8 September 2022

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The Good Lobby Climate Incubator – Call for Participants

by The Good Lobby

A tailored training programme to boost your advocacy work 

Are you a climate advocate seeking to scale up the impact of your activities? Do you wish to receive tailored  training to upskill your advocacy, organisational, and legal efforts on climate issues? If your answer is YES, then we are very much looking forward to welcoming your application for the 2nd edition of The Good Lobby Climate Incubator!  

 

WHAT IS THE GOOD LOBBY CLIMATE INCUBATOR?
Following the success of last year’s pilot Incubator, The Good Lobby is happy to announce the 2nd edition of The Good Lobby Climate Incubator, supported by the European Climate Foundation (ECF). This is an innovative programme offering tailored advocacy trainings and personalised mentoring from January 2023 to June 2023. Our goal? To boost the organisational and advocacy capacities of social movements and grassroots organisations within the climate community across the EU and to help you scale your projects, increase your impact, and make your voices heard!

Read more about the first edition of our Incubator and its participants here.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

  • You will be part of an innovative, provenly-effective programme that will increase your understanding of EU policy, boost your advocacy skills, and help your organisation become more structured and  impactful.  
  • You will benefit from bi-weekly, hands-on, practical trainings tailored for your daily work and long-term goals. 
  • You will receive guidance from experienced legal and public affairs professionals, through our mentoring programmes. 
  • You will become part of a diverse cohort of like-minded climate advocates and a European network of professionals that will support you long after the trainings conclude.

 

WHAT DO PAST PARTICIPANTS THINK?

“The Good Lobby’s Incubator was a fantastic way of learning more about EU decision-making and how to effectively engage with EU policies! Each session built on our existing knowledge and allowed us to develop our individual skills and build capacity within our organization!”

“It’s a programme that I would recommend to any organization who is trying to engage in and influence the EU policy making process!”.

“The Good Lobby Climate Incubator is an innovative opportunity to meet and collaborate with likeminded professionals who work at the intersections of climate justice, protection of the environment, its species and human rights. It gave us new perspectives how to upgrade organizational development and sustainability via theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to leadership, advocacy, volunteering, campaigning, etc. The training boosted our beliefs, motivation and capacity that we can counter climate change and protect vulnerable groups when we work together and elevate the voices of people who are at the margins of social and political agenda.” Rada Elenkova, Program Director, Bulgarian Fund for Women.

 

WHAT ARE THE DETAILS?

Through recruitment, we will select 8-12 organisations working on climate issues to take part in this unique 6-month training programme.

The Incubator is scheduled to start January 2023 and run until June 2023. It will offer 12 tailored advocacy trainings in the form of online workshops that will combine methodology and theory with hands-on, interactive exercises. You will also benefit from personalised strategic advice from an expert mentor to complement the trainings and guide you through your incubator journey.

 

The programme is entirely funded by ECF: there will be no cost for participants, only your time and enthusiasm!

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • You are a climate advocate: at grassroot level, an NGO, an umbrella organisation, a student group, (or others!). Most important? You advocate for environmental or climate-related issues and you’re interested in increasing your impact. You don’t have to be formally registered as a legal entity to apply! New or informal but motivated groups are welcome.
  • You operate in at least one (if not more) EU member states and are seeking to expand your work.
  • You can commit to attending all 12 trainings over the course of the programme (held online).
  • You can dedicate 2-4 hours per week to the trainings, homework, and overall learning. 
  • We welcome applicants from all backgrounds: priority will be given to organisations from Central, Eastern and South of Europe with attention paid to ensuring diversity and underrepresented groups. Special attention also will be paid to groups active on topics related to the invasion of Ukraine (e.g. dependence on fossil fuels, energy crisis).
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, don’t wait to apply!

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED? Please fill out the application form here by September 30.

 

For any questions relating to the project and the application process, check our FAQs or  contact:

Kelsey Beltz, Managing Director [email protected]

Sara Modonesi, Project Manager [email protected] 

 

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