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We are delighted to announce that admission to the 10th Transparency School is open! :)

Apply today and celebrate 10 years of change-making with anti-corruption enthusiasts from all over the world!

More information below and @ www.transparencyschool.org
Jätkusuutlikkuse valdkonnas maailmamuutjatele on tulemas 21. aprillil Tehnopolis Roheliste Ideede Päev.
Osale, kui sul on rohevaldkonnas äriidee või soovid roheinnovatsiooni elluviijate meeskonda liituda.
Ürituse info: https://www.facebook.com/events/361870440963929/
Miks peaks midagi muutma? Tartu Karlova Kooli õpilane tabas naelapea pihta. Teeme selle surnuaia vaeseks kohaks!😇

DD Academy is a free, year-long development program for university students in Tartu and Riga, to help them became changemakers. https://ddacademy.net/

Operating as usual

26/05/2021

A good step towards the right direction! 17 000 citizens and environmental organizations brought the court case against the oil giant and won today.

Learn more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57257982

A good step towards the right direction! 17 000 citizens and environmental organizations brought the court case against the oil giant and won today.

Learn more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57257982

18/05/2021

Despite the hardships of the year, the DD Academy group in Tartu successfully reached the finish line with the program! 🎉

Congratulations to all of the participants and a big thank you to all our volunteers and partners for overcoming the extra difficult challenges this year!

We'll meet the next participants in Tartu and Riga in September 2021!

Despite the hardships of the year, the DD Academy group in Tartu successfully reached the finish line with the program! 🎉

Congratulations to all of the participants and a big thank you to all our volunteers and partners for overcoming the extra difficult challenges this year!

We'll meet the next participants in Tartu and Riga in September 2021!

10/05/2021

It’s impossible to prevent forces of nature from emerging. But it is possible to take control in minimizing the social and economical damage by predicting upcoming natural disasters. Scientists are now turning to NASA satellites.🌏Using satellite imagery and monitoring changes in ground temperature, volcanic eruptions can be predicted months or even years ahead before occurring! ⛰

Learn more: https://www.wsj.com/video/how-nasa-satellites-can-help-predict-volcanic-eruptions-and-limit-damage/A1B3BC5A-EE72-4111-BA71-296FA29F27BE.html?mod=science_list_pos1

It’s impossible to prevent forces of nature from emerging. But it is possible to take control in minimizing the social and economical damage by predicting upcoming natural disasters. Scientists are now turning to NASA satellites.🌏Using satellite imagery and monitoring changes in ground temperature, volcanic eruptions can be predicted months or even years ahead before occurring! ⛰

Learn more: https://www.wsj.com/video/how-nasa-satellites-can-help-predict-volcanic-eruptions-and-limit-damage/A1B3BC5A-EE72-4111-BA71-296FA29F27BE.html?mod=science_list_pos1

05/05/2021

Space has always captivated human minds. Most of history this captivation has been hypothetical, but now we might actually be able to move to other planets. But should we? For example, should we colonize Mars?

👍 - First, we should fix the problems we've caused on this planet
😢 - No, it's a waste of resources
❤️ - Yes, humanity has no future without space colonization
😯 - No, we would fail there the same as here
😂 - Yes, others should go

Comment below if you want to elaborate the reasoning behind your choice or add an option that isn't there.

Space has always captivated human minds. Most of history this captivation has been hypothetical, but now we might actually be able to move to other planets. But should we? For example, should we colonize Mars?

👍 - First, we should fix the problems we've caused on this planet
😢 - No, it's a waste of resources
❤️ - Yes, humanity has no future without space colonization
😯 - No, we would fail there the same as here
😂 - Yes, others should go

Comment below if you want to elaborate the reasoning behind your choice or add an option that isn't there.

03/05/2021

Millions of tons of food is discarded every year around the world. If we were somehow able to decrease that amount, we could be looking at some serious reduction in environmental degradation. There is a new idea to use digital price tags that automatically reduce prices for products approaching expiration date to encourage people to buy these. 😮 Furthermore, because of the electronic systems, workers don’t have to manually put different-coloured tags on the groceries, which helps to prevent stigmatization.

