The Leiden Debating Union and IDEA NL presented a second preview debate on the Inclusion of African Youth in Europe on the 30th of October in Leiden. Twelve young people with African roots or an interest in the topic participated in a training about debating, followed by a debate about inclusion and exclusion of African youth in employment and education.
The discussion focused on the role of parents and migrant commuties in the inclusion of African youth. The participants argued that parents have crucial influence on the inclusion of their children in Europe. Migrant communities sometimes look inward and do not keep an eye to the politics of the country they live in. Thus, parents and community can create barriers to integration.
The activity was a preview for the larger November project Inclusion of African Youth in Europe. If you are interested in the discussion of racism, inclusion and exclusion, join us for this project and register now! For more information and questions, contact Roeland Hemsteede.
The Inclusion of African Youth in Europe project is made possible with funding from Youth in Action, a European Commission youth fund.