Call for Participants – the second TC on Sustainable Development, 23 June-1 July 2024 – under the “Green Up Development” project


Are you passionate about protecting the environment and creating positive change in your community? Are you between the ages of 15 and 30, eager to learn and ready to take action? Would you like to learn new skills related to Sustainable Development?

We invite you to participate in our new sustainability project! Through a series of engaging training courses, we aim to empower young leaders like you to become advocates for environmental initiatives in your local communities and multiply the knowledge with your peers.


We are looking for three young participants to participate in our first TC on Sustainable Development, which will be held in Türkiye, Ankara between June 23th and July 1st (including the travel days). 


Training Course Overview 

Our project focuses on raising awareness about crucial environmental issues such as pollution, climate change, recycling, and sustainable development. During the 7-day training, trainers will provide participants with tools, methods, and good practices for sustainable consumption, production, and income generation. Topics will cover sustainable development goals, circular economy, composting, and green cleaning products. The team will visit a wildlife collective to produce their own products (noodles, jam, molasses, etc.) and to closely observe a good practice.


  1. Enhance understanding of the key competencies in sustainable development.

  2. Foster critical thinking about environmental challenges and sustainable solutions.

  3. Equip participants with tools and methods for effective environmental action.

  4. Promote teamwork and collaboration among participants to support community-based initiatives.

  5. Inspire a commitment to continuous learning and advocacy in sustainable practices.

  6. To inspire participants to advocate for sustainable living and environmental stewardship within their societies.

 What You’ll Gain:

Knowledge and skills in sustainable development practices. Gain practical experience in sustainable living techniques, from crafting non-toxic cleaning products to implementing permaculture principles. These skills will empower you to make tangible changes in your personal life and community.

  • Opportunities for multicultural exchange and community building;
  • Leadership training and hands-on experience in environmental advocacy;

  • Opportunity to visit another country and explore its sustainability practice;

  • Networking opportunities with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds from six different countries;

  • Learning how to write a project proposal in a later stage and implement follow-up activities in your community;

  • Funding for your idea for a local activity that will tackle one of the environmental issues covered by the project;


How to Get Involved

 If you’re ready to participate in the TC, simply complete our online application form. Be sure to convince us about your interests, experiences, and why you’re motivated to join our project. To ensure the transparency of the process, the selection team will be formed of the project team members and young volunteers, who follow a previously devised set of criteria and invite the most successful applicants for the second round of interviews. Upon this stage, the selection team will decide and inform the three most successful candidates while reserving a waiting list. So, keep track of your inboxes!

 Important information 

 Participants are expected to participate fully in the TC and other programme-related activities, such as another national TC on project proposal writing. They will also be tasked with delivering a series of multiplication activities in their local communities, during which they will include other members of their community (neighbours young or old, friends, relatives.) as well as other interested parties. For these activities, each participant, having taken on the role of a “multiplier,” will receive a small but sufficient grant based on the proposal they submit to help with their activity’s logistical and administrative costs.

 Each candidate will sign the Scholarship Agreement upon selection to ensure full participation and respect for mutual commitments and obligations. This is due to the time, effort, and budget put into ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to learn, but it comes with some reasonable mandatory steps each participant needs to take.

 Moreover, each TC’s programme will be held in English. You are not required to provide proof of language proficiency or be an advanced English speaker, but basic communication skills are a must. This won’t be used in any way in evaluating your application but be honest and refrain from using AI-generated responses!

Important Dates

 Application Deadline: UPDATED

Selection Results: June 3, 2024.

Interview Phase: June 4, 2024.

Final Results: June 5, 2024.

Training Course: 23 June-1 July 2024

 Don’t miss the opportunity; apply now via this link

 You can also find the info pack for the TC here/below.