SPARK EU Climate Action is an activist training workshop that consists of a 6-week online training program and a face-to-face event in Brussels for young climate activists interested in learning about EU and global climate policies.
The SPARK EU Climate Action Youth training programme is two-fold: it starts with six interactive online sessions followed by a four-day in-person training in Brussels.
In the online sessions, we cover topics like the intersection of climate justice, gender and development; we learn how the EU works and makes EU policies and how to successfully influence EU policies and legislation. We learned how to launch a successful campaign and use media to pressure the EU on climate issues. We will dive into the climate justice aspects of the European elections and brainstorm about a Green Deal 2.0 (to be confirmed).
During the in-person event in Brussels, we will welcome a selection of climate activists for four days of intense and engaging training on climate activism. Participants from around the globe will meet with EU decision-makers, journalists, other climate activists, and others. We will swap tips and tricks on mobilising people to join the climate movement, influencing policy and dealing with the barriers in climate activism.
Keep an eye out for the next edition of SPARK EU, applications for the 2024 edition will start from October onwards!
Costs will be covered by Oxfam.
We will start the next edition in 2024 – exact dates for the offline and online program to be confirmed shortly.
We will open applications towards the end of 2023.
Every year, the online program changes but over the six weeks we aim to turbo-charge your knowledge and skillset to help you along your climate activism journey.
Last year’s edition covered topics ranging from:
Every year, the program in Brussels changes, but during last year’s edition, participants:
Please note, we will select 25 – 30 participants from the online program to travel to Brussels for this in-person training on climate activism.
We aim to select candidates between 18 and 30 years old from Europe and beyond who represent a diverse range of geographies, organisations, and experience levels. We will invite candidates to join this once-in-a-lifetime adventure based on the quality of the answers given, and where we believe your participation will lead to the greatest positive impact on the program.
Please note, a select amount of candidates will be chosen from the online program to participate in the offline program in Brussels, Belgium. We will communicate in the online sessions the process of selection.
Oxfam EU through the EC Dear program.