Who can attend the Act.ival for Future?

All young people aged 16 - 23 (exceptions possible) who are active in cicil society 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?

The applications for Act.ival 2023 will be open in Mid-December.

When will I find out about the selection results?

Shortly after the application deadline we will send you a mail with the results and further information.

Do I have to pay any costs?

The participation fee for Act.ival for Future is 20€. Travel costs, accommodation and full catering will be covered by the organizers.

When and where will the Act.ival 2023 take place?

Actival for Future will take place in Lübeck, Germany from May 4th until May 8th, 2023. 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 do I need to consider in terms of Corona?

Only people who have a valid EU-approved vaccination or recovery certificate can participate in the Actival for Future. The vaccine used must be one of those listed on the website of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut and include the specified doses.

Please keep in mind that the situation around COVID-19 can change quickly. We are monitoring the situation closely and will keep you posted about any adjusted hygiene rules.

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?

Based on your preferences in the registration form for the event, we will book the journey for you (either by train, bus, plane etc.). 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 04.05.2023. The programme starts officially on 05.05. in the morning. Only in exceptional cases participants can arrive earlier (or later). Official day of departure is 08.05.2023. The programme ends on Sunday, 07.05.2023 in the late evening.

I would like to come earlier, is this possible?

May 4th 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 earlier to Lübeck. 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 4th.