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Ecosocialist Educational Convergence 2018
28.05 – 09.06 in Mistorf, Germany
This is the second call for the Ecosocialist Educational Convergence
2018. We stress that participation, accommodation and food are free.
Furthermore we still have some travel funds that will be allocated on
first come first served base. Please send us your application!
The 3E Collective is organizing a 2-week course with workshops,
seminars, working groups and field trips. All the activities will be
shaped around the concepts of discovering, engaging and transforming our reality towards an ecological and democratic future.
Our aim is firstly to discover different and militant knowledge.
Secondly to engage with our environment and reflect on existing
examples of social change. And thirdly to apply and modify this new
knowledge to transform our world and practices.
Topics and structure of the convergence
The first week will be based on-site, with classes and workshops.
The topics covered in the classes are: climate change, introduction to
Eco-philosophies, social ecology, introduction to Latin American social
movements, Zapatismo, alternative futures, permaculture, introduction
to the Middle East situation, the Kurdish question.
The topics covered in the workshops are: social movement organization, burnout and sustainable activism, critique and self-critique,
fund-raising and self-organization…
The second week will focus on direct intervention in the region, engaging and transforming with the information discovered in the first week.
There will be the opportunity to focus on recreational breaks, field trips
and practical project-work, like fund-raising, media-creation, writing
pamphlets, visiting local grassroots projects, creating/designing campaigns, building structures on site.
The aim of this project is two-fold.
1. To improve the political consciousness of the participants, provide new skills and raise their motivation for the struggles to come.
2. To build up a European Network based on the principles of
The goals of this network will be to:
– train and support activists
– develop projects and attract funding,
– improve and share resources
– create education material
Cost / Application
Attendance is free, and food and basic accommodation will be provided. All participants need to apply via email. Some applicants will be
offered funding for their travel expenses (allocated based on the strength of the application). We consider applications from individuals and
groups. You can attend week 1 only, or weeks 1 and 2 but not week 2
only; please inform us of your availability.
Send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your application should include a description of the activities and campaigns you are involved in at the moment and your expectations from
this seminar (minimum 300 words in total).
The location of the convergence is the Social Ecology Center Goldewin
(http://szg.blogsport.de/). The language of the convergence is English.
Please write in your application if you have special needs, your dietary
requirements and your preferred accommodation (basic indoor accommodation or camping). The food provided will be vegan/vegetarian.
In advance of the convergence we will provide preparation material.
For more information check our website
or send an email to email@example.com
We are looking forward to meeting you!