JOIN THE NOW JOURNEY

WHAT’S THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO BE IN THE WORLD?

 

JOIN US TO…

Develop inter-diversity competences
Implement your own social change project in your own community
Understand the interconnectedness of global challenges
Start collaborating across causes
Become a problem-solver
Increase your leadership and team work skills
Become part of a diverse community of changemakers

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • July 29th 2017 - August 9th 2017

    Now Encounter

    The NOW Journey kicks of with an intensive 10-day workshop in the Swiss mountains. Meet your fellow participants from all over Europe, learn about diversity, social change and get started with your own social change project.

  • August 2017 - January 2018

    The online phase

    After the NOW Encounter, all participants head back home to their own reality. It’s time to work on your social change project supported by your coach and your peers, attend online learning seminars and visit one of your peers at the Buddy Exchange.

    We might not be in the same place for most of the program, but it doesn’t mean that we are not connected.  Working together to change the world one skype call at a time.

  • February 1st -5th 2018

    Future Forum

    Time to plan an impactful future: at our second in-person meeting in Italy, you’ll meet the whole crew again, present your projects and evaluate the whole program. And of course, start planning for what comes after the Journey.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES

PEER TO PEER LEARNING
A PERSONAL LEARNING FACILITATOR
TWO IN-PERSON SEMINARS
ONLINE LEARNING
COACHING
A PERSONALIZED LEARNING CERTIFICATE
 

WHAT DO OUR ALUMNI SAY?

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GHIZLANE from Casablanca, Morocco

“I think what I liked most about the NOW Journey was the diversity of the participants. We are different in age, where we come from and in many other ways. But we have in common that we want to make this world a better place. As for myself, the NOW Journey was really an eye-opening experience! I got to see myself and the world in a different perspective: we all have the power to create change and  to make things better in our local communities.”

YOUNG

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Serhat from Adana, Turkey

“Looking back, I can totally say that NOW change my life in so many aspects. Through my project, the coaching and the connection with the others, I improved my leadership skills, my self-awareness, as well as my communication and project development skills. During the program I had a chance to visit my Buddy in Bosnia which was a unforgettable experience where I learned a lot about other cultures and how we have a lot in common after all.”

MOTIVATED

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Kriszta from Targu Mures, Romania

“When I went to the NOW Encounter, it was the first time when I left my country alone. I was terrified of doing this with totally strangers in a language I did not use before outside of school. Yet, I had the feeling that I was in the right place. The NOW Journey was one of the most important milestones in my life. I got to know myself, and I learned to believe in a better world and in a better me. The things I’ve learned during the program gave me the strength to start a program in my hometown on my own.”

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

YOUNG

NOW Journey participants must be young in heart and age. The program has been tailor made for youth aged 18 – 25. We might be a bit flexible so do reach out if you’re close to that age range.

MOTIVATED

We’re looking for your individuals who want to create social change and who want to learn more about themselves and the world we live in. So if you’re up for both of that, it’s a match!
 

COMMITED

If you’re in, you’re in for good! To make this program happen, we rely on you committing for the whole six months. During the online period, the NOW Journey is not a full-time program, but we expect you to dedicate 5-10 hours/week to NOW.

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM COST?

We want the NOW Journey to be accessible to all youth no matter their circumstances. Together we can make that happen!

The full cost of the Journey is €1000/person – plus travel costs*. However, we would like to make sure that young people can participate no matter their financial situation. So please don’t let money stop you and apply below!

*We can offer travel reimbursement for participants who are living in TURKEY, ESTONIA, GREECE, ROMANIA, SWITZERLAND and BULGARIA*

APPLY NOW!

If you are from Europe or its surrounding countries, then please fill out the form below. We will then get back to you with the full application form. Application deadline is April 17th!

A Journey in Latin America is planned for early 2018. You can already express your interest in being part of it through the form below as well.