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The Global Young Greens are organizing their 3rd GYG Congress in Dakar, Senegal from 27th to 29th of March 2012. Young Greens from all over the world will gather to take part in this amazing event that coincides with an ever pressing need for youth involvement in governmental strategies and environmental protection. Interested? Here’s the deal…

Who are we?

The Global Young Greens (GYG) is a global youth network working for ecological sustainability, social justice, grassroots democracy and peace. Its main objectives are to empower young people within the framework of participatory democracy to further the Green principles as outlined in the Global Greens Charter. The GYG network hosts a Congress every 2 to 3 years to collaborate and inspire its members.

When and where will GYG 2012 take place?

The third GYG Congress will take place in Dakar, Senegal, from the 27th to the 29th of March 2012 just before the Global Greens Congress. We already chose a great venue close to the beach, so don’t miss out, make sure you join us in Dakar!

What are the Objectives of the Congress?

The core aims of the Congress are to:

  • Enhance and empower the network between young green activists and organisations around the World.
  • Work on a green vision and an action plan for the Global Young Greens network.
  • Exchange green skills and discuss about the following topics:
    • Cooperatives for Poverty Eradication
    • Education and Health for all
    • Youth Grassroots Training
    • Women Empowerment in Africa

What is the scheduled Program?

Our Program is still tentative and new workshops are added to the diversity of activities we’re planning. Here’s a link for a hint of the GYG 2012 schedule but stay tuned-in for future updates!

Who can Participate?

Registration is open to people 35 and under from youth organizations identifying as Green. Although we would love to provide translation services for our participants, at the moment we are unable to do so due to financial reasons. Therefore a minimum level of English skills is required for communication during the GYG.

How to get there?

That is your own choice – but of course you should chose the greenest way possible! We are working on getting a boat from Europe to Dakar, more info here!

In general, you will have to pay for your own ticket. You can always ask your organisation or green foundation for support. There are also other possibilities to fundraise and we will do our best to help you.

How can I apply and when is the Deadline?

Please register using the following link. The deadline to apply is 22.01.2012. Please make sure we receive your application in time.

What is the Participation Fee?

The participation fee is 90 euros for youth from the Global North and 30 euros for those from the Global South. The fee covers accommodation, food, workshop materials and local transportation.

Can I apply for Funding support?

The financing of this event is a joint effort of everybody involved. All delegates and all organizations represented are expected to actively look for funds and to contribute as much as they can. Generally, all participants are responsible for their own travel costs and their participation fee.

Global Young Greens will have a small central fund that may be used to assist delegates who need it. You can apply to it while filling the application form to the Congress. However, this fund is small, so if you really want to attend the congress, you will need to fundraise on your own with our support!

A Fundraising Kit explaining how to fundraise by yourself will be available online very soon and we will send it to all applicants.


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