What this project about?
From the summer of 2016 until September of 2017 in the frame of an international program Messzelátó Association with three other organization implement a project focusing on the connection between urban beekeeping, democracy studies and youth work.
In cooperation with the mixed group of beekeepers at "Közösségi Méz Program" we will introduce beekeeping in Budapest as a learning method for democracy studies at youth work.
It is crucial to include discussion about the devastation of bees and fragility of agriculture into environmental education. On the other hand with our project we aim to rise a discuccion also about community development, motivation of local communities and social issues. Through the introduction of the bee's society with their collective decision making process , communication and structure we will learn about the operations of our society.
In this way urban beekeeping become a tool for raising awareness among youngsters about social and environmental issues. We have a chance to organize monthly meetings with our youngsters from partner institutions.
During the summer of 2017 the youth groups of the organizations will gather together and exchange their experiences, learning process.
On this common meeting the members of the beekeeping groups can assist at the programs related to beekeeping. We are also planning to win teachers, social workers, cultural organizers, press and sociologists to support our work. If you would like to know more about the project or interested to take part into the local or international events than contact us or one of our partner organization.
Where you can connect:
- On every Thursday between 17.30-19.00we gather together and observe our community beehives. It is a free program to anyone, but if you would like to join please let us know through firstname.lastname@example.org email address 2 days before the occasion.
- About our further programs you can collect information on our FB page or here on our website. Share your idea with us!
- Pictures about our programs you can find here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/messzelato/collections/72157672352962095/
A non-governmental organization created by young artists who are dedicated to the topic of recycling and working on raising awareness around it's importance. In order to achive this goal they organize several international youth exchange and creative workshops.
rial and Error Kulturlabor (Berlin, Germany)
A non-governmental organization in Barcelona, which implement local projects such as community garden with the involvement of local youth and the elderly as well. They are organizing several program for the local society from nonviolent communication to tango courses. They have experience in beekeeping and cooperating with international youth.