AIDGLOBAL Campaign ― “We are on the way to a better world”

AIDGLOBAL Campaign ― “We are on the way to a better world”

AIDGLOBAL Campaign ― “We are on the way to a better world”

Mobilize young people for a fairer society.

Walking for a Better World is the slogan of the campaign carried out as part of the third edition of the Global Walk, an event that is part of the European project “Walk the Global Walk”, promoted by AIDGLOBAL in partnership with the Municipality of Vila Franca de Xira.

AIDGLOBAL ― Action and Integration for Global Development brought together young students and teachers from the municipality of Vila Franca de Xira with the goal of creating a communication campaign for the third and last edition of Global Walk ― constant action of the European project “Walk the Global Walk“, which seeks to increase the involvement of young people in the reflection, defense and promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which represent the global priorities for the 2030 Agenda, signed by more than 190 countries, in the context of the United Nations. In this year 2021, the third Global Walk is dedicated to the 16th SDG: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Under the theme “We are on our way to a Better World”, the campaign is based on the premise that the construction of a fairer, more egalitarian and sustainable world is inseparable not only from Education for Global Citizenship but also from the creation of moments of sharing and of dialogue on matters such as justice, peace, equality, tolerance and solidarity.

The campaign “We are on our way to a Better World” seeks, in this way, to reinforce the importance of mobilizing ourselves – all and all – for critical reflection on the global challenges described in the 2030 Agenda and for the active search for values ​​and attitudes that allow us to take steps towards a more sustainable, equitable and peaceful life for current and future generations. The educational response that we proposed, under the “Walk the Global Walk” project, represents a step in the construction of this path”, concluded Susana Damasceno.

The third and last edition of Global Walk, announced in the context of this campaign, takes place on June 2, between 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm, and takes place in two stages: one brings together students, teachers and other hikers who want to join them, in a virtual meeting hosted by the humorist Pedro Luzindro, and the other takes place, in person, in the Municipality of Vila Franca de Xira, to the sound of Sebastião Antunes and Quadrilha. The public is invited to walk with these young people, watching the event live, starting at 2:30 pm, through AIDGLOBAL’s Youtube page.

Under this project, actions such as Teacher Training, Educational Courses for Students, Youth Leadership Workshops and other awareness raising activities among peers (from youth to youth) have already been developed, with the aim of promoting youth leadership, so that, through their training as leaders, can inspire the change the world needs to see happen.

The “Walk the (Global) Walk” is co-financed by the European Commission – Education for Development Line – and by Camões – Institute for Cooperation and Language I.P. 12 countries are involved: Italy, France, Cyprus, United Kingdom (Country of Wales and Scotland), Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, 11 civil society organizations and 20 partner entities, including AIDGLOBAL, in partnership with the Municipality of Vila Franca de Xira.

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