Engagement Opportunities from our buddies #24

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  • young Caritas - Zivilcourage!
    Wer ist nicht schon Zeuge geworden von diskriminierender Behandlung oder Fremdenfeindlichkeit in der Öffentlichkeit und hat sich nicht getraut, etwas dagegen zu unternehmen? Zivilcourage zeigen erfordert Mut und Selbstvertrauen. Ergreife die Chance und nimm teil an unserer kostenlosen Weiterbildung! Lerne, deine Meinung kompetent zu vertreten und dich einzusetzen für Mitmenschen, denen Ungerechtigkeiten widerfahren. Gemeinsam sind wir stark!
    Wann: Samstag 30. Juni ab 12:30 Uhr
    Wo: Caritas Schweiz, Adligenswilerstrasse 15, 6002 Luzern
    Mehr Infos und die Anmeldung findet Ihr auf unserer Website.

  • Summer Expedition for Transformative Leadership
    “How best do I respond to the challenges I see around me to create a positive impact on the world? How can I inspire others to do the same?" These and more questions we'll explore from August 15 - 18th in the Summer Expedition for Transformative Leadership. Join us and our partner organization SERES from Guatemala – applications are open now!

  • Job Offer - Umweltplattform
    The Umweltplattform is looking for an Event Manager in Locarno for 20%. For more information see their offer.

  • SERES - support after volcano eruption in Guatemala
    Our partner SERES is organizing urgent and long term responses to the volcano eruption in Guatemala next ot their youth center. You can make a donation directly to SERES here. This will be used for our immediate response. If you would prefer to help with rebuilding and infrastructure projects, we recommend making a donation to this GoFundMe campaign from our friends here at the Impact Hub. See SERES facebook page for updates. 

  • Impact Hub Bern
    Wie sieht die Zukunft der Markthalle Bern aus? Wir wissen es nicht. Uns interessiert vor allem, wie deren Zukunft aussehen könnte! Deshalb haben wir die Ideen Kampagne „Markthalle Ideen“ ins Leben gerufen und möchten mit allen, denen die Markthalle am Herzen liegt, frische Ideen entwickeln, wie man diesen fantastischen Ort wieder beleben könnte. Wir würden uns sehr freuen, wenn du in irgendeiner Form an unserem „Ideen Hackathon“, der am 30. Juni in einem grossen Event im Impact Hub Bern münden wird, mitwirken könntest. 
    Gib deine Ideen auf unserer Webseite ein oder bleib über unsere Facebook Seite informiert. Dort publizieren wir laufend die neuesten Stories. Allenfalls kannst du die Seite mit deinen Freunden teilen. Mobilisiere dein Netzwerk! Zum Beispiel könntet ihr selbst Ideen entwickeln und ein kleines Video dazu drehen. Deiner Fantasie sind keine Grenzen gesetzt.

  • Initiatives of Change
    You live in Switzerland, are 18-25/30 years young and would like to participate in the Caux Forum ?
    If so, apply asap for one of the following scholarships, even if the deadline has already passed:
    a.   Caux Emerging Leaders Programme du 17 au 21 juillet 2018, during the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security
    b.   Young Ambassadors Programme (YAP) on 20-27 July 2018, during Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business
    c.   Learning to be a Peacemaker on 16-27 July 2018
    The website is also available in French and in German

  • future.camp Workshops
    future.camp® ist ein Kompetenzzentrum für nachhaltige moderne Lebensstile. Unsere Fachleute vermitteln Konzepte und Lösungen, die es den Konsumenten der Zukunft ermöglichen, aktiv Einfluss zu nehmen auf den ökologischen Fussabdruck von Produkten und Unternehmen. In diesem Rahmen werden verschiedene Workshops in Zürich angeboten:
    - So. 17 Juni Workshop - DIY Körperpflege- und Reinigungsprodukte
    - Mo. 18 Juni Workshop - Nachhaltige Technologie - geht das?
    - So. 24 Juni Workshop - Umsetzen des konsequent nachhaltigen Lebensstils
    Für mehr Workshops und weitere Events von future.camp hier

  • A-maze: find your path to amaze yourself and others
    Embrace your wholeness. We are pleased to invite you to join this experience to explore our deepest sense of being through movement and creative expression. This is 4 days dedicated to your self-discovery and (re)connect body-mind-spirit-emotions to gain clarity, expand awareness and dare to BE yourself. The retreat will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 31.July - 03.August. For more information click here. To register click here. Profit of the early bird price until June 21st.

