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Are you looking for a chance to make an impact in the green transition?

Go green with EucA this summer!

 

How? Join the Sustainability Summer School in the Azores, Portugal, on 1-6 September 2024 - the world's first leading sustainable destination! 

 

This isn't your ordinary classroom but a dynamic adventure where theory meets practice.

Evaluate your daily sustainable activities, learn how to easily implement them, and find new solutions from collaboration with young people like you!

Let your curiosity fuel critical thinking! 

What's the plan?

You will become a changemaker on sustainability, meet environmentally-friendly organizations and institutions, and surround yourself with nature in a unique ecosystem in the Atlantic.

Why Azores? Because it's one of the world's leading sustainable destinations: You will discover the richness of Ponta Delgada, its cultural gems, and natural wonders, all while having fun and developing skills with a team of professionals and like-minded young people. 

The Sustainability Summer School is an educational and enriching international experience to...

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Identify how sustainability issues impact your immediate social, economic, and personal circumstances.

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Practice sustainable consumption patterns like consumer choices to learn to think and behave ethically.

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Reflect on personal values, developing awareness to adopt a sustainable lifestyle

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Develop a better understanding of the cultural diversity of the Azores, its connection to Portuguese identity, and the rich biodiversity and unique ecosystems.

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You will discover tools and resources to bring back to your community, kickstarting impactful change!

You will gain firsthand experience in applying sustainability practices and managing their development step by step.

You will explore different perspectives when it comes to sustainability, from global approaches to more local and individual dimensions, identifying points of friction between sustainability and consumption patterns.

You will experience the green ecosystem of the Azores and see how this hidden gem preserves nature and grows sustainably.

You will learn how to advocate for green sustainable initiatives, becoming a true changemaker.

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IN DETAIL:

Activities

Thanks to 30 hours of certified training you will dive into a wide range of topics, from EU policies to managing your own environmental impact.

You will enjoy...

  • An online onboarding experience (pre-event).

 

  • Visits in person to local organizations involved in sustainable project with inspiring testimonials from entrepreneurs,

 

  • EucA training on the following topics:

From Sweden to New York:

Sustainability Roadmap and the Importance of the Agenda 2030

SDGs:

Does Sustainability Really Matter?

A Globalized and Contaminated World

From Contamination to Regeneration

How to Choose What I Consume: a Practical Guide to Sustainability

Your Impact Matters

  • EucA cultural activities on the natural, cultural and social richness of Ponta Delgada.

Methodologies

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Engage in real-world experience and apply your new knowledge from day one. The activities at the Sustainability Summer School are action-oriented and include field trips, simulations, experiments, role-playing, and interactive demonstrations, so get ready to put your skills into practice!

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You will research, analyze, and apply critical thinking to real-world problems. What's more, you will be able to use this methodology in the future to implement it in your academic life.

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Explore ideas, unpack complex information, and articulate your thoughts:

this method will grant you a deeper understanding of all the concepts brought to the table.

Is this for me?

Recent graduates and bachelor's and Master's degree students from all academic areas are welcome. If you are interested in environmental topics, this is for you!

 

Previous knowledge related to environmental topics will be considered a plus.

Still having doubts? This is what we are looking for!

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Academic Diversity

From humanities to sciences, all academic backgrounds are welcome!

You will enjoy a rich combination of knowledge and perspectives.

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Passion for social impact

Are you passionate? Do you want to make a positive difference in society?

Whether through advocacy, policy-making, or community engagement, you will be able to develop the skills that make an impact!

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Environmental 

awareness

Do you have a strong interest in environmental issues and sustainability?

If you understand the urgency and importance of addressing environmental challenges: Get on board!

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Collaborative

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Collaboration and teamwork are key to building  solutions that work for the environment.

If you enjoy working as part of a team you are more than ready for this adventure!

Does this sound familiar?

“I am a young person, and like many people in my generation, I am deeply concerned about the ecological situation that threatens our world.

I would like to make a more positive impact in my life, but I don’t know where to begin.

I wish there was an opportunity for people like me to get practical experience and valuable information.”

If it does, the Sustainability Summer School was made for you!

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Agenda

DAY 1

1 September 2024

Evening:

Welcome Activity

All day:

Arrivals

DAY 2

2 September 2024

SDGs: Does Sustainability Really Matters?

Dinner

Free time

Evening:

Eventide:

Early morning:

10:00 - 13:00:

Breakfast 

Trainings:

EucA training: From Sweden to New York. Sustainability Roadmaps and the Importance of the Agenda 2030

13:00 - 14:00:

14:00 - 18:30:

Lunch break

Visit to local organizations dealing with Sustainability projects in the Azores

DAY 3

3 September 2024

11:00 - 11:30:

11:30 -13:00:

Early morning: 

09:00 - 11:00:

Short break

EucA training:

From Contamination to Regeneration

Breakfast

EucA training:

A globalized and contaminated world

Evening:

Eventide:

Cultural dinner

Free time

13:00 - 14:00:

14:00 - 18:00:

Lunch break

EucA training: 

How to Choose What I Consume: A Practical Guide to Sustainability

DAY 4

Morning: 

All day:

Breakfast

Cultural tour on the Ponta Delgada island ecosystem with a professional guide

4 September 2024

DAY 5

13:00 - 14:00:

14:00 - 18:00:

Evening:

Eventide:

Lunch break

Free afternoon

Farewell dinner

Free time

5 September 2024

Early morning:

09:00 - 11:00:

Breakfast

EucA training:

Your Impact Matters: How to be a Changemaker in your Local Community. Practical Project.

DAY 6

6 September 2024

Breakfast:

Departures:

Morning 

All day

Where does the change start?

Ponta Delgada, Azores (Portugal)

More information coming soon!

REGISTRATIONS

Let's go!

Students of all academic backgrounds are welcome!

 Before 1 June 2024 

Early Bird Registrations

EucA Members: 990 EURO 

 After 1 June 2024 

EucA Members: 1090 EURO

Regular Registrations

What is included in the fee?

  • Accommodation is 5 nights in a hostel, shared room in Ponta Delgada, Azores capital.

  • Meals:

    • 5 Breakfast: all days.

    • 2 Lunches: on the 2, 3 September.

    • 3 Dinners: on the 2, 3 and 5 September .

  • Transport from the hostel to the venue.

  • Workshops and trainings from EucA.

  • Island tour 1 day with a private guide .

  • Certificate of completion by EucA

What is NOT included? 

  • Flight from/to Azores.

  • Travel from/to airport to hostel.

  • Rest of the meals.

  • Snacks and other expenses.

  • Extra activities

How to register:

Grow, connect, make a change!

Follow these steps:

  • Fill out the registration form. Please be aware that we do a selection on a rolling basis - first come, first served. The sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll get confirmation and can book cheaper flights.

  • Once registered, you will receive confirmation from EucA with payment information and details for further steps.

  • You have seven days to pay and confirm your spot in our Summer School. We will request a 500 euro payment to secure your attendance, with the fee balance due by 1 July.

If you have questions about the selection process, write an email at e.martin@euca.eu

Confirmation policy:

  • Pay 500 euros to book your spot once EucA confirms you.

  • Pay the rest (490 euros for Early Birds) by 1 July 2024.

Cancellation policy:

  • From 16 April to 1 August: 250 euro will be refundable.

  • From 2 August to 1 September – Not eligible for a refund.

Contact us!

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