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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!
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.
Future Worlds Center, with the support of Friends of the Earth Cyprus, are organising the event “Tropical Fruits: What is the ‘real’ cost?”, within the frame of the projects Supply Chainge and Make Fruit Fair!
The event will take place at the Friend of the Earth House in Limassol ( Agiou Andreou 361) on Tuesday 19 July 2016, at 19.00, and included the presentation of 2 study reports for tropical fruits and cocoa, the ‘Dark side of Chocolate’documentary film screening, and open discussion.
At the end of the event, local drinks and snacks will be offered.
*The event will be in Greek.
The “Creating a Sustainable Alternative to the Current Global Food System” Summer School is an international event that will take place from 26 June to 2 July 2016, in Yspertal -Austria.
The Summer School is intended for young people between 18 to 30 years old, and who are currently involved in youth work and youth-related activities or who are active in alternative/sustainable food and agriculture initiatives. Having experience in global education is considered an advantage.
Eligible participants need to be currently residing in; Austria, Benin, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ghana, Greece and UK; and need to have a good command of the English language, as all sessions will be conducted in English. All costs for the participation are covered by the project, but participants are expected to commit for further engagement in the project.
Please find more information, the Call for Participants and application form here. Deadline for applications is April 10th, 2016. Successful applicants will be informed by April 15th, 2016.
MYM Panel Discussion “The Impact of Local Alternatives within the Globalised Food System – Can we achieve a sustainable path?”
Within the frame of the project “Map Your Meal”, GEU is organising a panel discussion entitled “The Impact of Local Alternatives within the Globalised Food System – Can we achieve a sustainable path?”, which will be held on November 9th, 2015 from 9.30- 13.00 at the Strovolos Cultural Center.
The discussion aims to explore how local community-based agricultural initiatives can impact the global food system, within the framework of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same time, it will give the opportunity to participants to discuss and reflect on how citizens and communities can get involved in contributing towards more sustainable food production and consumption patterns.
The event will feature expert speakers in the field on food security, and alternative food systems, with the aim to gather recommendations on the topic, which will then be shared to all relevant policy makers.
* The discussion will be held in English
For additional information and reservations, please contact the Global Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 22873820.
On the 15-16th of October 2015, Future Worlds Center is organizing an International Citizens Forum at the Classic Hotel in Nicosia, Cyprus. Citizens from all over Europe will come together to work on developing solutions and recommendations for increasing citizens’ participation in the democratic life of EU through an interactive structured dialogue co-laboratory.
The two-day event will be organized as an interactive co-laboratory, fully utilizing up-to-date methodologies and technologies of the science of structured dialogic design (SDD). The expectations are that by the end of the process the participants will have developed a collective vision and shared commitment to propose solutions and develop a roadmap of recommended actions and policies.
The Structured Dialogic Design (SDDSM) process is a methodology which supports the generation of truly democratic and structured dialogue amongst teams of stakeholders with diverse views and perspectives. It is grounded on 6 complex systems and cybernetics axioms and 7 laws from systems science.
The event is taking place in the framework of the project “Let’s get Active! Incentives for citizens’ active participation in the democratic life of the European Union” which is implemented with the financial support of the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union.