Camp Program

Camp Program

Our Climate Camp is located next to the railway station in Pratteln (Baselland) at the Gallenweg 8. We are looking forward to meeting you soon!


03.08.2018 | Friday

13:00: Common journey to the camp from Basel: Meeting point: de-Wette Park, Elisabethenstrasse 45, 4051 Basel. Join us on the way to Pratteln where the camp will take place! We will get there by Bike or by train!

14:00: Building up the camp in Pratteln: Togheter we will buil up our Camp! Meeting point: Area „Zentrale“ in Pratteln, Gallenweg 8, 4133 Pratteln, right next to the railway station.

19:15-20:00: Dinner

20:00-22:00: Building up the camp / get organized / exchange ideas / plenary session

22:00: Concert: Hermanos Perdidos


04.08.2018 | Saturday

09:30-10:30: Breakfast

11:00-13:00: Building up the camp

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-18:00: Building up the camp

18:15-19:15: plenary session

19:15-20:00: Dinner

20:00-22:00: Living the good life


05.08.2018 | Sunday

09:30-10:30: Breakfast

11:00-13:00: Building up the camp

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:30: Builiding up the cam

14:00-18:00: FLINT*-Creative Space

16:00-18:00: Common Ground: An exhibition of “Ways out”: The “Common Ground” is an afternoon of getting together, networking and an opportunity for different groups, all working towards social, economic or environmental change, to get to know each other. It is a platform to learn from each other, to connect our struggles and to build a basis for working together more closely in the future. During the Common Ground you have the possibilities to present your projects to a bigger audience, to encourage new people to engage with you and to let others learn from your experience and expertise. We from the climate camp and the climate games are looking forward to learning from your knowledge and to build on your experience.

18:15-19:15: plenary session

19:00-21:00: FLINT*-plenary session

19:15-20:00: Dinner

20:00-22:00: Discussion and Talk about diffrent movements


06.08.2018 | Monday

09:30-10:30: Breakfast

11:00-13:00: Action Training: Tripods, Lock-on’s and actions on the water

How can I safely and effectively block a street, gate or intersection in a direct, non-violent action? What actually are lock-ons and so-called “Tripods”? What can you use them for and how to most skillfully handle them? In the beginning of the workshop, all participants will decide together which of the three topics tripods, lock-on’s or actions on the water are the most exciting for the group. This follows a brief, rather theoretical introduction to the operation and scope of these blockade techniques, and afterwards they are tried out and practiced together.

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:30: Open Space: You and /or your group have always wanted to design a workshop and make your knowledge available to an audience? You always wanted to discuss a burning issue with other people and exchange thoughts? Or you just want to dream together about the future? Then the open space is the exact right place for you! Contact us at info@climategames.ch or directly at the camp with your idea and we will complement the program on an ongoing basis. We communicate your workshop at the camp and try to mobilise people for it. Be there and contribute!

16:00-18:00: Workshop with Rudolf Rechtsteiner: Nuclear power does not save the climate! How does a 100% renewable energy system work?
In den letzten Jahren sind Solarstrom und Windenergie immer billiger geworden und befinden sich weltweit auf einem Siegeszug. Aber woher kommt der Strom, wenn die Sonne nicht scheint und der Wind nicht bläst? Und wie erreichen wir eine Mobilität ohne CO2-Emissionen? Wie lässt sich heizen, ohne dass die Klimaerhitzung weiter ansteigt? Diese und weitere Fragen beantwortet und diskutiert der Basler Energieexperte und frühere Nationalrat Rudolf Rechsteiner.

18:15-19:15: plenary session

19:15-20:00: Dinner

20:00-22:00: Workshop with Georg Klingler: Climate politics in times of a climate crisis – three decades left to zero emissions

Scientific consensus and global decision: In order to avert worse climate crises and human rights violations, we must completely revamp our current economic system. Zero oil, zero gas, zero coal, zero land degradation and deforestation, zero animal-based agriculture – everything that causes greenhouse gas emissions must stop. But how do we manage the turnaround? Politics and business continue as before – as if there were no zero emissions targets. Obviously, there is no pressure from civil society. How do we strengthen the climate movement for the political turnaround? Georg Klingler, campaigner at Greenpeace Switzerland, presents the plans for a broadly based so called “glacier initiative” and wants to discuss with the participants in the discussion how we can turn a vision that is insignificant for Bern into an assertive climate movement.


07.08.2018 | Tuesday

09:30-10:30: Breakfast

11:00-13:00: Action training: How to do a small group action?

Which (also low-level) small group actions are possible? How can such an action take place and which tasks are there? The workshop will share skills to plan your own actions.

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:30: Open Space: You and /or your group have always wanted to design a workshop and make your knowledge available to an audience? You always wanted to discuss a burning issue with other people and exchange thoughts? Or you just want to dream together about the future? Then the open space is the exact right place for you! Contact us at info@climategames.ch or directly at the camp with your idea and we will complement the program on an ongoing basis. We communicate your workshop at the camp and try to mobilise people for it. Be there and contribute!

