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Green Skills VI
Start date: Jan 1, 2016, End date: Jun 30, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Green Skill VI is a small EVS project in RELEARN Suderbyn involving 3 volunteers from both Program and Partner countries from 01/04/2016 till 31/03/2017. Volunteers are selected by their personal motivation and willingness to learn new things. The main aim of RELEARN Suderbyn is to reach out to the society with our ideas of sustainable and holistic living coming from the experience in Suderbyn Permaculture Ecovillage, our national, regional and European ecovillage networks. With the Green Skills Programme we want to offer young persons the possibility to experience this way of living in the social, ecological, economic and cultural dimensions of an ecovillage and to develop themselves in a more holistic way. In this way we hope to spread our ideas about a more sustainable and holistic lifestyle to the volunteers. We hope the experience will create a multiplying effect that will spread to the local community, as well as other countries in Europe and outside.The Green Skills Programme, developed from the experience of the previous seven Green Skills projects, tries to offer the volunteers a complete package of healthy sustainable lifestyle and ecovillage life, involving practical tasks performed gender neutrally such as permaculture gardening, organic and vegetarian/vegan cooking, ecological building and forestry as well as all other issues concerning ecovillage life such as community building, conflict solving, administrative and organisational issues and collective decision making. Suderbyn can also offer the volunteers more peculiar learning opportunities in areas such as yoga and meditation. Suderbyn will also arrange Swedish classes, either internally or externally. The main Project Objectives of Green Skills VI are:1)To offer participatory and relevant informal learning of skills for sustainable living to foster personal, social and professional development and eventually to improve employment prospects for volunteers;2)To learn through outreach activities to disseminate the knowledge to a broader audience. 3)To provide non-formal studies in Swedish and informal studies in Swedish/English and comparative culture for multilingualism and intercultural understanding; 4) To develop a feeling of solidarity, tolerance and mutual understanding between European youths facing the same threats. Monthly work support meetings and reflection time will be offered to the volunteers to deepen their learnings and to adapt the workplan to the needs of the volunteers and the organisation. The competences in the Youth pass will be used during this meetings.
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