Demarinuorten ja SONKin maailmanlaajuinen yhteistyöjärjestö IUSY (International Union of Socialist Youth) järjestää yhteistyössä Euroopan neuvoston kanssa opintokurssin, jonka aiheena on yhteiskuntien inklusiivisuus ja ääri-ilmiöiden ehkäisy. Kurssi järjestetään Unkarin Budapestissä 22.–28.4.2018.

Kurssilla otetaan yhteensä 30 alle 35-vuotiasta järjestöaktiivia. Demarinuoret ja SONK esittävät yhdessä kurssille yhtä osallistujaa (esityksen jälkeen valituksi tuleminen edellyttää vielä IUSY:n vahvistusta). Osallistujalta edellytetään englannintaitoa ja valmiutta matkustaa yksin ulkomailla.

Kurssin hinta on 50€ sisältäen majoitukset ja ruokailut. Euroopan neuvosto korvaa kurssilaisten matkakulut jälkikäteen, valitun osallistujan kanssa sovitaan erikseen matkalippujen tilaamisesta.

Hae osallistujaksi lähettämällä vapaamuotoinen hakemuksesi Essi Virtaselle (essi.virtanen@sonk.fi) viimeistään keskiviikkona 7.3.2018.

Alla kurssin kuvaus ja päämäärät.

Lisätietoja:
Jani Kykkänen
jani.kykkanen@demarinuoret.fi
+358 40 827 9779

Essi Virtanen
essi.virtanen@sonk.fi
+358 45 277 5070

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Description of the Study Session

We think that a society can only be sustainable when it has reached the level of an inclusive, multicultural, peaceful democracy, respecting the rights and freedoms of all its citizens, with special attention to the most vulnerable groups. We are indeed convinced that it is the treatment of the weakest groups that shows the level of democracy and peace in a society. One of the groups who are suffering most from social exclusion, isolation and a general lack of acceptance are refugees, today in particular from the most recent escalations of conflicts in the Middle East.

Despite the disturbing discourse of hate-speech present in many European societies nowadays, the issues of refugees and migrants have triggered actions of solidarity among many citizens, especially the young people, and in many countries the civil society has not failed, whenever it had the possibility, to react in order to provide for their decent treatment. At official level, some of the states and local communities have shown a considerable level of solidarity, starting programs for inclusion of refugees (especially children and youth) into the society. However, others have shown an alarming level of rejection, which has sadly found support from some of their citizens. Based on this we are still aware of the need for a comprehensive response, both holistic in policy approach and global geographically, when it comes to this issue which is currently affecting hundreds of thousands of people, many of them youth and children.

Through this Study Session, we aim to empower the young people dedicated to contributing to the social inclusion of (young) refugees by letting them explore the issues and come up with their own responses to the current challenges on the one hand while, on the other, giving them the tools for advocating and motivating more young people for this action. To be able to do so, we will first offer the participants the opportunity to explore the concept of identity, its meaning, structure, bases on which it is formed and importance for a young person and their development from childhood to adulthood. Furthermore, they will have the chance to analyze the issues of discrimination and multiple discrimination, understand their roots and come up with their own responses and proposal for solutions, which they will be able to disseminate and use to call upon more young people to join them in this struggle.
In addition, we will give them the tools for exploring the concept of a peaceful, inclusive, democratic society and the ways in which they can reach out to all its stakeholders in order to contribute to bringing it upon, strengthening and keeping it.

Finally, as an international movement, we will offer the participants and youth organizations the possibility to work in cooperation with each other, across borders within regions and globally, in order to enrich their struggle and reinforce their efforts towards peaceful inclusive societies all over the world.

Objectives

– Facilitate the participants in exploring the roots of discrimination and multiple discrimination and deconstructing them to develop means to promote social inclusion and human rights
– Empower the participants in their efforts to work with and for young refugees to help with their personal development and social inclusion
– Enable the participants to identify the main stakeholders in the society and develop their own methods and tools for reaching out to them to promote a peaceful, inclusive society and in particular the social inclusion of young refugees
– Assist young people and youth organisations to establish a platform for intercultural learning and joint international action aiming at the struggle for peaceful inclusive society and against all forms of discrimination and violence.

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