Online: 31 August 2023 - 17h UK Time

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Face to Face: 19 and 20 of September - Brussels (Mundo Matongé Building and European Parliament)


Gaia Education is glad to introduce you the Local Event for the European Project Youth Action for Nature and Well-being. The events is composed in three parts:

1 - Online sessions - Toolkit for Youth and Eco-Activism Presentation

2 - Face to Face and Online Workshop in Brussels

3 - Session in the European Parliament in Brussels 


Please see bellow how to register for each of part of the event. The registration is free but mandatory.




Webinar Youth Action for Nature and Wellbeing

Online: 31 August 2023 - 17h UK Time

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Webinar with Yan Teixeira (Gaia Education) and Richard Hennery (Eco-Unesco) to present the Youth Action for Nature and Well-Being Toolkit. This toolkit reflects a holistic and transformative pedagogy which draws from a range of learning theories to promote eco-activism. It features many system thinking models and nature connection methods, providing community formation, action-orientated and resilience-building tools for the youth. A narrative format encourages users to progress linearly along six phases of eco-activism, yet there are mechanisms for more experienced activists to navigate the toolkit according to pedagogy type.


Yan Teixeira is part of Gaia Education team supporting the e-learning programs and project coordination.

Helped coordinating the Toolkit development for the Youth Action for Nature and Well-Being project.

After graduating in transports engineering, Yan has been exploring eco communities and alternative ways of living in this Planet.

Lately he has been integrating all this learning to the communities and projects he's part of in Brazil and supporting the emerging of the world his heart knows it's possible. 


Richard Hennery coordinated the Youth Action for Nature and Well-Being project as part of ECO-UNESCO (the lead partner) and so comes with deep insights into the toolkit’s development and associated outputs.  

Richard holds a Masters in International Education and Development from the University of Sussex and works with Conservation Education and Education for Sustainable Development pedagogies across a range of contexts in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.   

Drawing inspiration from the participants of The Youth Action for Nature and Well-Being project, Richard has ambitions to grow the application of the toolkit and foster an ecosystem approach to guide its future development.

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Catalysing Communities

A European Gathering for Building Connections & Capacity

19-20 September 2023

Are you a practitioner or part of an initiative and organisation in Europe that is catalysing the transition of local communities towards sustainable & regenerative futures?

Then come and join us this September for a unique international gathering in Brussels! This three-part blended event gives you a chance to meet European policymakers and like-minded individuals who're working towards socio-ecological changes.

Learn about active community-led initiatives and resources available, discover how the European Green Deal could advance our work and let's discuss changes needed in order to create real change! This gathering will create a harmonious space where we can come together and strengthen Europe's resilience and social contract through building connections and community. 

Details of each part of the event are as follows:

  1. Part A, 19 September 9.00-13.00 CET @ Mundo Matongé (Mundo B building) in Brussels & online: To share the successes of community-led and youth-led initiatives and the latest resources and approaches about catalysing communities through regenerative practices, socially inclusive interventions and place-based demonstration centres.
  2. Part B: 19 September 14.00-17.00 CET @ Mundo Matongé (Mundo B building) in Brussels & online: To discuss the roadblocks that practitioners meet recurrently when catalysing community transitions: what structural barriers need to be removed, what policy changes claimed, what support gathered?
  3. Part C, 20 September, 08.30-12.30 CET @ European Parliament & online: To scope how community-led initiatives, the emerging catalysing professions, and the European Green Deal could advance each other’s objectives.

We will be streaming the event live online from Brussels for anyone who is unable to make it in person! Please sign up as soon as possible for any of the complementary parts of the event here.

This event is made possible through the cooperation of the following groundbreaking Erasmus+ projects: the Community Catalysts project series, Community Climate Coaches, iACT (Activating Community Transformation) and Youth Action For Nature and Wellbeing. 

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