The European Coordination of JECI-MIEC has the great pleasure to invite all the national member movements/federations to nominate candidates for the Study Session “Looking at Immigration Through Human Rights Perspective”, which is taking place from 15-22 November 2009 in the European Youth Centre, Strasbourg, France.
The Study Session
- Gathers 35 students from different national movements in Europe (who are responsible on local, regional or national level) in order to share, confront and deepen their experiences and reflections.
- Analyses an actual social or cultural theme and discerns it through the “signs of the times”
- “Studies” the way this issue is present in the secondary school and university environment, the respective countries and in whole Europe.
- Reflects in a Christian perspective the consequences and responsibilities for students (individual) and student movements (society)
- Develops guidelines for action and work in the concrete reality of each movement and the European Coordination, based on the challenges of the reality perceived and the common reflections made.
The Study Session is targeted to both: Secondary and University Students.
The Study Sessions are organised in collaboration with the Council of Europe and take place in the European Youth Centres in Budapest or Strasbourg every year.
The Study Session “Looking at Immigration Through Human Rights Perspective”, aims to raise awareness and understanding of the responsibilities that students as Christians have in relation to human rights. It also aims to see the migration in the eyes of the human rights and to take an active role as human rights educators in their own milieu.
The objectives are following:
- to deepen the different approaches to Human Rights and the mechanisms for their protection
- to understand the reality of student immigration in Europe
- to analyse the different realities in the societies where participants are coming from and identify different forms of violation of Human rights regarding immigration such as intolerance, discrimination, disrespect, xenophobia
- to facilitate participants to find their individual approach to the Human Rights
- to reflect and identify the responsibilities that Christian Students have and their key roles as important agents in promoting and protecting Human Rights.
- to promote Intercultural Learning among participants
Deadline for sending the participants application form: 15 October 2009. Please find enclosed the Call for participants which contains detailed information on the Study Session, the Application Form for the participants and the planned timetable.