Thursday, 24 July 2008

How Democratic are our Democracies?

A very interesting post on the breaking the ice blog
http://bettinasch.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-democratic-are-our-democracies.html

"Increasing participation through inclusiveness
Youth organisations play a key role in reducing the gap between where decisions about society are made and where they are implemented. We do this by being there both when decisions are made and when they are carried out. We are engaged in opening up political processes at all levels, and making them accessible to young people. Efforts to ensure equal participation are central to the work of many NGOs, who remain conscious of the internal atmosphere at meetings and in their structures, given that exclusion happens easily and is sometimes hard to notice unless specific attention is drawn to it. "

Is there an analogy for the inclusion of migrants to NGO´s? More to be discussed on the inter-culturalisation discussion group on the Vienna Conference