Who can attend the Act.ival for Future?
All young people aged 16 - 23 (exceptions possible) who are active in cicil society or who want to make a change and live in a country that is a member of the Council of Europe, Belarus or Kosovo.
What does "active in civil society" mean?
Your engagement can come in different types and shapes, like e.g. member of a student club/ student council, Fridays for Future activist, mentor for children, sports group trainer, assistant for elderly people, member of fire brigade etc.
How can I participate?
Applications are closed, if you filled out the form before February 4th, expect an email with the results shortly after the selection deadline.
When will I find out about the selection results?
A few days after the application deadline we will send you an e-mail with the results and further information.
Do I have to pay any costs?
The participation fee for Act.ival for Future is 25€. Travel costs, accommodation and full catering will be covered by us.
When and where will the Act.ival 2024 take place?
Actival for Future will take place in Lübeck, Germany from May 2nd until May 6th, 2024. The venue of the event is going to be Media Docks (Willy-Brandt-Allee 31, 23554 Lübeck).
And the participants will sleep at DJH Jugendherberge Lübeck "Vor dem Burgtor".
What if I need visa for entering Germany?
If you need a visa SAME is going to cover any related costs. You will find more information about the process while registering. After registration we will come back to you with further information.
How do I come to Germany?
Depending on your country of residence, you can either travel by bus/ train/ plane or ferry to Lübeck, Germany. Please use the cheapest and most convenient connection based on your needs. After the event, we will reimburse any related travel costs. In exceptional cases (for example in case you absolutely cannot wait for the reimbursement), we can book the journey for you (based on your preferences in the registration form for the event). Approximately, one month before the event we will send you the tickets and your travel itenary via mail.
When shall I arrive in Lübeck and when is the departure day?
In general, the arrival day for the participants of the event is 02.05.2024. The programme starts officially on 03.05. in the morning. Only in exceptional cases, participants can arrive earlier (or later). In this case they will need to organize additional accomodation and pay any extra costs by themselves. Official day of departure is 06.05.2023. The programme ends on Sunday, 05.05.2023 in the late evening.
I would like to come earlier, is this possible?
2 May is planned to be the arrival day for all participants. In exceptional cases and if you are 18 years old or older, you can come to Lübeck earlier. If you plan to do so you would need to organize and pay for any extra costs (incl. additional accomodation) yourself. We recommend to arrive on May 2nd. Please note that SAME cannot provide accomodation before 2 May or after 6 May. If you want to arrive earlier in Germany or stay longer, you need to organize this by yourself. Please also note that we cannot reimburse any additional costs that might occur due to an extended stay.
What is the official language of the Act.ival?
The official language of the event is English. However, this does not mean that your English must be perfect. You should have basic English skills to be able to follow a discussion or to make yourself understandable.