Engagement Opportunities from our buddies #23

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  • SERES - support after volcano eruption in Guatemala
    We are starting this week's Engagement Opportunities with sad news: the volcano eruption in Guatemala which happened just where our partner the youth Center of SERES is. SERES is organizing urgent and long term response. If you would like to make a donation to a local and  trustful organization, here is what you can do: 

    1. You can make a donation directly to SERES here. This will be used for our immediate response now - purchasing supplies, gas, food - and to help us continuing to support our youth and their families in the days and weeks ahead and helping them to rebuild their lives and their homes. 
    2. If you would prefer to help with rebuilding and infrastructure projects, we recommend making a donation to this GoFundMe campaign from our friends here at the Impact Hub. We will be coordinating with them through our community contacts to ensure help arrives where it is most needed. Please note that these funds will take 25 days to arrive. 
    3. If you want to have a way of reading the news in a different and direct way see their facebook page for updates. 

  • Impact Hub Bern
    Wie sieht die Zukunft der Markthalle Bern aus? Wir wissen es nicht. Uns interessiert vor allem, wie deren Zukunft aussehen könnte! Deshalb haben wir die Ideen Kampagne „Markthalle Ideen“ ins Leben gerufen und möchten mit allen, denen die Markthalle am Herzen liegt, frische Ideen entwickeln, wie man diesen fantastischen Ort wieder beleben könnte.

    Wir würden uns sehr freuen, wenn du in irgendeiner Form an unserem „Ideen Hackathon“, der am 30. Juni in einem grossen Event im Impact Hub Bern münden wird, mitwirken könntest. 
    Gib deine Ideen auf unserer Webseite ein oder bleib über unsere Facebook Seite informiert. Dort publizieren wir laufend die neuesten Stories. Allenfalls kannst du die Seite mit deinen Freunden teilen. Mobilisiere dein Netzwerk! Zum Beispiel könntet ihr selbst Ideen entwickeln und ein kleines Video dazu drehen. Du könntest am 30. Juni deinem „Team“ am Event dabei sein. Was auch immer, deiner Fantasie sind keine Grenzen gesetzt.

  • Initiatives of Change
    You live in Switzerland, are 18-25/30 years young and would like to participate in the Caux Forum ?
    If so, apply asap for one of the following scholarships, even if the deadline has already passed:
    a.   Caux Emerging Leaders Programme du 17 au 21 juillet 2018, during the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security
    b.   Young Ambassadors Programme (YAP) on 20-27 July 2018, during Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business. Price : 100.-, the rest being covered by the scholarship.
    c.   Learning to be a Peacemaker on 16-27 July 2018
    The website is also available in French and in German

  • future.camp Workshops
    future.camp® ist ein Kompetenzzentrum für nachhaltige moderne Lebensstile. Unsere Fachleute vermitteln Konzepte und Lösungen, die es den Konsumenten der Zukunft ermöglichen, aktiv Einfluss zu nehmen auf den ökologischen Fussabdruck von Produkten und Unternehmen. In diesem Rahmen werden verschiedene Workshops in Zürich angeboten:
    - So. 10 Juni Workshop - Rohkost, Vegan oder Mischkost - was nun?
    - So. 17 Juni Workshop - DIY Körperpflege- und Reinigungsprodukte
    - Mo. 18 Juni Workshop - Nachhaltige Technologie - geht das?
    Für mehr Workshops und weitere Events von future.camp hier

  • A-maze: find your path to amaze yourself and others
    Embrace your wholeness. We are pleased to invite you to join this experience to explore our deepest sense of being through movement and creative expression. “A-maze” is a retreat, a way to find your path to amaze yourself and others. This is 4 days dedicated to your self-discovery and (re)connect body-mind-spirit-emotions to gain clarity, expand awareness and dare to BE yourself. This experiential learning journey will lead you to find your own way to express yourself and embrace your wholeness. Awake some dormant facets and flavours of your life during this inner exploration. The retreat will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 31.July - 03.August. For more information click here. To register click here.

  • Der Sommer deines Lebens mit youngCaritas!
    Vom 29. Juli bis 4. August findet in Flühli ein interkulturelles Sommerlager für Jugendliche mit und ohne Fluchthintergrund statt. Während die Plätze für unbegleitete minderjährige Asylsuchende leider bereits besetzt sind, suchen wir aktuell junge Menschen im Alter von 14 bis 20 Jahren, die in der Schweiz geboren oder aufgewachsen sind. Ob Injera probieren, zu syrischer Musik tanzen, Workshops oder Ausflüge in die Badi und den Kletterpark: Das Sommerlager macht nicht nur unglaublich viel Spass, sondern erlaubt auch, interkulturelle Kompetenzen zu erweitern. Deine Chance, Neues zu entdecken und grenzenlose Freundschaften aufzubauen. Weitere Infos hier.

