Under the banner “Regenerate Reconcile - Youth Advocacy for Peace and the Environment”, the CCIVS work plan for 2022 aims to increase the advocacy competence and political participation of young activists from the voluntary service movement in the field of peace and the environment.
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Concretely, the work plan will work towards the following objectives:

  • Objective1: to provide training and tools to strengthen the capacity and resources of the voluntary service movement in advocacy work concerning peace and the environment;

  • Objective 2: to consolidate the previous IVS for Climate Justice Campaign outcomes and conduct concrete advocacy actions focusing on peace and the environment;

  • Objective 3: to support and engage young people in advocacy work for peace and the environment on a local and international level;

  • Objective 4: to advocate for the recognition of international voluntary service as an effective tool to support young people to contribute to and promote a just and sustainable world.

In order to achieve the objectives mentioned above, the work plan proposal includes the following phases:

  1. SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE: International Advocacy Training on Peace and the Environment (31 March – 4 April 2022, Peja, Kosovo);

  2. ACT & MULTIPLY: Local Actions and Advocacy for Peace and the Environment (May - November 2022)

  3. COMMUNICATE & CONSOLIDATE: Online Advocacy on Peace and the Environment (February - December 2022)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  1. Registrate Your Projects, Mobilise Your Volunteers and Organise Local Advocacy Actions

International Voluntary Service projects and activities, stretching across the entire globe, uniting people of all ages and backgrounds, are a powerful tool to support local communities worldwide and allow the reallocation of resources and capacities, they support the social, cultural, economic and ecological transition that is needed to build a regenerative and reconciliatory world that promotes a circular-inclusive economic model based on global, social and climate justice.

You can inscribe your projects and local advocacy actions via this form:

Under the work plan 2022, we specifically encourage your organisations to consider the approaches that are mentioned below and integrate them into your programmes and local advocacy actions. 

  • Main approaches:

       –  Lifestyle Politics

          * ‘Think global, act local’. Lifestyle politics refers to the politicization of everyday life choices, including ethically, morally or politically inspired decisions about consumption, transportation or modes of living. 

Concretely, we will promote the Sustainability Guidelines and Checklist documents of the CoE, calling for local actions for positive change and sensitize the young volunteers’ everyday life choices through the influence of youth camps style based on Sustainability Checklist. We want to invite young volunteers to share their observations of the sustainable environment in their local communities and reflections, and support them to documentate their green life/camp style stories and disseminate these opinions and voices. 

         – Local Youth Councils on Climate

            * We encourage young volunteers to set up local youth councils on climate, and/or connect their local youth groups with existing youth councils. CCIVS will provide support and resources for them to advocate for IVS and the climate issues they want to address at a local level and to give policy inputs on climate justice.

  • Financial Support 

The financial support is available for 20 actions that will take place in the Council of Europe countries.

The above break-down budget is an estimation. It’s understandable that your organisation or action group might need to spend higher on one budget item while spending less in another. As long as the expenditures align with the eligible items and the total amount doesn’t surpass 800 EUR, it should be ok. But it’s highly recommended you promptly update the budget planning situation with CCIVS, especially if you foresee to underspend much more than the budget. In this case, we can potentially plan to re-allocate your budget quota to other actions.

Organisations are required to submit the original purchase receipts to justify the costs, as well as a narrative report (template) and photos of your project.

Budget Categories

Estimation of Budget in EUR

Local transport

              100

Guest speakers / facilitation 

              200

Audiovisual production and documentation

              200

Venue rental

              100

Materials costs

              100

Advocacy materials printing

              100

TOTAL

              800

  1. Request for Experts to Support Project Planning and Submit Grant Application

Target Group: IVS organisations or young volunteers who wish to submit a grant application to the European Youth Foundation (EYF) of the Council of Europe and obtain funding in order to initiate their local projects on peace and the environment. 

Reference links of the funding opportunities by the EYF:

CCIVS will recruit experts on project management and grant writing to provide mentorship and follow up to the selected project concepts. According to the needs of each project, the experts will share their expertise and experiences on project cycle planning, partnership building, budget management, monitor and evaluation, grant writing technics etc. The mentorship and follow-up will be done by email exchange and online meetings arranged between the experts and young activists. 

Please note that the experts will share their feedback on your draft project proposal or provide you some relevant contacts of partnership. But they are NOT the ones who will write your grant application!

Please submit your project concept via this form: