Youth Debates

Youth for Human Rights: Youth Debates about Human Rights

This project was created from the reality that youth has to face everyday. Increasingly, social marginalization and obstacles due to globalization take place, which is a major challenge to co-existence. There is also a noticeable disregard for democracy and institutions, endangering peace in society.

This new project consists of a set of activities aimed at promoting learning, debating and critical thinking among young high school students.

The three main fundamental pillars established on this project are: training, awareness and promotion of social participation.

Project phases:

1. Four training workshops in:

  • Human rights
  • Gender equality
  • Tolerance and non-discrimination
  • Citizen coexistence

2. Guided tour to Reina Sofía Museum, where the impact of war and the importance of human rights will be analyzed with the students, using art as a learning tool.

3. Gymkhana, which would consists of a round of discussion and knowledge test by teams.

The tests would consist of:

  • “Strasbourg Session. Plenary of the European Parliament”. Methodology: Role-playing. Location: Seat of the European Institutions. Sala Europa Madrid.
  • “The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union”. Methodology: Round of quick, dynamic questions and a final debate led. Location: Office of the Ombudsman.
  • “For equality between women and men”. Methodology: Text analysis. Location: Madrid City Counci.
  • “Youth on the Move”. Methodology: Workshop and drafting of European initiatives. Location: INJUVE headquarters.
  • “The Sakharov Prizes”. Methodology: Time trial. Team work and graphic questions. Location: Paseo de la Castellana.
  • “Know Your Rights”. Methodology: Time Trial. Teamwork. Word Thread. Location: Headquarters of the International Youth Organization.

Youth Debates about Human Rights

Open next call for April-June 2020. Those schools from the Region of Madrid interested in participating please contact the following e-mail address:

helsinkiespana@helsinkiespana.org

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