Youth Debates

Youth for Human Rights: Youth Debates about Human Rights

This project was created from the reality that young people face today. There are more and more exclusion processes and more inconveniences that come from globalization. This is a new challenge for coexistence, there is a great detachment towards institutions and democracy, endangering peace in society.

This new project includes a series of activities designed to promote learning, debating and critical thinking among young high school students. The three main fundamental pillars established on this project are: training, awareness-raising and promotion of social participation.

Project phases:

1. Four training workshops in:

  • Human rights
  • Gender equality
  • Tolerance, non-discrimination and integration
  • Civic coexistence

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

3. School Gymkhana consisting of rounds of debates and knowledge test in teams.

The various tests will be on the following topics:

  • “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 Council.
  • “Youth on the Move”. Methodology: Workshop and drafting of European initiatives. Location: INJUVE headquarters.
  • “The Sakharov Prizes”. Methodology: Time trial. Teamwork and graphic questions. Location: Paseo de la Castellana.
  • “Know Your Rights”. Methodology: Time Trial. Teamwork. Word Roll. 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:

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