Young people gathered in Santarém discuss current events

Young people gathered in Santarém discuss current events

Young people gathered in Santarém discuss current events

The Workshop “Collaborative Leadership – A transformational path for the promotion of Global Citizenship” brought together a dozen young people at the Higher School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém to discuss issues such as equality between men and women, climate change, poverty, hunger and peace.

On the afternoon of March 30, the Workshop “Collaborative Leadership – A transformational path for promoting Global Citizenship” took place in Santarém. The initiative, promoted by the project “Youth in Politics – Participating for Global Citizenship (2nd Ed.)”, allowed, in collaboration with the Office of Social Responsibility of the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, bringing together a dozen young students from the Institute’s 5 Schools to promote reflection, critical thinking, teamwork and raise awareness of active local political participation, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Citizenship.

The Workshop was dynamic thanks to the use of methods of Non-formal Education (structured and participatory approach of social learning, which integrates voluntary and trainee-centred participation). It had as its agenda the reflection and discussion of key themes of the SDGs, such as gender equality, climate change, poverty, hunger and peace.

In the evaluation made after the event, the participants praised the way the initiative was conducted, relaxed, without taboos and with a great “openness to reflect on [the] various issues”.

This initiative is part of a Cycle of 5 Workshops, one per region of the country, focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals and Portuguese Cooperation.

The project “Jovens na Política – Participar para a Cidadania Global (2ª Edição)” (Youth in Politics – Participate for Global Citizenship (2nd Edition)) is promoted by AIDGLOBAL, co-funded by Camões, I.P. and has as partners the Conselho Nacional da Juventude (National Youth Council) (CNJ), Federação Nacional das Associações Juvenis (National Federation of Youth Associations) (FNAJ)Dypall NetworkISCTE Center for International StudiesInstituto Português do Desporto e Juventude (IPDJ)Lisbon Youth Centre (CJL), and the Municipality of Santarém.