A Unite member who is involved in the cross-Europe youth project “Challenging the Crisis” gives us an update on the campaign. Read more about the campaign here.
The Challenging the Crisis, Young Gobal Advocates (YGAs) set out a few weeks on the 11th for an intensive workshopping and training weekend. The team usually meets up every month for a day-long meeting but with the end date of April 2016 in clear view the group felt they needed a longer, more intense meeting to cement plans and actions. It was also announced that we had been accepted to become a member of Action 2015 which was a real boost.
Cloughjordan Ecovillage was picked as the destination as the team would also have the opportunity to see Social & Solidarity Economy in action. You can find a report on the event by YGA Méabh Hennelly on the IDEA website.
The team weren’t too long in putting all that training into action with an invitation from Lynn Boylan to present on Challenging the Crisis and what Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) is on the 25th in Liberty Hall. The lineup of speakers were from a wide range of backgrounds but all were rooted in SSE. It was really amazing to find just how many groups are active on the issue and all the different forms that SSE can take in practice. Find the YGA powerpoint presentation here.
A workshop has also been planned with some interested members of Age Action for this Wednesday, the 29th, and is shaping up well – Update with photo – Keep an eye on the new Challenging the Crisis website for a full report on that too – http://www.challengingthecrisis.com/en/ (you can also sign our petition online there too).
The campaign is well and truly in its final stages now, so look out for us, you should be seeing far more of the CtC team in the coming months!