Friday, 22 January 2016

Call for Applications: Humanity in Actin Fellowship Programs in Europe and the United States

Good afternoon everyone,

Humanity in Action invites students and recent graduates from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine and the United States to apply for their 2016 Fellowship Programs in Europe and the United States.

The Humanity in Action Fellowships bring together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.
Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.

Depending on the program, applications are due between mid and end of February 2016.

Call for Applications:
Please spread this call widely, we're looking forward to receiving many applications.

In case of any upcoming questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
Thank you,
all my best wishes,
Luisa Maria Schweizer

Program Director
Humanity in Action Deutschland e.V.
Kollwitzstr. 94-96  
10435 Berlin

Friday, 15 January 2016

Global Citizenship and Youth Participation in Europe - Report published by UCL Institute of Education, London

As part of the Schools for Future Youth Project, a major report has been published in January 2016 on the importance and relevance of a youth participatory approach to global citizenship education in Europe.

The report produced by Dr. Douglas Bourn, Director of the Development Education Research Centre, Institute of Education, UCL in the UK reviews current literature, policy and practice across Europe on how educational institutions are addressing the engagement of young people in global issues. It looks in depth at the evidence from the four partner countries in the Schools for Future Youth Project, Cyprus, Italy, Poland and the UK.

Global Citizenship has been recognised as an important component of education by UNESCO through the Sustainable Development Goals launched in 2015 and the recent Global Education Congress in Croatia.

A main theme of the report is the call for policy-makers and civil society organisations to recognise the different ways in which young people wish to engage in learning and taking action on global issues.

Whilst there has been considerable activity across Europe in encouraging youth engagement in democratic institutions, this report suggests that insufficient attention has been given to the linkages young people make between their outlook on the world, their personal and social identity and the ways they use areas such as social networking to engage in societies.

The report also suggests to teachers that they need to address and respond to the interests of young people in issues such as refugees and migration, climate change and global terrorism by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to effectively engage in these debates.

The report has also been produced to inform the practice of the Schools for Future Youth Project.

Accompanying the report are three briefing papers aimed at teachers, civil society organisations and policy-makers that provide a series of recommendations aimed at these three groupings.

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