Do you think this is a good idea? Should this be applied in your country? 🙂

Read more about it: https://www.freethink.com/articles/digital-price-tags-dynamic-pricing

Millions of tons of food is discarded every year around the world. If we were somehow able to decrease that amount, we could be looking at some serious reduction in environmental degradation. There is a new idea to use digital price tags that automatically reduce prices for products approaching expiration date to encourage people to buy these. 😮 Furthermore, because of the electronic systems, workers don’t have to manually put different-coloured tags on the groceries, which helps to prevent stigmatization.

Do you think this is a good idea? Should this be applied in your country? 🙂

Read more about it: https://www.freethink.com/articles/digital-price-tags-dynamic-pricing

26/04/2021

The whole world is beginning to realize that more needs to be done to combat the worst impacts of climate change. But what do you think is the most important step needed?

👍 - Government support for renewables
😂 - People should change their practices
❤️ - Regulations to curb fossil fuel industry
😯 - Culture change in society
😢 - Market forces will solve it
😡 - We shouldn’t do anything

Comment below if you want to elaborate the reasoning behind your choice or add an option that isn't there.

The whole world is beginning to realize that more needs to be done to combat the worst impacts of climate change. But what do you think is the most important step needed?

👍 - Government support for renewables
😂 - People should change their practices
❤️ - Regulations to curb fossil fuel industry
😯 - Culture change in society
😢 - Market forces will solve it
😡 - We shouldn’t do anything

Comment below if you want to elaborate the reasoning behind your choice or add an option that isn't there.

08/02/2021

DD Academy weekend

Just a small peak behind the doors of the DD Academy program during covid-times. Not quite the same, but not entirely different either :)

26/01/2021

Education is one of the most important values as it’s the basis of creating sustainable societies. 👩‍🏫 This, of course, comes through constant enhancement - developing smarter ways for better and more efficient systems. During the pandemic, we know for a fact that long-distance studying and teaching has a great effect on education. But although a lot of students are in difficulty of maintaining their ability to succeed in their studies as the lack of contact and almost non-existing practical work has made them manage great workloads, online studying has prevented total shut-down of education. In fact, the positive thing is that it has brought more flexibility. But in a broader level the questions amidst the pandemic is that will it lead to long-term changes in education or will we continue where we left? What do you think?

Education is one of the most important values as it’s the basis of creating sustainable societies. 👩‍🏫 This, of course, comes through constant enhancement - developing smarter ways for better and more efficient systems. During the pandemic, we know for a fact that long-distance studying and teaching has a great effect on education. But although a lot of students are in difficulty of maintaining their ability to succeed in their studies as the lack of contact and almost non-existing practical work has made them manage great workloads, online studying has prevented total shut-down of education. In fact, the positive thing is that it has brought more flexibility. But in a broader level the questions amidst the pandemic is that will it lead to long-term changes in education or will we continue where we left? What do you think?

09/12/2020

It's no news that the World is facing troublesome times. 🌏 The restrictions that the pandemic has caused are not only affecting our everyday life but will as well be a big part in forming our future. Individual and collective costs as economical changes and mental health troubles are to some degree inevitable at this point.

Acknowledgement of the long-term mental health impact the pandemic is going to leave on our society should be used to rethink and manage the systems and funding of mental health institutions. Meanwhile it isn’t less important to relieve our stress by connecting with people as much as possible, on the other hand limit the usage of social media and news sources and spend more time in the nature. 🌳

If you're having any kind of difficulties in regards of mental health, here are some places you can turn to in Estonia:

🔶 Peaasi pakub noortele vanuses 16-26. aastat võimalust saada tasuta vaimse tervise alast nõustamist, mis eriolukorra ajal toimub videosilla vahendusel. Vaata lähemalt 👇
https://peaasi.ee/
🔶Lahendus.net pakub tasuta psühholoogilist nõustamist ja infot läbi veebikeskkonna ning tutvustab vaimse tervise valdkonda ja psühholoogilist abi. Vaata lähemalt 👇
https://lahendus.net/,

Let's take care of ourselves and others around us! 🙂

02/12/2020

Did you know that this century's water consumption has increased sevenfold? 😕 Even though there’s 7.8 billion of us here on Earth, the main problem isn’t that the number of users are increasing, it’s HOW we’re using water.

For example Mexico City, which is facing an existential water crisis, loses close to half of its drinking water to leaky pipes. We value water so little that we dump two million tons of sewage and agricultural and industrial waste into it every day.

