malta, North Macedonia and Spain.
Youth and Communities for Environmental Justice
2018 – 2019
We created this strategic partnerships with this project and partnerships we aim to built capacity of 10 youth organisations across Europe to develop inclusive climate justice campaigns and create long-lasting relationships with marginalized communities in their national contexts. Through this, the project helped reach groups directly affected by environmental injustice (target groups) and enabled their active participation in democratic processes of their countries. On international level the partnership aimed to identify, collect and implement best practices and methodologies on working with marginalized communities, as well as connected affected people and engaged them in a broader climate justice movement.
We worked on:
- Communities affected by development of large scale projects and land-grabbing (including mining, big energy projects, etc.). And delivered an international mini training together with YFoE Croatia and YFoE Cyprus groups.
Intersectionality in practice
The main topics we worked on were: connecting the term ‘Privilege’ with the current educational system in North Macedonia; Why should we divide people in unnecessary groups and thus creating “rules” for unequal treatment and representation of those groups of people; Certain society stigmas has made some of the people within one community to not care about their basic rights for equality and equity. We started looking at equality, privilege, oppression, justice and more, in organizations, school or other surroundings.
Putting intersectionality in practice as means to achieving social change; organized a day-long workshop where participants were familiarized with the work of Young Friends of the Earth Europe (YFoEE) and through different popular education methodologies were encouraged to discuss the intersections of the societal problems we are facing daily in our lives and our work. With that we discussed the need for intersectional approach to any activity towards achieving social change. In addition, the group discussed ways of practically implementing an intersectional approach into all of their individual work and the work with their organizations/ within their communities.
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