cliMATES - from local action to digital activism

cliMATES - from local action to digital activism

Are you a youth worker or a young activist and interested to know how to make changes the way you want via the digital world? Would you like to dive deep into climate education, and climate justice and learn about the impact of climate change and digital immersion?

Time & Location

30 apr, 15:00 – 06 mag, 15:00

Provincia di Livorno, Via Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi, 110, 57023 Cecina LI, Italy

About The Event

This event at the Tuscan seaside will enable you to stay close to nature, where the cliMATES can make digital actions together.

In the 6 days of this youth exchange,  you will be staying at the first Nature friend house in Italy, “Gran Pino”, learning how to protect nature while staying at a collective eco-tourism house with full catering and walks alongside the seaside.

Climates, an activity from a series of three activities under a two-year project "Greening International Youthwork" aims at tackling issues related to climate crisis and youth work, engaging youth in understanding the impact of youth work on a global scale. The project is kindly funded by German National Agency of European Comission. 

CliMATES aims at introducing a 360 view on the world of “digital activism”. The program is divided into two subtopics: climate education and digital action. It is defined to focus on several local activities, getting in touch with the local communities, and taking actions for climate justice within the local territory.

The locality of this training course is well-connected to these themes, as the territory is suffering from different industries taking advantage of natural and local resources.

While the theme of the week is oriented on sustainability and climate action, on parallel you will gain soft skills via non-formal education.

CliMates is building the bridge between climate justice education and digital activism and its connections.  It focuses on the impact of local actions on the global dimension and digital activism.

During the course of the youth exchange we are going to visit local examples of climate pollution and good practice examples of climate activism. During this time we will use the experience and knowledge gained through these to create digital activism among the topics seen during the visits. Don’t worry if you are not that keen with digital activism yet as you will get an introduction and all the tools you will need.  From design-thinking to language up-skilling, you will be immersed in an international activity with 28 participants from over 6 different nationalities. Don’t worry we will also have some fun at this lovely location in Italy and you will be able to enjoy your time at the sea side. 

When: 30th April - 6th May 2023

Who can participate:

- Reside in one of these countries: Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Ukraine

- Minimum age: 16

- Maximum age: 27


Nature friends house, with rooms from 2 persons to 8 persons.

Check the beautiful house of Granpino here.

Possibility to reach the house via train line from everywhere, then from the station “Cecina” to the GranPino house circa 45’ walking distance.

Address: GIAN Sez. Gran Pino, Via Guerrazzi, 110, 57023 CECINA LI

With the possibility of picking up at Cecina station in emergency and/or physical difficulties cases.

Participation expesnes:

All the expenses of food and accommodation are covered.

- Cost of participation:  65EUR-95EUR

The ratio allows participants to decide upon their financial contribution. (with the possibility of reduction or complete cut for solidarity reasons)

- For naturefriend members 45EUR (with the possibility of reduction for solidarity reasons)*

* naturefriend members are participants with an annual membership fee to any of the global naturefriend movement.

Travel reimbursement: 

With pre-approval of the project manager, participants are eligible for travel reimbursement of 320EUR in case of green travelling (bus, train) and a maximum of 275EUR for other means. 

Registration will stay open until 27/03/2023

Registration form:

In case of any questions, you can reach out to us via:

Looking forward for this amazing event,


Pari, Sina and Sara