It’s crucial to collectively change the ways we value the use of water on a broader level as industrial and agricultural management affects ultimately each and everyone of us. 💧

Here's a documentary to learn more about water crisis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C65iqOSCZOY&ab_channel=Netflix

30/11/2020

Domus Dorpatensis

We've got a Christmas vibe going on in the DD courtyard 🎄

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄

19/10/2020

One new DD Academy group in Tartu, one 🐕. We are happy to be able to launch a new season with an inspiring group of young people during these trying times! 🌍

13/10/2020

So we've launched a new series about changemaking. Every week we post one idea on how to do it better, based on our experiences We hope you'll find good ideas and inspiration from it! 🌍

A DD series about the principles of changemaking. Sometimes inspiring, sometimes depressing - just like shaping a better world is.

ddacademy.net 22/09/2020

DD Academy

Today is the last day to apply to DD Academy!

You only regret the programs you didn't apply to. Or something like that. Because the time to do something important with your life is now. The world needs changing and you can play a role in that.

Make it so: https://ddacademy.net/

ddacademy.net Challenges are activities that pull you out of your comfort zone, test you and give you practical experiences. Everything else in our program is meant for preparing you for these challenges.

17/09/2020

DD Academy information evening

Learn about the program, our facilitators and more.

14/09/2020

Come find out if DD Academy is for you too!

Our information evenings are happening this week:
DD Academy info evening (Tartu)
DD Academy info evening (Riga)
DD Academy info evening (online)

Please wear a mask to the events!
Meet you soon :)

11/09/2020

Please wear a mask

For everyone attending our information evenings next week - please wear a mask for the safety of yourself and others. Thank you!

inc.com 09/09/2020

New Harvard Research: To Be Successful, Chase Your Purpose, Not Your Passion

Don't know your purpose? Come find it in DD Academy! 🌍

inc.com New studies shows purpose gives you resilience, and that's what will get you ahead.

07/09/2020

Please help us find the young people who could be the next generation of changemakers 🌍

We are offering a free program to students in Tartu and Riga to help them develop themselves and understand better how to solve complex issues in the world.

The easiest way to help us is to share this post. We are also very grateful for inviting students to our information evenings: (1) DD Academy info evening (Tartu) (2) DD Academy info evening (Riga) (3) DD Academy info evening (online).

Most people find us when someone they know recommends them to check us out. So be that someone and help us change the lives of a new group of young people in Latvia and Estonia :)

Thank you!

More information: https://ddacademy.net/

20/08/2020

Become a changemaker in DD Academy

This is your world too.
What will you do?
Who will you be?

Find out.

Become a changemaker in DD Academy.
Learn more and apply: https://ddacademy.net/

#changemakers

07/06/2020

Getting ready for our next season in Latvia and Estonia! 😊

12/05/2020

We have been nominated for two BE MORE. awards this year! The organisation of the year and the organisation with the biggest impact. Yay! 🏆

The award ceremony is on the 27th, so lets cross our fingers :)

04/03/2020

NULA inkubaator alustab oma viiendat hooaega ja otsib mõjusaid lahendusi! NULA inkubaatoris saavad kokku kodanikualgatus ja eraettevõtlus, et kasvatada ideedest tõeliselt toimivad sotsiaalsed algatused.

Osale NULA inspiratsiooniõhtul Tartus ja uuri lähemalt võimaluste kohta: NULA Tartus: Kuidas lahendada ühiskondlikke probleeme?

[01/08/20]   We have many organisations to thank for supporting us in 2019 ❤️

Domus Dorpatensis Guest Apartments
Tartu linn
Riga Graduate School of Law
Lux Express
Tartu loodusmaja
TÜ psühholoogia instituut
Scoro
UT Startup Lab
Noored Kooli
Arvamusfestival
Hea Kodanik
Tartu Toidupank
Johannes Mihkelsoni Keskus
Eestimaa Looduse Fond
Üliõpilaskonna Sihtasutus
DD StratLab

We couldn’t do what we do without you!

14/10/2019

Our programs have launched in Tartu 🇪🇪 and Riga 🇱🇻 (for the first time ever in Latvia)!

