Movement/ Volunteer Weekend

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 19:00 - Sun, 07/12/2014 - 14:00

We would like you to join!

This is the opportunity to get to know CATAPA better, new and old CATAPA sympathisers! Also if you have always like to join CATAPA but not known how to join it is the right moment to make the connection.  It is also the place to get to know other volunteers next to soup and beer.

We will turn the work and the movement upside down and present and discuss the planned projects and strategies of 2015. But of course you are also welcome to join without making a commitment. If a speaker/ group of people will not be able to talk/discuss in English, then there is a possibility for whisper translation. 

Below the programme, which gives new information also for ‘old’ volunteers. We have also special guests that will inspire you and bring motivation !


·         Location: Jeugdpark Hoogland-DE BEUK, Oude Heerweg 109 , 9160 Lokeren
(1,5 km from train station Lokeren)

·         Subscription or more information  via info[at] before Thursday December 4th 10pm mentioning your name, adres, when you arrive and intend to leave again. After your subscription we will send you further details.

·         Price : 30 € for all weekend ( includes two  sleepovers and food) , you can transfer it to  979-5286178-71. If you stay shorter you pay of course  less accordingly .

·         Take with you two little presents for no more than 2€ for a traditional Santa Claus game the ‘  Sinterklaas dobbelspel’ !



Friday December 5th

20. 00- 20.30.

 Welcome and introduction by Charlotte Christiaens

20.30. - 22.00.

"A possible switch in resource exploitation in Latin America" 

Raf Custers:  Historian, Journalist, Researcher Groupe de recherche pour une stratégie économique alternative ( | 

22.30 - …


Saturday December 6th

8.30. – 09.45.



Brainstorm session about working groups within CATAP, tasks and plans for 2015:

Topics are amongst others: communication, education, volutneers, ovement, organisation and coordination, executive board, lobbying, research, Bolivia, Peru, Europe, language. 



10.45. – 12.45.

Continuation of the working groups brainstorm sessions,  towards tasks and agreements.  




Volunteer  management : old and new volunteers discuss best practices and the future  approach of CATAPA

15.50u. – 16.15u.


16.15u. -18.00.

Kicking off: Working groups meetings


SOMO about Eldorado gold and mining in Skouries (Griekenland)



and time to discuss what did not fit int o the programme!


22.00. - …

Free your head, dynamise get playful: surprise activity! 

FIESTA LATINA ( special edition with professional equiment ;-) 

Sunday December 7th

9.00 - 9.45.


9.45 - 11.55

Coordination team meeting : Everybody is welcome!

OR: In depth training Bolivia, case study. 

12.00 -  13.00.

Evaluation of the weekend, how further and cleaning ;-)

13.00.- 14.00.