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September 12, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm CEST

Climate crises, extinction of species, wars and burnouts – all of these things have been warning us that we cannot go on living and acting in the way we have been until now. A good and sustainable life for all needs different ways of acting, learning, and treating ourselves, others and nature. As facilitators, we can contribute to fostering resilience and sustainable development: through our attitude, concrete practices and methods.

In this interactive and hands-on thematic workshop we will introduce you to the four dimensions of sustainable development (ecologic, social, cultural and economic), as well as to an up-to-date understanding of sustainable development, resilience and its connections. You will learn how to incorporate sustainability in your events and explore how to foster sustainable acting among participants. We will introduce you to the concept of hosting yourself and others and support you on the way to become a more sustainable and resilient facilitator.

This workshop consists of two three-hour-long sessions. It combines the components of impulse, analysis, group counseling and toolbox sharing. It is designed for practitioners, academics, civil society or public actors, who are interested in exploring sustainable and resilient approaches applicable to the fields of their work. The sessions will be balanced by stages of input, practical application, sharing, designing and transition to real life. We aim at embracing the knowledge in the room and supporting participants in creating personalized approaches for their fields of work.

This workshop covers:

  • deep understanding of concepts of sustainable development and resilience
  • interrelation between sustainability and resilience
  • practical application of both concepts
  • sustainability and resilience analysis of particular cases provided by participants
  • designing toolbox/ approaches for supporting sustainability and resilience
  • transmitting these approaches to the daily life and facilitation practice


Sebastian Wehrsig is passionate about socio-ecological transformation, people and nature. He works on-site, outside and online as facilitator in education for sustainable development, international co-creation and citizenship education. Currently, he fosters sustainable development, climate actions and socio-ecological transformation at Villa Fohrde, an educational house in Brandenburg, Germany. Before that, he worked at MitOst, for the German Parliament and has a degree in nature conservation and regional development (MSc). Sebastian enjoys hiking and spending time with family and friends in Brandenburg, the Caucasus and the Alps.

Nurana Mammedova has been working as a facilitator, youth worker, mentor, and youth programs’ coordinator and supervisor for the last decade. She is part of various trainers’ pools across the globe and passionate about non-formal education and the art of facilitation, which paved her way to working with thousands of social actors from Europe, Africa and Asia. She has expertise in trainers’ and mentors’ education, project management and citizenship education and youth work. She is a member of the Eastern European Network for Citizenship Education. At the moment she is a national mentor of EU4Youth Alumni Network, Leading trainer of Policy Lab and member of the experts’ team of the 100 million Stars Initiative. Her academic background includes global economics, international relations and human rights.


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