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Catapa is looking for 2 EVS volunteers

  • data:05/07 - 23/07
  • locatie:CATAPA vzw
  • adres:Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein 5, 9000 Ghent

CATAPA is looking for 2 EVS volunteers to start in September, for 1 year. CATAPA is an environmental movement that works on mining problems in Latin America. The 2 EVS volunteers will work on (1) Campaigns and Education and (2) Communications. In Belgium, CATAPA raises awareness about the negative impacts of mining in relation to the ICT supply chain.

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Please send your CV and motivation letter to before 23rd July 2018.

EVS volunteer Make ICT Fair
CATAPA is a social and environmental movement working towards sustainable development and alternative globalisation. Within this broader framework, we focus specifically on mining issues (ecological disasters, human rights violations, etc.). CATAPA supports local communities in Latin America (currently in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru) that are being threatened by large-scale mining projects, and their social and environmental consequences. We offer a specific, action bound commitment for anyone who believes that another world is possible. 

Our main activities are:

– Internationalising the struggle of our partners
– Capacity building with partners
– Awareness raising amongst Belgian population
– Creating a movement for sustainable consumption and production
– Lobby and research 

CATAPA is a grassroots movement, which means that we are mostly dependent on the work of our volunteers – the Catapistas. As a grassroots movement, we also work in partnership with grassroots movement in our partner countries. 

Make ICT Fair 
CATAPA is currently engaged in a European Union project called ‘Make ICT Fair’ together with 10 European partners. The goal of this project is to make the entire supply chain of ICT products (smartphones, laptops, etc.) more sustainable. 

CATAPA focuses on the very first part of the global ICT supply chain: the extraction of metals and minerals. ICT devices contain a wide range of metals, which are extracted across the globe, causing harm to the environment and human rights.  
We aim to achieve this goal through:

– Awareness raising with the broader public
– Advocacy towards public institutions for more sustainable ICT procurement
– Supply chain research
– Lobby activities for better legislation within the bigger consortium 

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for two EVS (European Volunteer Service) volunteers to support the CATAPA movement, and in particular the Make ICT Fair project. The volunteers will be trained to think critically and spread knowledge of these issues and to encourage other young people to become active EU citizens. The tasks are flexible depending on your learning goals and the needs of the organisation.  You will mainly be working in our office team (3 part-time staff + 2 EVS + variable number of interns) which supports the movement. Since CATAPA is a volunteer movement, you will be working in close collaboration with volunteers.

This call is part of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission. This means that expenses of the volunteers are paid. Accommodation, food and daily expenses are covered by a fee of 700 EUR which you can use according to your own needs and wishes. 1 language course (Dutch, English or Spanish) is covered by CATAPA, as well as work-related transport. 
Interested or more information? 
Please send your CV and motivation letter to before 23rd July 2018. 
If you have any questions concerning this vacancy, don’t hesitate to email or call +32 494453067.