  • SCI Switzerland – Preparation Seminar: Are you going abroad to volunteer?
    The SCI preparation seminar is for all of you who are interested in a volunteering project abroad, whether it is short-term or long-term! This 2-day-seminar will prepare you for your intercultural adventure with workshops about interculturality, conflict resolution, communication, etc. When: 23/24th of June Where: Pfadiheim Inka, Aeschenbrunnmattstrasse, Bremgarten BE. Apply here

Radical Collaboration® - Our double Feature of Radical Intensity

Last week we had not only one but even two Radical Collaboration trainings! One took place in English in Zürich and was co-hosted by our partner Collaboratio Helvetica. The other training took place  in the French part of Switzerland in Lugnorre. 

We addressed the importance of high trust relationships, strategies to communicate and negotiate better, and how to resolve conflict. The underlying point is not to simply look at how we can get out of a conflict but to understand how we got there in the first place, and to understand our own reactions towards it and how to manage it well. The training were three super intense days filled with (self-) reflection, new tools, but of course tons of fun and laughter. 

For those of you who do not know what Radical Collaboration is, it is a methodology for building high-trust relationships at work in order to improve efficiency, productivity, innovation, and agility. Today nobody succeeds alone. You must have the skills to build relationships and to form alliances. This is true in everyday situations between individuals as well as between project teams, departments, companies, and organizations.

Engagement Opportunities from our buddies #22

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  • Summer Wellbeing Lab by Recipes for Wellbeing
    Join Recipes for Wellbeing upcoming Summer Wellbeing Lab on 31/08-03/09 in the beautiful Italian countryside. With each end of summer, many of us return to our chaotic routine full of stress and anxiety. This Summer Wellbeing Lab will help you prepare for a mindful comeback. Situated in the green hills between Florence and Ravenna, Brisighella - ranked one of Italy’s most beautiful medieval villages - is a perfect place to disconnect and reconnect, relax and recharge, reflect and take action. The menu for this Summer Wellbeing Lab consists in a 2.5-day co-created selection of activities to nurture your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing - from individual to collective practices. But of course we can’t exclude actual “recipes” to savour local food and wine (Brisighella has one of Italy’s best extra-virgin olive oils). More infos here.
     
  • A-maze: find your path to amaze yourself and others
    Embrace your wholeness. We are pleased to invite you to join this experience to explore our deepest sense of being through movement and creative expression. “A-maze” is a retreat, a way to find your path to amaze yourself and others. This is 4 days dedicated to your self-discovery and (re)connect body-mind-spirit-emotions to gain clarity, expand awareness and dare to BE yourself. This experiential learning journey will lead you to find your own way to express yourself and embrace your wholeness. Awake some dormant facets and flavours of your life during this inner exploration. The retreat will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 31.July - 03.August. For more information click here. To register click here.
     
  • Der Sommer deines Lebens mit youngCaritas!
    Vom 29. Juli bis 4. August findet in Flühli ein interkulturelles Sommerlager für Jugendliche mit und ohne Fluchthintergrund statt. Während die Plätze für unbegleitete minderjährige Asylsuchende leider bereits besetzt sind, suchen wir aktuell junge Menschen im Alter von 14 bis 20 Jahren, die in der Schweiz geboren oder aufgewachsen sind. Ob Injera probieren, zu syrischer Musik tanzen, Workshops oder Ausflüge in die Badi und den Kletterpark: Das Sommerlager macht nicht nur unglaublich viel Spass, sondern erlaubt auch, interkulturelle Kompetenzen zu erweitern. Deine Chance, Neues zu entdecken und grenzenlose Freundschaften aufzubauen. Weitere Infos hier.
     
  • SCI Switzerland – Preparation Seminar: Are you going abroad to volunteer?
    The SCI preparation seminar is for all of you who are interested in a volunteering project abroad, whether it is short-term or long-term! This 2-day-seminar will prepare you for your intercultural adventure with workshops about interculturality, conflict resolution, communication, etc. When: 23/24th of June Where: Pfadiheim Inka, Aeschenbrunnmattstrasse, Bremgarten BE. Apply here.
     
  • CODAP: Poste de chargé-e de réseau et communication
    Dans le cadre de l’élaboration de sa nouvelle stratégie 2018-2021, le CODAP est à la recherche d’un(e) chargé(e) de réseau et de communication. Plus d'informations ici.
     
