Deadline for applications: 11 May 2018,
Dates: 29 August – 2 September 2018
EWL Young Feminist Summer Camp 2018
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest European umbrella network of women’s associations in Europe, representing the diversity of women and girls in Europe. We have members in all EU Member States and three Candidate Countries, as well as 19 European-wide organisations, representing a total of more than 2,000 women’s organisations in Europe. Together with our members, we campaign for a feminist Europe which promotes women’s rights and equality between women and men in the European Union. EWL envisions a society in which women’s contribution to all aspects of life is recognised, rewarded and celebrated – in leadership, in care and in production; all women have self-confidence, freedom of choice, and freedom from violence and exploitation; and no woman or girl is left behind. Read more about vision and our work at www.womenlobby.org.
The AGORA is an EWL programme that brings young feminists from all over Europe to Brussels for a 5-day gathering to discuss and explore feminism and learn from each other. Our next AGORA will take place from 29 August to 2 September 2018 and we are now looking for candidates to take part. The programme is open to any young selfidentified women aged between 18 and 30 (at the time of the AGORA) who is keen to connect with other young feminists. Through a 5-day participatory summer camp, we aim to create a space for young women to exchange, bridge gaps, inspire and be inspired, strengthen connections, reinforce skills and hear the voices of other young feminists. Our objective is to empower young women feminists in Europe to be activist leaders in a changing world by giving them a space to share experience, knowledge and ideas.
Is Agora for you?
● Are you keen to connect with a diverse group of young feminists from across Europe?
● Are you interested in strengthening your knowledge and skills to advocate for women’s rights and gender
● Are you keen to find out what young feminists are doing against inequality across Europe, and how you can
● Are you keen to engage in highly participatory learning processes and willing to learn more about yourself,
your talents and your work in this world?
● Do you want to be part of shaping future feminist strategies and campaigns in Europe?
● Do you agree with the values and mission of the European Women’s Lobby?
Do you fit the criteria?
✓ Are you a feminist woman (self-defined) between 18 and 30 years old (at the time of the camp)?
✓ Do you have experience in activism related to gender equality/women’s rights?
✓ Do you currently live in the European Union or EU Candidate countries?
✓ Do you have a good level of English?
As an intersectional feminist organisation, we are committed to organising a summer camp that reflects and includes experiences that represent Europe in all of its diversity. As such, women of colour and from ethnic minority groups, women with disabilities, from the LGBTQI community and coming from marginalised groups are especially encouraged to apply.
How to apply
All interested candidates can apply using our online application form: https://goo.gl/forms/50deJOR06Ht22X0G3
In the application form, we want to hear about your commitment to feminist activism and women’s rights, whether through general activism, volunteering or work experience, academia or any other activities. We are looking for passionate and dedicated young feminists with different experiences and backgrounds.
For more information: https://www.womenlobby.org/IMG/pdf/ewl-agora-2018-call_for_applications.pdf