Events in LT
In order to reach different project target groups variuos events are planned – trainings for school children; Game Changers’ Workshops; Fair Trade fair; Fair Trade Booth at popular festivals; series of events in shopping centres; international conference etc. Photos from events you can find here.
Trainings for pupils
The goal of the trainings is to present the Fair Trade to pupils in an interesting and appealing way and to encourage young people to reduce poverty in developing countries through every day shopping.
The trainings consists of two parts. First, pupils are asked to carry out a practical task (a small educational research). As part of their task, pupils visits local shopping centres or e-shops and check which Fair Trade products are available. The second part consists of the actual non-formal training event: presentation of research results by pupils, demonstration of cartoons, interactive educational game “Build a school in Kenya with FAIRTRADE” and discussions on Fair Trade.
Fair Trade Booth
The Fairtrade Pavilion has already visited the following music festivals:
- Varom party, 11-13 July 2014, Dainų slėnis, Varėna
- DEVILSTONE Open Air, 18-20 July 2014, Dainuvos slėnis, Anykščiai
- Galapagai, 24-25 July 2015, Zarasai
- Granatos LIVE, 31 July – 2 August 2015, Rumšiškės
- Purpurinis vakaras, 14-15 August 2015, Anykščiai
Screening of cartoons
The purpose of screenings: to make the audience of cartoons aware of the main principles of Fair Trade and encourage them to choose the products of FAIRTRADE.
The screening of cartoons about Fair Trade takes place in a popular downtown cafe for a half of a day. Invited guests arrive on time. In order to reach wider audience of participants volunteers are inviting passers-by to participate in a screening.
When there is a group of 8-10 persons gathered, three cartoons about Fair Trade are briefly introduced and viewed. After preview, people get cup of FAIRTRADE coffee and can taste FAIRTRADE chocolate. After the tasting, the audience is invited to play the BINGO game of Fair Trade in order to reinforce the newly acquired knowledge. Winners get the bags from FAIRTRADE cotton.
Fair Trade Stand in BAF Fair
Fair Trade welcomed visitors of the Baltic Food and Beverage Fair BAF that took place on 6-8 November 2014.
Those who visited the stand of Fair Trade had an opportunity to get knowledge of various Fair Trade certification marks, see the examples of the Fair Trade products on sale in Lithuania, try FAIRTRADE certified coffee and sweets, win gifts.
Pictures from the fair are available below. More pictures: facebook.com/rinkisFAIRTRADE
Events in shopping centres
During the campaigns of Fair Trade, people were encouraged to look for the products of Fair Trade and find out how their daily choices can change lives in developing countries.
Participants of the campaigns were also able to taste FAIRTRADE chocolate free of charge and win gifts – cotton bags and shirts from FAIRTRADE cotton.
The campaigns took place on 20-21 November 2014 in the shopping and entertainment centre Panorama at Saltoniškių street 9, Vilnius;
13-14 December 2015 in the shopping and entertainment centre Akropolis at Ozo street 25, Vilnius.
The Lithuanian Consumer Institute invited representatives of youth organisations 2 October 2015 and 30 January 2016 to a Gameschanger Workshop where they were briefed about the Fair Trade system and invited to work together developing ideas to build public awareness of alternatives to traditional trade.
Date: 29th of January 2016, Vilnius
The purpose of the conference is to introduce business companies, municipalities, governmental and non-governmental organizations with Fair Trade: opportunities, pros and cons and its influence to development cooperation.