  • CODAP: Stage - Coordinateur-trice du cours Cod'action Plaidoyer International
    Dans le cadre de son Cours annuel Cod'Action Plaidoyer International se déroulant à Genève, le Codap recherche actuellement un-e stagiaire à 80 %. La formation s’adresse à de jeunes militant-e-s de 15 à 30 ans, responsables d’un groupe ou d’une activité en relation avec les droits humains. Cod'action Plaidoyer International est une formation de 10 jours, accueillant des jeunes défenseurs-euses des droits humains du monde entier. Formation éminemment pratique, elle alterne ateliers, simulation de mécanismes onusiens, échanges d'expérience et rencontre avec des expert-e-s de la Genève internationale. Le-la stagiaire aura pour responsabilité de coordonner la réalisation de ce cours, notamment sur la plan logistique. Plus d'informations ici.
     
  • Crowdfunding workshop, 19 Juin 2018
    Vous êtes entrepreneur, vous avez une idée pour générer de l’impact positif autour de vous, un projet qui vous passionne et que vous aimeriez développer ? Vous avez déjà entendu parler du crowdfunding comme source de financement mais ne savez pas dans quelle mesure il peut s’appliquer à votre projet ? Alors venez nous rejoindre pour découvrir ce qu’est le crowdfunding et apprendre comment mettre en place votre propre stratégie de financement ! Plus d'informations ici.
     
  • Freiwillige fürs 8. Filme für die Erde Festival / Bénévoles pour la 8e Festival Films pour la Terre
    Für das 8. Filme für die Erde Festival vom Freitag, 21. September 2018 suchen wir 170 engagierte und motivierte Freiwillige, die an einem der 16 Austragungsorte in der Schweiz und dieses Jahr erstmals auch in Deutschland (Konstanz, Rheinfelden) ehrenamtlich mithelfen, das Umwelt-Filmfestival erfolgreich umzusetzen. Mehr Infos hier.

    Nous sommes à la recherche de 170 bénévoles engagés et motivés pour nous aider sur les lieux de projection du 8e festival Films pour la Terre qui se déroulera vendredi 21 septembre 2018 dans plus de 16 villes suisses et pour la première fois aussi en Allemagne (Rheinfelden, Konstanz). Plus d'informations ici.

Engagement Opportunities from our buddies #21

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  • Besuch des iHomeLab with Generation 65 Plus GmbH
    im Rahmen der Informatik Tage wird am Freitag 01.Juni.2018 von 9-14 Uhr ein Besuch des iHomeLab von Zürich nach Luzern ermöglicht. Das iHomeLab bietet mit neuen Technologien die Möglichkeit länger eigenständig in den eigenen 4 Wänden zu leben. Hier kann man die Interaktion zwischen Mensch und Technik, eingebettet in Fallbeispiele testen. Transport und Besichtigung sind umsonst, nur das Mittagessen muss selbst bezahlt werden. Bei offenen Fragen hilft gerne Ulrike Liebert und die Veranstaltung richtet sich an alle Altersklassen. Anmeldung und weitere Informationen hier.
     
  • 4GENERATIONs | Digitalisierung, eine Chance für alle Generationen-Generation 65 Plus GmbH
    am 01.Juni.2018 findet in Zürich eine offene Diskussion zu dem oben genannten Pilotprojekt statt. Die Digitalisierung beeinflusst alle Lebensbereiche in jeder Lebensphase. Warum behandelt man das Thema Digitalisierung im Bildungssektor dann nicht als solches, um sicher zu stellen, dass es in Zukunft genügend kompetente Fachkräfte für eine wettbewerbsfähige Schweiz geben wird? Mehr Informationen hier.

Welcome Bruno!

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Dear community, 

My name is Bruno and I am 24 years old for a few more days ;)
I was born on June 1st, 1993 in the city of Calvin and grew up in the small town of Nyon. I had the chance to study in several cities in Switzerland and abroad such as in Denmark and Canada. In September 2017, I obtained my Bachelor in Business Administration. I am now taking a Master’s degree with a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation at the School of Management of Fribourg. Indeed, innovation and new technologies have always fascinated me. In addition, I have the dream of starting my own venture, through which, I wish to defend my convictions and promote values such as social and environmental responsibility, authenticity and transparency.

I like to spend most of my free time traveling around Switzerland and the world. Speaking of, the above photo was taken in Iceland. I really appreciate discovering new places and meeting new people who inspire me and make me grow. Throughout my experiences and encounters, I have developed a resilient character and feel ready to face any challenge.

