FCC is proud to be, again, partner through our Network YEU-International, in University on Youth and Development in Molina which was held in the period of September 21-28th.
UYD (University on youth and development) is an activity organized by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe (NSC) in partnership with the Spanish Government (INJUVE), the European Youth Forum (YFJ), the Spanish Youth Council (CJE), the Latin American Youth Forum (FLAJ) and other international youth organizations and youth serving organisations.
Since its first edition in 2000, the University takes place once a year bringing together representatives of youth organizations and youth movements from all over the world who gather in CEULAJ (Euro-Latin-American Youth Centre) to discuss, train and be trained as well as to take political action around the main issues on the global agenda.
The University is the oldest sister of the Network of Universities on Youth and Global Citizenship (together with the 3 others that have been organized in Tunisia, Cape Verde and Uruguay) that is facilitated by NSC.
In September2014, the University on Youth and Development celebrated its 15th edition, under the joint theme “Youth Opportunities” and renewed hopes and aspirations, objectives and challenges are shared between partners to reinforce this space as the home of the Global Education and of the Global Youth Movement.
The overall objectives of the UYD are to promote youth work development and youth participation as well as political mainstreaming of the youth related issues and youth policy development; to reinforce capacity-building of civil society organizations; to foster youth co-operation and Global Youth Work; and to promote human rights, intercultural dialogue and democratic citizenship as essential dimensions of global education.
Exercising our rights is a one year programme with the aim to build capacities of youth activists working on social cohesion processes in their communities by increasing the level of their skills and knowledge, and empowering them to act as multipliers on different levels (international, national and local). The main objectives of the annual programme are: The main objectives of this work plan are: to develop new tools/activities by using non-formal education as methodology in order to support young people’s understanding of social cohesion processes, in the creation of a society of equal opportunities, better understanding of different generations of human rights and struggle against discrimination based on personal characteristics; to motivate youth activists to develop and implement local actions, which would serve as examples of good practices; to ensure the transfer of innovations from European to national/local level and vice-versa by assuring the quality of the non-formal education provided.
Thirty participants from 15 countries around Europe and Africa have participated in trainings in Brussels, Belgium (April 2014) and Sremski Karlovci, Serbia (May 2014) where they have set the grounds for the process, developed new NFE tools and then tested them in local communities. In Mollina, youth activists , together with the team, evaluated the process, the activities and plan the follow up. Social cohesion is a process facing obstacles in many countries of Europe, as well as in the world. Since UYD gathers youth practitioners from around the world, it will be interesting to get their feedback as well and see if activities developed would be relevant for their realities as well. This way, innovations will not be implemented only on local/national but also on European/global level. Exercising our rights! Is supported as annual workplan by European Youth Foundation of Council of Europe.
Read more about the tools developped in the tools section Or Archive of the 2014 FCC-projects abroad