Thirteen participants from the project Inclusion of African Youth in Europe took part in the next level of the project: a blog-writing and advocacy training at the IDEA NL headquarters on Friday the 10th of January.
Thirty debaters and judges participated in the competition that was part of the Inclusion of African Youth in Europe on Tuesday the 19th of November. The competition provided the debaters with an opportunity to immediately put into practice the skills they learned during the After Summer School the weekend before.
The exclusion of African youth in the Netherlands has become a burning issue. A recent Amnesty International report on ethnic profiling demonstrates that humiliating stop-and-search police practices apply predominantly to people of African and Northern African appearance. The Dutch National Ombudsman Alex Brenninkmeijer also warns of widespread discrimination and exclusion, and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights reports that discrimination rates are highest against the Sub-Saharan and North African migrants.
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.
Trainers from a number of youth organisations got together in the Roze Huis at the Draakplaats in Antwerp on the 4th of October for a new Mind your Wallet training. The participants were from day care centre De Tandem, home care centre Terra, and assisted independen residencew organisation Tangram.
The Czech Debate Association ADK organised the Open Gate Open and Debate Training in Babice over the weekend of September 20 to 22. The debate training was open to high school students from all over the Czech Republic..A total of 46 students participated in the event in the Open Gate Open Boarding School. The participants took part in one of two tracks: one for more experienced debaters focused on the Karl Popper Debate format and one for beginners who combined training with trial debates.
Are you interested in learning more about the position of African youth in Europe? Do you specialise in academic fields related to the subject, like economics, migration studies, sociology, political science or anthropology? Are you from an African background or do you regularly work with youth with that background?Then the IDEA NL project "Inclusion of African Youth in Europe" is made for you!
IDEA Amsterdam and the New Urban Collective Unchained project organised a debate training on Saturday the 1st of June focussed on the Netherlands' history of slavetrade. The twenty-five participating students had come from all over the country to participate in the workshop. While their debate experience differed, they shared a common interest in the topic.The participants of training came from many diverse backgrounds.