Youth disengagement from formal education system is constantly being observed throughout Europe making it a continental phenomenon as numbers continue to grow. Young people are most often blamed for being a drop-out and or early school leavers (ESL). Many wonder when the social stigma attached to youth ESLs and young individuals who drop out of school will grow faint.
Throughout the month of October Eurodesk UK is running the Time to Move campaign, a collection of events for young people organised during October 2018. These activities will introduce you to the hundreds of possibilities through which you can go abroad and take part in an international project, explore Europe or gain experience you need for your future.
IARS is pleased to announce that the Time to Move T-shirt contest 2018 is back! If you are at least 13 years old and not more than 30, design a Time to Move themed T-shirt that best represents the spirit of the campaign, share it with Eurodesk UK and have a chance to travel around Europe by train!
The contest runs until 31 October 2018. After the closing, Eurodesk will choose one creation among participants aged between 13 and 19 and one creation among participants aged between 20 to 30 and announce them as winners.
On 3-5 October 2018, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia the second Intercontinental Youth Forum will be held on the topic of Youth Against Extremism . In February 2017, the Interfaith Dialogue on Violent Extremism (iDove) pilot project was co-launched by the African Union Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (AUC-CIDO) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to highlight the importance of the soft power of religion in the field of preventing violent extremism (PVE) through innovative youth-led approaches.
Friday marked International Day of Peace, an annual celebration of the landmark day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR states in Article 3 “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” Without the UDHR it’s likely the rights we now take for granted – to be treated with dignity and respect, to not suffer violence, discrimination or to speak our minds – would not have a protection of law that they have now under the Human Rights Act.