Youth in Politics – Discuss to Act

Youth in Politics – Discuss to Act

Youth in Politics – Discuss to Act

Training Sessions for Youth Military men and women in Political parties

On July 7th, ISCTE (University Institute of Lisbon) hosted the training session entitled “Me @nd @thers: Discrimination and Inclusion of Migrants” within the framework of the training course: “Youth in Politics: Discuss to act “. This session was created from AIDGLOBAL’s project Young People in Politics: Participate in Global Citizenship.

The training session is designed to promote Global Citizenship among young military men and women from political parties hoping that Development Education could influence their actions.

The session was taught by Andreia Alves, a specialist in International Development and Cooperation from ISEG. She facilitated the group dynamics and proposed the viewing of a short video. The session had the support of Noémia Pizzarro from ISCTE’s Center for International Studies, a specialist in European Union Law.

The training session aimed to introduce young people and military men and women to the discrimination and exclusion of migrants and the stereotypes and prevailing prejudices that impact society. It also hopes to make them think about how they can contribute to minimising these issues as citizens, organisations and their supporters by using a global understanding and a practical sense of various tools and instruments of political participation.

This session was a success as many groups were in attendance, such as young military men and women from political parties, youth associations, a member of FNAJ: National Federation of Youth Associations, and a partner of AIDGLOBAL, and young people with University degrees with interest in the subject.

The last session of the course will take place on July 21st, between 10 am and 5 pm, also at ISCTE (University Institute of Lisbon). The subject will be “Ensuring Human Rights: young people and housing issues”. There are still vacancies for this session, and registration is possible here: https://goo.gl/5FPECt.

The project Youth in Politics: Participate in Global Citizenship is promoted and organised by AIDGLOBAL (Action and Integration for Global Development) and co-financed by Camões (Cooperation and Language Institute, I.P.), the National Institute of Sports and Youth (IPDJ), the National Youth Council (CNJ) and the National Federation of Youth Associations (FNAJ).

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