Month: November 2016

Το πρόγραμμα Make Fruit Fair! λανσάρει τα νέα του βιντεάκια!

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Μάθετε ποιες είναι οι συνθήκες εργασίας στις φυτείες που παράγονται οι αγαπημένες σας μπανάνες.

 

Μήπως αναλογιζόμαστε καθόλου κάτω από ποιες περιβαλλοντικές και κοινωνικές συνθήκες παράγονται τα φρούτα μας ή ποιοι τα παρήγαγαν καθώς πηγαίνουμε στις φρουταρίες και τις υπεραγορές; Τι θα ανακαλύψουμε αν ρίξουμε μια προσεκτική ματιά σε αυτά τα ερωτήματα; Ακολουθείστε αυτό το σύνδεσμο για να δειτε μερικά ενδιαφέροντα βίντεο!

Θα δούμε ότι οι εργάτες στις φυτείες μπανάνας και άλλων τροπικών φρούτων βρίσκονται αντιμέτωποι με παραβιάσεις των βασικών εργατικών και ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων τους και δουλεύουν κάτω από συνθήκες που θέτουν τη ζωή τους σε κίνδυνο. Θα δούμε επίσης ότι η εκτεταμένη χρήση χημικών – όπως για παράδειγμα φυτοφάρμακα – σε όλη τη διαδικασία της παραγωγής των συνηθισμένων τροπικών φρούτων  εγκυμονεί πιθανούς κινδύνους για την υγεία μας ως καταναλωτές αλλά κάνει ζημιά και στο περιβάλλον λόγω της μόλυνσης του χώματος και του νερού και την καταστροφή της βιοποικιλότητας.

Δείτε περισσότερα στα τρία ακόλουθα βιντεάκια που μόλις ετοιμάσαμε.

ΒΙΝΤΕΟ 1: #MakeFruitFair – Η σκοτεινή πλευρά της μπανάνας

Τι γνωρίζετε για τις συνθήκες εργασίας στις φυτείες των αγαπημένων σας μπανανών; Παρακολουθήστε αυτό το βίντεο για να μάθετε.

 

ΒΙΝΤΕΟ 2: #MakeFruitFair – Η καλή, η κακή και η άσχημη μπανάνα

Ποιο είδος καταναλωτή είστε και τι σημαίνουν οι επιλογές σας;  Παρακολουθήστε αυτό το βίντεο για να μάθετε.

 

ΒΙΝΤΕΟ 3: #MakeFruitFair – Μπανάνα, μια ιστορία τρόμου

Τι γνωρίζετε για τις συνθήκες εργασίας των γυναικών στις φυτείες των αγαπημένων σας μπανανών; Παρακολουθήστε αυτό το βίντεο για να μάθετε.

 

Σχετικά με το πρόγραμμα

Το Τμήμα Παγκόσμιας Εκπαίδευσης (Global Education Unit) του Future Worlds Center είναι εταίρος στο πρόγραμμα Make Fruit Fair! που χρηματοδοτείται από την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση. Μέσω του προγράμματος MMF! στοχεύουμε στο να ευαισθητοποιήσουμε τους καταναλωτές και τους πολίτες σχετικά με τον περιβαλλοντικό και κοινωνικό αντίκτυπο των αλυσίδων εφοδιασμού των τροπικών φρούτων, αλλά και να τους κινητοποιήσουμε έτσι ώστε να αναλάβουν δράση! Οι πολίτες πρέπει να πιέσουν τους εταιρικούς και πολιτικούς φορείς λήψης αποφάσεων να διασφαλίσουν δίκαιες συνθήκες στον τομέα των τροπικών φρούτων. Μέσω της ιστοσελίδας μας (http://makefruitfair.org/el/) μπορείτε να βρείτε περισσότερες πληροφορίες για το θέμα και τις απαιτήσεις μας, όπως επίσης και για το πώς μπορείτε να συμβάλετε για πιο δίκαια τροπικά φρούτα. Μπορείτε επίσης να επικοινωνήσετε μαζί μας στο sarnaouti@futureworldscenter.org

 

Make Fruit Fair! project launches new video spots!

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Find out what the working conditions are at the plantations where your favourite bananas are produced!

When we head to the supermarket fruit section or at the fruit market, do we ever think under which environmental and social conditions or who produced those fruit?? What if we took a closer look? What would we discover then? Follow this link to some interesting video spots!

