Sharing Perspectives on 2018

With the end of 2018 in sight, we want to provide you with an opportunity to reflect on some of the big questions of the past year. Join us in this Virtual Exchange, for an intercultural experience with youth from all over Europe and the Southern Mediterranean.
Join the conversation in this Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange!

In this series of four conversations, participants will explore together what the impact of these themes has been on your personal lives, your communities or countries. You will be invited to share your opinion on these current issues and hear how your peers in other countries think and feel about it.

You can register for one, or more of the conversations. Each conversation consists of a 2-hour online meeting led by skilled facilitators. In addition you can connect with your peers and continue the discussion on our video platform, in your own time.

The live meeting takes place on the Zoom platform. Participants receive a link to join the meeting. To inspire a lively and diverse discussion, we invite participants to watch some bite-sized, thought-provoking videos before the online live conversations. During the online meeting, trained facilitators will foster an open, inclusive and engaging conversation!

Expected time investment for one conversation:

  • 10-20 mins of preparation (watching videos)
  • 2 hour online live meeting
  • 10-30 mins of participation on the video platform

 

Participation is free of charge to all youth between the age of 18-30, residing in one of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange programme countries.

All you need is a computer, an internet connection, a working mic and webcam and a healthy dose of curiosity!

In addition to English, these conversations can be offered in Arabic if enough applicants express interest.

 

Register for one, or more, of the conversations here >>>

I belong! Creating new identities in a time of im/migration

Wednesday November 28, 2018, 7-9pm CET or Thursday November 29, 2018, 4-6pm CET

Societies we live in are increasingly diverse as people uproot to new countries in search of safety or economic prosperity. But over the past year, the concept of ‘multiculturalism’ has become more and more contested putting tolerance towards ‘the other’ under strain.  

We begin this series by exploring the theme of belonging and identity in the context of migration and multiculturalism. Where do you call ‘home’? When does someone ‘belong’ to a country? Has im/migration had a direct impact on your own sense of belonging?

Join us to explore this fascinating topic! Share your perspectives with others and learn first-hand if young people from all over Europe and the Southern Mediterranean have similar experiences.

 

Registration for this topic has closed

2018: The year of populist winners?

Wednesday December  5, 2018, 7-9pm CET or Thursday December 6, 2018, 4-6pm CET

From Trump’s reign and the MAGA campaign to the Brazilian election of Bolsonaro. And from the success of Italy’s anti-immigrant party ‘Lega’ to the ‘Lebanese Forces’ party doubling its number of seats in parliament. 2018 has had its fair share of populist winners all over the globe.

A wave of anti-establishment politics that claims to speak for the people is growing in power. Taking an often nationalist agenda, their policies are reshaping our relationship to neighbouring countries and cultures. Many people seem to be attracted to this form of politics. So what is the appeal exactly?

In the second conversation in this series, we want to know what you think about the rise of populism and anti-establishment politics. Is it changing how politics is done in your country? Do you recognize a rise of right-wing politics or movements?

Join us for this challenging conversation to discuss the state of politics in 2018!

 

Registration for this topic has closed

One year later: What has been the impact of #metoo?

Wednesday December  12, 2018, 7-9pm CET or Thursday December 13, 2018, 4-6pm CET

The #metoo campaign took off in October 2017 with the aim to show the “magnitude” of sexual harassment experienced by women all over the world.  Over the past year, politicians, artists, athletes and public figures have been held accountable for sexual misconduct. Marches have been organized on a regular basis and public debates have been stirred concerning topics like consent and ‘victim blaming’.

But did this campaign lead to a real movement ‘on the ground’? Is it achieving its goals or uncovering more questions? And does #metoo actually result in changes for ordinary people?

In this conversation we will reflect on the #metoo campaign one year on. You will get the chance to discuss these questions (and many more) in a safe space, lead by skilled facilitators. Join us for this unique opportunity to learn and share experiences with peers from other countries and cultural backgrounds.

 

Wednesday November 28, 2018, 7-9pm CET or Thursday November 29, 2018, 4-6pm CET

Societies we live in are increasingly diverse as people uproot to new countries in search of safety or economic prosperity. But over the past year, the concept of ‘multiculturalism’ has become more and more contested putting tolerance towards ‘the other’ under strain.  

We begin this series by exploring the theme of belonging and identity in the context of migration and multiculturalism. Where do you call ‘home’? When does someone ‘belong’ to a country? Has im/migration had a direct impact on your own sense of belonging?

Join us to explore this fascinating topic! Share your perspectives with others and learn first-hand if young people from all over Europe and the Southern Mediterranean have similar experiences.

 

Registration for this topic has closed

Fast forward! What are your predictions for 2019?

Wednesday December  19, 2018, 7-9pm CET or  Thursday December 20, 2018, 4-6pm CET

Finally, we are excited to hear your predictions for the topics of tomorrow! What do you think will be the issues shaping 2019? How will BREXIT impact us? What will the European elections bring? Will we see new solutions or challenges regarding climate change or im/migration issues? But most importantly, how do you want to position yourself regarding these subjects in 2019? This conversation will be the perfect moment to share your final reflections on 2018 and set intentions for 2019 together with your peers!

 

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