Apr
25
Thu
Coordination Team Meeting @ Catapa vzw
Apr 25 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Coordination Team Meeting @ Catapa vzw

Our next Coordination Team meeting is taking place on April 25th! This is the time for you to have an overview of all events and updates from all working groups at once! Join us and find out more about our specific work in Latin America and in Belgium.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Apr
26
Fri
Doculatino Meeting
Apr 26 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Doculatino Meeting

Do you want to be part of our Doculatino crew? This is your chance to join an awesome team of engaged and enthousiastic people working together to organise our annual film festival Doculatino! There are many different possibilities for you to help out with, from choosing the documentaries, to working on communication and promotion, designing logos and posters… Feel free to find your spot and role withing the team!

Looking forward to having you on board!

For more information you can contact hannevanschoonbeek@hotmail.com.

May
9
Thu
Press WG Meeting
May 9 @ 17:00 – 19:00
Press WG Meeting

Do you like Catapa’s work and do you find it interesting and important? Do you have a passion for writing? Then this is THE working group for you! Join our international and multilingual Press WG and start developing and/or strengthening your journalism skills!

See you then!

For more information feel free to contact laura.garcia@catapa.be.

May
19
Sun
20km of Brussels for Catapa @ 20km de Bruxelles / 20 km door Brussel (OFFICIAL)
May 19 @ 10:00 – 14:00
20km of Brussels for Catapa @ 20km de Bruxelles / 20 km door Brussel (OFFICIAL) | Brussels | Belgium

Are you also running the 20km de Bruxelles / 20 km door Brussel (OFFICIAL) for CATAPA on May 19th? Sign up and become one of the CATAPA runners!

On May 19th, CATAPA runs the 20 km of Brussels to continue to fight for the rights of local communities that are victims of the ecological and social impact of large-scale mining; and to strive for a just society in which people and nature live in balance together. Do you want to join us?

YES! I participate!

Register on the website of the 20 km of Brussels (25 euro) and add yourself to the group of CATAPA (group name: CATA10946). Engage yourself to raise at least 50 euros in sponsorship for CATAPA.

For more information go to the official event of the race.

You don’t feel like running but you would like to give CATAPA a boost? Sponsor one of our runners! You can help by donating money on: BE49 9795 2861 7871, mentioning “Sponsoring CATAPA 20 km of Brussels (+ possibly: name of runner you want to sponsor)“. This donation is not tax deductible.

If you sponsor 50 euros of more you get a giftbox from CATAPA!*

Sneak peek van onze lopers: Charlotte Christiaens, Kim and Koen Claes, Iris Maertens and Niels De Vos! You can find more information about them here!

For more information and/or questions, feel free to contact kim.claes@catapa.be.

¡Vamos! For socio-environmental justice!

*To pick up in our office in Ghent.

Jul
3
Wed
Catapa at Power Shift 2019 @ Shaws Campsite Cudham
Jul 3 @ 17:00 – Jul 7 @ 15:00
Catapa at Power Shift 2019 @ Shaws Campsite Cudham

CATAPA is joining this power shift training that will take place in the UK in July. The training is organised by People & Planet (one of the partners of our current European campaign Make ICT Fair), Sweatshop Free, Fossil Free UK and Undoing Borders. Are you interested in joining too? We would love to have as many Catapistas as possible on board!!!💚

READ HERE THE OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION OF THE TRAINING👇

At Power Shift 2019, 150 students from across the UK and Europe will come together to understand social injustices and join the dots between them. Together, we’ll imagine the future we want to live in and leave confident to go about building it through campaigns on our campuses and in our communities. We’ll build the networks and link up our campaigns to maximise the impact of our student movement. Through expert trainings, we will develop the skills to campaign and win: campaign strategy, action planning, grassroots organising, building sustainable groups, media and communications, and so much more.

Sometimes the future couldn’t look more uncertain for young people, but our resistance is growing as we take on those driving the many crises of our time. Power Shift 2019 will give students the tools to campaign and win on the issues that matter as part of a radical national network.

Precarity defines our economic lives with low-paid and insecure jobs dominating the economy. But they’re fighting back with recent strikes against McDonald’s, Deliveroo and Wetherspoons. The rights of workers in global supply chains are degraded to profit a wealthy few. They’re organising to rid supply chains of modern day slavery. We face the hardening of borders, stigmatisation of immigration and the rise of nationalism worldwide. But communities are coming together to reject racism, support migrants and build solidarity across borders. Our higher education is expensive and increasingly exposed to neoliberal marketisation. But an almost decade-old student movement has condemned these reforms at every turn and made free education common sense for many.

The rent is too damn high and too many young people can never imagine owning a home. But we’ve seen a wave of rent strikes targeting universities and tenants unions taking on landlords. Parallel to all of these social crises is climate breakdown and our ecologically unsustainable economic system. Now, more than ever, we are waking up to the urgency of addressing climate change by fundamentally transforming our society so people and planet come before profit. Students are taking on the fossil fuel industry and are winning and grassroots resistance has stopped the UK fracking industry in its tracks before it began.

Over the 5 days of this participatory training you will:

Organise to win! Get the tools you need to channel your passion to fight injustice.

Join a network of student organisers! Get to know and learn from some of the most inspiring student organisers across Europe.

Explore the root causes of local and global injustice! It’s only by tackling the root cause of an issue that we will create lasting change.

Shape national campaigns! Feed into our national campaign strategy for our Sweatshop Free and Undoing Borders.

COST: £42 (including food for 5 days) and only if you’re an Early Bird and get your ticket by Monday 3 June, after that it’s £50.

ACCOMMODATION: bring a tent, sleeping bag, yoga mat and anything else you need to feel comfortable! If you want to apply for dorm space, please write to us at powershift@peopleandplanet.org.

ACCESS: the site is accessible, and we will seek to make reasonable adjustments for anyone who has concerns about site access. To discuss this in more detail, please contact us at powershift@peopleandplanet.org.

This event has been funded with support from the European Commission. This event reflects the views only of the organiser, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.