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The AGORA Summer Camp 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 9-13 September 2024 and we are now looking for candidates to take part.

The programme is open to young women aged between 18 and 30 (at the time of the AGORA) who are 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.

What is AGORA and is it for you?

AGORA aims to reconnect and reinforce feminist activism among young European women. Through workshops and networking, Aogra fosters solidarity, empowerment, and collaboration across borders. It is not an academic program but a safe space for sharing knowledge and building feminist strategies.

In response to the recent social, economic, and political challenges, the EWL is committed to nurturing the emerging generation of young feminists. The AGORA project plays a pivotal role in this effort, aiming to:

  • Revitalize and fortify young European women’s activism.
  • Foster connections among diverse young feminists, facilitating mutual learning.
  • Establish a creative space for emerging feminist change agents to develop their activism.
  • Cultivate solidarity, empower young feminist activists, and encourage cross-border collaboration to enhance inclusivity and amplify the voices of feminist networks in Europe.
  • Investigate the concept of feminist leadership and power dynamics.
  • Enable the EWL to better comprehend the interests, needs, and activities of young feminists, integrating these insights into the core of EWL’s future strategy and actions.
  • The AGORA program spans five days, offering an inclusive environment for participants to exchange ideas, gain inspiration, and enhance skills through workshops and expertise sharing.

Facilitated by EWL and partners, the program encourages participants to lead workshops and open sessions, complemented by workshops led by EWL Policy and Campaigns staff. AGORA emphasizes co-creation, dialogue, shared reflection, and open learning, fostering a safe and creative feminist space.

It is essential to note that AGORA focuses on knowledge sharing, co-creation, and issue exploration, distinguishing itself from an academic summer school or study visit. The residential program demands full commitment from selected participants, including attendance at all sessions, organized dinners, and some free time. The program begins in the afternoon on 9 September and concludes around lunchtime on 13 September 2024, taking place in Brussels.

How to Apply

Apply online using this form by 16 May 2024 midnight CET. 

In this application, we welcome you to share your commitment to feminist activism and women’s rights, along with relevant experiences.

Selection criteria, process and other details

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.

Please find all information about the AGORA in the Call for Participants.

Apply to become a facilitator.

For any questions, please contact Caitlin Raph at raph@womenlobby.org.

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