We might find out that workers in banana plantations and other tropical fruit plantations are facing violations of basic labour and human rights and are working under conditions, which put their lives into danger. We might also find out that the high use of chemicals, such as pesticides, throughout the production process of conventional tropical fruit is potentially dangerous for out own health as consumers and is harming the environment through the degradation of the soil and water and loss of biodiversity.

Find out more through the following three video spots that we just launched!!

SPOT1: #MakeFruitFair – Dark side of the Banana

What do you know about the working conditions at the plantations of your favourite bananas? Watch this video to find out!

SPOT2: #MakeFruitFair – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Banana

Which kind of consumer are you and what do your choices mean? Watch this video to find out!

SPOT3: #MakeFruitFair – Banana Horror Story

What do you know about the working conditions for women in the plantations of your favourite bananas? Watch this video to find out!

About the project

The Global Education Unit of Future Worlds Center is part of the European-funded project Make Fruit Fair!. Through the MFF! project we are aiming at raising the awareness of consumers and citizens about the environmental and social impact of the tropical fruit supply chains and mobilize them to take action! Citizens need to urge corporate and political decision makers to ensure fair conditions in the tropical fruit sector. You can find out more about the topic and our demands, as well as how you can contribute to more fair tropical fruit through our website http://makefruitfair.org/el/ or contact us at sarnaouti@futureworldscenter.org

Job Opening Announcement – Project Officer

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Are you excited about making a difference to your community? Are you excited to get involved in global learning and sustainable development? Do you like working in an international environment? 

Join us at the Global Education Unit at Future Worlds Center!

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A few words about us

The Global Education Unit promotes and supports active global citizenship through local, European and global initiatives. Our work focuses on equipping youth and educators with knowledge, skills and tools to increase awareness about global issues and to encourage action for a more just and sustainable world; engaging citizens of all ages in intercultural dialogue; supporting peace-building initiatives among young people; and stimulate action towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The GEU is very well networked across Europe in the field of Global Education, and has long-standing collaborations with the relevant national, regional and international stakeholders.

Job Description

The Project Officer will be required to support the day-to-day activities of GEU’s current projects, contributing to meeting key objectives and deliverables. The individual will be required to start immediately.

Specifically, the Project Officer will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Work on the implementation of GEU’s current projects;
  • Assist in the organisation of events, project campaigns, the submission of narrative and financial reports, and general administrative duties;
  • Assist towards the efficient operation of daily activities and the implementation project activities;
  • Work towards the sustainability of the Unit, seeking new funding opportunities;

Expected Skills and Qualifications

  • Team-oriented and open to work in a diverse working environment;
  • University degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study; degree in social sciences/ human rights/ international relations/ cultural studies or related would be an asset;
  • Excellent ability to manage own time effectively to agreed deadlines, in a multi-task environment;
  • Excellent communication skills, including high quality written communication, with strong attention to detail;
  • Previous experience in organizing seminars/ workshops would be an asset;
  • Previous experience in civil society would be an asset;
  • Experience in working on international development/global education projects would be an asset;
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Tools©, as well as in using and managing email and social media platforms.

Applications must include a CV & Cover Letter. Deadline for Applications: 04 December 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply, please send your completed application to globaleducation@futureworldscenter.org.

We look forward to working with you!

For more information, please visit www.futureworldscenter.org/ www.futureworlds.eu/ globaleducationfwc.wordpress.com/

Find out more about our current projects at www.mapyourmeal.org, www.supplychainge.org, www.makefruitfair.org, www.reinventdemocracy.info, www.globalab.org

Map Your Meal Online Network – Join us!

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Want to learn more from others and share experience with international initiatives involved in developing a sustainable and fair food system?

REGISTER NOW to our #MapYourmeal Online Network here (http://www.mapyourmeal.org/index.php/online-network) and join the conversation to make your impact bigger!

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The Online Network is an exciting new opportunity to interact and exchange best practices with other similar organisations, groups and initiatives from around the world, working on sustainable living and sustainable agriculture initiatives.

Through the Online Network we aim to connect organisations, groups, initiatives or individuals, in an effort to build a strong link between initiatives from all around the world, and create opportunities for new collaborations between the Global South and Europe.

All you need to do is complete a short registration form, with some basic information and your profile. Our Online Network includes an online interactive map and list of all registered members, an online event calendar to enter your events, an email alert when others register, and a facebook group that will serve as a forum for discussion and interaction.

Find out more about our Map Your Meal project on the website here, or on the project facebook page here.