Meaning, Action, Connection
Action Hub is an open space in the heart of Copenhagen that works to empower young people to become the drivers of change. Our vision is to support young people for them to engage in meaningful work towards building an active, creative, and aware society.
At Action Hub you will be a part of a community of 30 young people who want to make a difference and who share a common vision and motivation. In our shared space, you will work with others to turn your best ideas and passion into action that creates a tangible change and meaning in society.
By enrolling in the Hub’s four-month program, you will be given the tools, support, and network to create and implement an Action Project. During the four-months, Action Hub will host weekly training sessions that will provide a combination of lectures, workshops, mentorship, and networking, alongside a community dinner to kick off each evening. Each training session will be different from the last, building on the momentum of the previous week and the needs of each Action Project. While you will be required to sign up for one particular course, all activities will be open to everyone so that you will be able to decide what suits your Action Project best as it progresses.
A 10,000 kroner grant will be provided for each team (3-5 people) to implement their Action Project. Teams will be formed in the second and third week of the program and training sessions will take place every Monday from 17:00-21:00, with dinner provided from September to December.
Action Project: 3-5 people, 1 great idea, 10,000 kroner
This subject line will equip you with the theoretical and practical tools you need to build a more just world for people of all genders and sexualities. With this course, you will gain the knowledge and capacity to create an Action Project that makes real change regarding gender and society. Throughout the course, you will learn about how gender and sexuality intersect with race, migration status, the environment, media, and public health. The focus will be on the challenges people of diverse genders/sexualities face at these different intersections and how gender/sexuality plays into solutions for some of the world’s most urgent problems. Join us!
In this course, you will engage with the global trends related to forced migration, border securitization, and racism. You will gain the tools and knowledge to change this situation and eradicate racial and nationalistic barriers within society. There will be a focus both on how these issues manifest at the global level but also how they affect the daily lives of people here in Denmark. You will learn about the legal, social, economic, and political challenges that all kinds of immigrants face in Denmark and across Europe, including issues of police brutality and discrimination within the legal system. Through this course, you will have the opportunity to get out into the field and visit the detention camps and interact with people who live this reality.
We have moved past the question of whether we find ourselves in an ecological and climate emergency or not, and onto the question of how we fix it. However, in an increasingly globalized world, finding solutions to the most global issue of all, can feel difficult and distant.
In this course, we will bring this topic down to earth, and bring you with us. On this descent, we will together explore concrete solutions on how to take action, and create a real difference in our own lives, our local environment, and the world.
During the course, you will get the opportunity to meet real-life climate activist and green entrepreneurs, and be able to listen to the story of how they, in a variety of ways, found meaning and passion on their path to create a change in the way we treat our beautiful, blue planet. We will also discuss common dilemmas facing environmental activists, successful cases and ways to address the environmental challenges of our time – both locally and globally.
How to Apply
We are still taking applications for our autumn semester (Sep-Dec, 2020). You can apply in one of three different ways. Either by text, video, or audio. We will review all applications, regardless of format, by the same standard. Apply now to become one of our 30 Action Hub talents by sending your application to email@example.com. Applications must be submitted before August 2, 2020.
Write a text no longer than 2.500 characters (including spacing) and send us the document in a PDF-format.
Record yourself for no longer than 5 minutes answering the four questions below. Upload it to a video streaming service (such as YouTube or Vimeo) and send us the link.
Record yourself for no longer than 7 minutes answering the four questions below. Upload it to an audio streaming service (like https://soundcloud.com/upload, https://clyp.it/, or https://sndup.net/) and send us a link of the recording.
The application should, regardless of format, answer the following four questions:
- Why do you want to be a part of Action Hub?
- Which of the three lines are you most passionate about – and why?
- Describe something you have done that you are really proud of.
- What is your favorite childhood book/movie – and why?
You can choose yourself in which order to answer the questions and how much energy to spend on each question.
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