Joining the euforia team is an incredible opportunity for me to meet enthusiastic changemakers and passionate people in an innovative environment. I look forward to meeting all those who make up the community and contribute to the success of this euphoric family. 

Engagement Opportunities from our buddies #20

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  • YOALIN - Travel sustainably for young people
    7 days of travel (alone or in a group of up to 4 people) by train in the ALPS (8 regions) for only 50 Euros/60Chf. What about discovering your region and your mountains in other countries (Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, France, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Switzerland) this summer? Application until the 20th May here.
     
  • Get a Global Perspective: Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management
    Our partner Amani Institute offers a special code for anyone from our network interested in applying to their award-winning Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management. It gives you the opportunity to gain a truly global perspective, deepen your work experience, grow your leadership and innovation skills with international experts and build a robust global network of changemakers in one of their locations in Kenya, India or Brazil. The program is 5 months online and 4 months on the ground - scholarship deadline for applications for their July classes is May 13th - simply use the code 'EUFORIA Applicant' in their application form. We are happy to connect and nominate you! You can also get in touch directly with their Global Community Director Geraldine Hepp.
     
  • A-maze: find your path to amaze yourself and others
    Embrace your wholeness. We are pleased to invite you to join this experience to explore our deepest sense of being through movement and creative expression. “A-maze” is a retreat, a way to find your path to amaze yourself and others. This is 4 days dedicated to your self-discovery and (re)connect body-mind-spirit-emotions to gain clarity, expand awareness and dare to BE yourself. This experiential learning journey will lead you to find your own way to express yourself and embrace your wholeness. Awake some dormant facets and flavours of your life during this inner exploration. The retreat will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 31.July - 03.August. For more information click here. To register click here
     
  • Preparation Seminar: Are you going abroad to volunteer?
    The SCI preparation seminar is for all of you who are interested in a volunteering project abroad, whether it is short-term or long-term! This 2-day-seminar will prepare you for your intercultural adventure with workshops about interculturality, conflict resolution, communication, etc. The seminar takes place the 23./24.June in Pfadiheim Inka, Aeschenbrunnmattstrasse, Bremgarten BE. Apply here
     
  • Stage - Coordinateur-trice du cours Cod'action Plaidoyer International
    Dans le cadre de son Cours annuel Cod'Action Plaidoyer International se déroulant à Genève, le Codap recherche actuellement un-e stagiaire à 80 %. La formation s’adresse à de jeunes militant-e-s de 15 à 30 ans, responsables d’un groupe ou d’une activité en relation avec les droits humains. Cod'action Plaidoyer International est une formation de 10 jours, accueillant des jeunes défenseurs-euses des droits humains du monde entier. Formation éminemment pratique, elle alterne ateliers, simulation de mécanismes onusiens, échanges d'expérience et rencontre avec des expert-e-s de la Genève internationale. Le-la stagiaire aura pour responsabilité de coordonner la réalisation de ce cours, notamment sur la plan logistique. Pour en savoir plus, cliquez ici

Inspiration? Networking? Fun? Imp!act!!!

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I very recently attended the imp!act in Bern. I participated because I am starting an internship at euforia and this workshop was a great opportunity to observe and understand how the imp!act and euforia work. 
I must admit, that at first I felt a little bit lost. I felt as though my motivation -understanding euforia- was different from those who participated in the imp!act because they had an idea in mind which they wanted to turn into a specific project. However, this feeling went away very quickly. I realized that even without an idea for a project in mind, the imp!act is not only fun but also inspiring. 
When I look at the problems of the world, I often feel helpless. The problems seem so huge, and I so small. What could I possibly do? This feeling of hopelessness went away during the imp!act. I realized that change at first starts on a small scale. You do not have to have the one perfect solution. You simply have to start somewhere. Only through giving an idea a try, you will see if the idea works. From there, you can adapt your idea again and again until you make the impact that you want to make. 
The imp!act is about brainstorming, being creative together and receiving the tools to implement ideas, and of course about having fun! The facilitators did a great job sharing their knowledge with us and keeping us motivated with energizers, incredible food and
drinks ;) 
Also, we were provided with an impressing network of amazing changemakers who shared their experiences with us and advised us on our ideas. 
I was deeply impressed by the atmosphere that was created, a space of co-working, inspiration and also networking. The imp!act is really for everyone, for those who have concrete ideas, as well as for those who seek motivation. 

You want to share this experience? Participate in the next imp!act taking place in Zürich (in German) from June 20-23 or in Saint Julien en Genevois (in French) from June 27-30.