The aim of this 5-day training was for young members of the Greek community to reassess what “civic engagement” actually stands for in the Greek and European contexts. Throughout this event, participants were asked to co-work with one another and as teams:
-to debate about what does it mean to be civically engaged
-to contemplate why some fellow citizens may not participate in the public affairs
-to address the needs of our societies
-to propound solutions
-to advance these proposals into practice
-Meanwhile, the main axis of all these assignments was sustainability. Ecogenia’s team members deliberately introduced participants to the sustainable development framework and way of thinking. In this case, workshops, role-plays, and other non–formal & interactive educational means were applied. Last but not least, both host organizations and participants had the opportunity to study the case of Alpochori, the village where the training was held by meeting the local stakeholders -and discussing these topics with them.