«From global to local: strategies and mechanisms for youth participation»

«From global to local: strategies and mechanisms for youth participation»

«From global to local: strategies and mechanisms for youth participation»

Training for Youth Technicians under the Project “Youth in Politics – Participating for Global Citizenship (2nd Ed.)”.

In European Youth Week, AIDGLOBAL celebrates the training of 27 Youth Technicians, today, even more capable of creating strategies to promote political participation around the priorities of Portuguese Cooperation and the 2030 Agenda.

The Training for Youth Technicians, under the theme “From global to local: strategies and mechanisms for youth participation”, took place on 20 and 26 May, between 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm, and brought together 27 participants in an online meeting, for a reflection on Education and Cooperation for Development, Global and Local Citizenship, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Digital Participation Mechanisms and also Local Action Planning.

On the first day, the action included the interventions of Clara Carvalho, Professor and Researcher at ISCTE, Bruno António, Coordinator of DYPALL Network and Bernardo Gonçalves, Founder and CEO of MyPolis. On the second day, the voices of Antónia Barreto, Professor and Researcher at ISCTE, Patrícia Alves, Superior Education Technician of the Vila Franca de Xira City Council and Iris Bagueiro, a young student from the same city, gave expression to the action.

When invited to evaluate the training, those present characterized it as inspiring, as an opportune occasion to create networking and also as an opportunity to learn about and share the work that municipal technicians are doing in their municipalities, in the area of youth.

The initiative was carried out under the second edition of the project “Youth in Politics – Participating for Global Citizenship”, and is the result of a joint action promoted by AIDGLOBAL, in partnership with the Lisbon Youth Center of IPDJ IP, the DYPALL Network and ISCTE.

“Involving youth in critical reflection on these issues is absolutely imperative and, for this, it is necessary that Youth Technicians assume the commitment to guide young people along this path that involves building a more inclusive, fair and sustainable society. “Our future, in our hands”, slogan of the most recent European Youth Week campaign, illustrates this idea well”, says Susana Damasceno, Founder and President of AIDGLOBAL.

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