European Generation for the Climate – France

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Dates: September 2020 – May 2021

Venue: Lahage, France

Programme and action: European Solidarity Corps – long-term volunteering

Please read the project’s infopack.

Topics: ecology, climate change, green economy, culture

Hosting organisation:  3PA (Penser, Parler, Partager, Agir – Thinking, Speaking, Sharing,
Acting)

Volunteering missions:

1- Mediators of the ecological transition: to experiment with new practices, to create new tools, to be a force of
proposal: This volunteering around the practice and the promotion of the professions of the environment, is
accessible to all by its object (manual activities not asking for any basic knowledge) and allows young people
in difficulty to lift the barriers to their employability, by joining the action of public utility, a time of training
and a time of socio-professional accompaniment. Thus, concretely, 3 days are dedicated to the mission of
volunteering and 2 days to the pre-qualification to the professions in the environmental field.

2- Participate in the organization of cultural events in community cafe: La Maison de la Terre organizes all
year round (Friday, Saturday) all types of cultural events: concerts, theaters, animations, thematic evenings
(more than 70 dates , 6000 spectators in the year) and all this mainly in a beautiful farmhouse of the
fifteenth century belonging to the town of Poucharramet, rural village of 800 inhabitants located 40 km south
of Toulouse.

3- Festival AGITATERRE: participate in the organization of the festival of sustainable local alternatives:
AgitaTerre is a festival dedicated to ecological, sustainable and sustainable alternatives to our society, it is
renewed each year since now 6 editions and takes place in Poucharramet, rural village located 40 km south of
Toulouse.

4- THE GARDEN OF BORDENEUVE: participate in the development, animation and maintenance of a
pedagogical garden: the 3PA association has an experimental and pedagogical garden of 5000 m2, under
development. This garden serves as a support for educational activities in the context of welcoming school
children, young people in difficulty or not, people with disabilities, families, etc. Volunteers will be provided
with occasional training in the discovery of environmental trades, participate in eco-construction and
woodworking projects and carry out various manual work related to the garden.

Volunteer profile: The participants are from 18 to 30 years old and participate in this project because they are:

  • motivated or interested in climate change issues, preservation of the environment, green economy, culture in rural areas,
  • facing difficulties or questions concerning their social and / or professional integration;
  • wanting to discuss their practice and to learn new things;
  • interested in non-formal education and its possibilities and advantages and
  • motivated to discover different cultures and habits and also for these ones who would like to practice foreign languages and share their experience with others.

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