Transforming Climate Dialogue

8th - 19th October, 2021, Switzerland

We embark on a journey exploring our very personal relationship to the Earth and how to be in dialogue with others about the current ecological crisis. While investigating the dominant climate narrative, we find our own authentic stance in the complexity of the topic. Taking a holistic perspective, we discover regenerative pathways like permaculture and ecosystem restoration.

We welcome participants from the Netherlands, Spain, Romania, Switzerland and Germany between 18-30 years old.

About

We welcome you to a journey connecting with yourself, and others about the current state of the Earth.

  • How do I really feel about the global environmental situation?
  • How can I have meaningful conversations with people who have a completely different perspective on climate?
  • What can I do to restore ecosystems and support ecological regeneration?

We will explore these and other questions through embodied exercises, sharings, creative flow, time in nature, emotional work and group processes.

Inspired by Deep Ecology and Charles Eisenstein´s work, we consider a holistic perspective on nature and humans place in it – moving away from a narrow, technocratic climate narrative.

In this Youth Exchange you will:

  • Dive into your emotions and ideas related to the current ecological crisis
  • Find your authentic and grounded perspective on the status quo
  • Practice communcation tools for meaningful dialogue – enabling us to truly connect to people who have a different understanding
  • Get to know the power of local action though permaculture and ecosystem restoration
  • Deepen your connection with nature
  • Connect to an international network of young people who care about the environment

LOCATION

The Youth Exchange will take place in a beautiful seminar house in the Swiss Mountains

The seminar house DAO Sparenmoos is located at an altitude of around 1,600 meters, embedded in a gorgeous landscape with rolling hills and a wonderful panorama of the Alps. Holding our course in this magical place invites us to connect to the beauty of nature and our love for the Earth.  

We will provide organic & vegetarian meals trought out the whole course.

More information on travel, food and lodging will be offered in the infopack upon registration. 

Finances

This Youth Exchange is funded through the Movetia program of Switzerland. Accommodation, food, and travel costs (up to a certain amount – depending on country of residency) are covered by the funding. 

The work of the organizers and facilitators is not covered by the  funding. To support our work and ability to offer such courses we ask you for a financial contribution.

At the end of the course, we will make our costs transparent and help you navigate your donation on a sliding scale from 180 – 360€ (200 – 400CHF).

We do not want money to be an obstacle for your participation. Please contact us, if you want to take part but do not find yourself on the sliding scale.

Health

Depending on the current Corona measurements, we will follow a hygiene concept and ask you to do a Corona test before arrival. You will receive more information upon sign up in the infopack.

Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to host people who have serious health problems with a high risk of dangerous complications.

Applications for this cousrse are closed.

Thank you for applying and keep in touch to see our future coursed. If you have any questions, contact us via: 

info@pathways-courses.org