16:00-18:00: Workshop with Communication Collaborative (KoKo): Deciding Together – Consensus Finding
Every day, decisions have to be made in groups. In many cases, decisions are taken by majority vote without weighing up the advantages and disadvantages of this method. An emancipatory alternative is consensus: the art of joint decision-making. Concerns and needs are all heard to make the best decision for each individual and the group. During the workshop, the consensus-finding process is explained to the participants in a theoretical and practical approach. For this we will reflect about: decision-making in groups as well as the framework conditions, the moderation and the hurdles of consensus decisions.

18:15-19:15: plenary session

19:00-21:00: FLINT*-Actiontraining

19:15-20:00: Dinner

20:00-22:00: Workshop with Axel Schubert: „Eco“ guidelines as unjustified ideologies: A Criticism of Sustainability & Co.

Action in relation to the „eco“ crisis has been announced since the 1970s. But why is there a real trend reversal missing? For this purpose, some of the common „eco“ images are criticized: Are they part of the problem? Are they maybe even stabilizing a non-sustainable world? It is explained what the prevailing approaches to sustainability, the „City of Short Paths“ and the „2000 Watt Society“ have an unjustified ideological character – which at the same time calms us down and depoliticizes us. What would it take for the mission statements to be conceptually conclusive? What does this mean for our everyday life, e.g. in the field of mobility? How can we rebuild our society instead of continuing to distract ourselves with feel-good labels? Input and subsequent discussion with Axel Schubert, city planner, sustainability critic, with experience in urban „environmental“ movements, planning administration and academic work.


08.08.2018 | Wednesday

09:30-10:30: Breakfast

11:00-13:00: Action Training: Tripods, Lock-on’s and actions on the water

How can I safely and effectively block a street, gate or intersection in a direct, non-violent action? What actually are lock-ons and so-called “Tripods”? What can you use them for and how to most skillfully handle them? In the beginning of the workshop, all participants will decide together which of the three topics tripods, lock-on’s or actions on the water are the most exciting for the group. This follows a brief, rather theoretical introduction to the operation and scope of these blockade techniques, and afterwards they are tried out and practiced together.

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:30: Open Space: You and /or your group have always wanted to design a workshop and make your knowledge available to an audience? You always wanted to discuss a burning issue with other people and exchange thoughts? Or you just want to dream together about the future? Then the open space is the exact right place for you! Contact us at info@climategames.ch or directly at the camp with your idea and we will complement the program on an ongoing basis. We communicate your workshop at the camp and try to mobilise people for it. Be there and contribute!

16:00-18:00: Workshop with CJA – Climate Justice Actions: International Climate Movement – by 2020weriseup

The climate catastrophe is a global matter that knows no borders. In this sense, it is important that the various movements connect their struggels and fight together for a good life for all. A rough overview of many actions & climate camps, that have taken place and are yet to come, will show how broad and diverse the climate justice movement is. The network CJA (Climate Justice Actions) from various small movements will present the campaign „by2020weriseup“ and invite you to think along, to discuss and to get active.

18:15-19:15: plenary session

19:15-20:00: Dinner

20:00-22:00: Workshop with Manuel Lehmann: For a change in society – Collaborative economies

What is the collaborative economy? And how can community-based approaches, originally from social work, be used to change our society? The input and the following discussion will outline how it is possible to work for the transformation of our economic system. Manuel Lehmann is the founder of “Thinkpact Zukunft” and co-founder of “Transition Zürich” and the “Ernährungsforum Zürich”. His book „Kollaborativ Wirtschaften“ was published by oekom, the largest publisher of sustainability in German-speaking countries.


09.08.2018 | Thursday

09:30-10:30: Breakfast

10:30-11:00: Infoplenary for the action days

11:00-13:00 Anti-Repression Workshop

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:00: Finding affinity groups

15:30-18:00 Action training (not just) for beginners and in the same time creative time and action preparation

Successful and safe actions require good preparation. Action trainings are therefore a central preparation tool, so we have invited action trainers from the network Skills4Action to discuss with you: How do I behave in stressful situations, how do I keep track and what is an affinity group? What options are there to decide together in a stressful situation and what do I need to know before I participate in an action of civil disobedience? Come to the action training and get new skills!

18:15-19:15: plenary session

19:15-20:00: Dinner

20:00-22:00: Action plenary with a short input about legal information


10.08.2018 | Friday

Action Day 1


11.08.2018 | Saturday

Action Day 2

18:15-19:15: plenary session

19:15-20:00: Dinner

20:00-22:00: Ceremony

ab 22:00: Party


12.08.2018 | Sunday

11:00-13:00: Brunch

13:00-18:00: Pack up the camp

14:00-15:30: Feedback and saying goodbye

19:15-20:00: Dinner

20:00-22:00: Movie


The program is continously updated.

FLINT* = Women, Lesbians, Intersexuals, Non-binary and Transsexual