Sustaining Resistance 2014 – deadline 31st August; fully funded places

flamec bodySustaining Resistance, Empowering Renewal

26 April – 4 May 2014

This training offers personal and collective tools to make our activism more effective by supporting us to:

–     stay in activist work for the ‘long haul’ by avoiding burn out through creating personal and group sustainability and adding continuity to our movement building,

–     ensure that the collective dimensions of our activism exemplify the values we struggle for.

–     stay inspired, nourished, empowered, & strategically creative

 The training applies ecological/systems thinking, radical analysis and holistic-participatory learning to the practice of activism and the building of social movements. It offers practical methods for engaging in the inner work that underpins effective social engagement. It will also bring together activists from across Europe to share practice and strengthen networks.

These residential trainings in a wild and remote part of the Catalan Pyrenees in Spain will also give you the opportunity to experience life in a land-based community based on simplicity, low-impact living and being close to the land.

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To apply for full funding please email: for Sustaining Resistance
We will email you an initial application form – to assess your eligibility, and which
you need to return to us by 31 August 2013. See below for details on the full application process.

Costs of training

Fully funded places: Full funding is available (including travel) for those eligible for Grundtvig In Service Training Funding.

Dana economy:  Needs based Economy – for those ineligible for grant funding or who are unsuccessful we can explore reduced and bursary funded – for more info please visit

 Full price: For those who can support the full costs of the event from their own resources the full cost of Effective Collaboration is 500 Euros and 717 Euros for Sustaining Resistance – plus a contribution towards food, accommodation and a local pick up by car (this amount represents full cost recovery, which means, how much it actually costs to deliver the course). This price is for those eligible for funding or with means to meet these costs.

 If applying for a dana / bursary place or at full price please indicate your respective situation and ability to contribute.

Funding Application Process

For those interested in applying for funding, once you have requested and returned our own internal application form by 31 August, we will assess whether it meets both the course and the grant profile/criteria. If you seem eligible for grant funding we will support you through the Grundtvig In Service Training Process step by step and send you all the supporting materials and information you need to complete the process. This will involve filling in Grundtvig’s on-line application form by 17th September 2013.

Dana / bursary application process

For those who wish to be considered for a reduced price or bursary/dana funded place please request and return our internal application form by 31 August. Then, once it is clear how many reduced price places we can offer in April we will be in touch with selected applicants by October 2013 to let them know if they have a place. For most Dana funded places participants will need to fund their own travel.

 Full price application process

For those who have the means to meet the full costs of the course, please fill in the internal application form by August 31st 2013. If you are selected for a course place we will be in touch to arrange payment by October 2013.