We've got great groups in both countries and are very happy to work with all of these cool young changemakers 🌍

We also wanted to thank everybody who made this happen! We couldn't have done it without the support of our friends who spread the word about the program, our sponsors and partners and of course the 27 volunteers who are working every day to bring the programs to life 🥰

20/09/2019

Changemaking in action around the world today! 🌍🎉

There are NO pictures to do this justice. Early numbers say 400’000 across Australia. 100’000 in Berlin. 100’000 in London. 50’000 in Hamburg. And preliminary number in Germany is 1,4 million people!!! But it’s beyond huge everywhere!!!! In every city. Every town. This picture is Sydney, Australia. Together we are changing the world. #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike

20/09/2019

Today is the last day to apply to DD Academy!

This is it. Stop waiting for your letter from Hogwarts. This is your chance. Take the leap! Apply to our program and become what you were meant to be! https://ddacademy.net/

19/09/2019

Latvian gif

Latvia! We have no idea what's happening in this gif, but we do know that tonight is the last information evening in Riga! So, if you're interested in the program or know anyone else who could be - this is your last change to meet us live!

Meet us at: DD Academy info evening (Riga)

16/09/2019

Roses are red.
The climate is changing.
This is not a poem.
Don't let your future be stolen.

This is your world.
Be the change you want to see in the... world.
Rhymemaking is hard.
Changemaking is hard(er).

We don't teach poem writing (obviously 😄), but we do help young people figure out how they can best have a positive impact on the world.

So don't wait. You can make a change. And maybe better poems too. Apply today: https://ddacademy.net/

11/09/2019

Meidki leiad täna OLE ROHKEM Tudengimess 2019 telgist!

Tule ütle tere, küsi küsimusi ja veeda muidu mõnusalt aega toredate inimestega :)

Juba täna, algusega kell 12:00, leiate mitukümmend tudengiorganisatsiooni tutvustamas oma tegemisi Raekoja platsile püstitatud telgist! 🏟

Tule ja piilu, võida auhindu ning lahku meie juurest
⚬ rõõmsa tuju 😊
⚬ täis koti 🎒
⚬ ning uute kontaktidega! 🗓✍️

08/09/2019

With 5000 followers on our page, who needs participants in the program anyway :D

Well, we do, actually. But with the combined network of the 5000 of us here we can definitely find the 35 young people in Riga and Tartu!

Please invite friends to our info evenings tomorrow: DD Academy info evening (Riga) ja DD Akadeemia infoõhtu (Tartu). Thank you for your support!

Information about the program and applying:
https://ddacademy.net/

06/09/2019

Our teams are ready for the new season! 🇪🇪🇱🇻

02/09/2019

Please help us find participants to DD Academy programs in Tartu and Riga!

We offer practical experiences and skills to complement academic studies for students who want to have a positive impact on the world. The program is free of charge!

The easiest way to help is to share this post or tag someone in the comments. We are also very thankful for inviting potential applicants to our info evenings: DD Akadeemia infoõhtu (Tartu) and DD Academy info evening (Riga).

We are grateful for any kind of help :)

Find information about the program and apply here (deadline: 20.09.2019): https://ddacademy.net/

12/08/2019

Latvia, meet DD Academy!

DD Academy is waiting for fall, but it's not the colder weather we crave. We have worked hard all summer and done our best to keep a secret (and it's a huge one 😉).
Now it's time to tell - cue the drum-roll.
This fall! DD Academy is coming to a town near you!
We are opening a new DD Academy program in Riga, Latvia (in English)!

We are ecstatic, euphoric, thrilled, overjoyed, delighted and jubilant. Basically really happy. 😊

We are also continuing with an Estonian program in Tartu, but we're taking a one year break with the English program there.

If you have read this far, you must be a friend of ours.
You can also help us on this amazing journey - we are looking for Latvians in Tartu and Estonians in Riga, who could help us a bit with communication and some other details. Also for NGOs in Riga that we could cooperate with.

So tag yourself, a friend, a friend of a friend or a cool NGO.

Learn more: https://ddacademy.net/

Youth development program

DD Academy is a free, year-long development program for university students in Tartu, Estonia and Riga, Latvia. We help young people become the best versions of themselves and learn the skills for developing democracy.

9 real-life challenges

Challenges are activities that pull you out of your comfort zone, test you and give you practical experiences. Everything else in our program is meant for preparing you for these challenges.

Online learning with 4 courses

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