Participation for all

2017-04-07T20:52:26+00:00By |

Youth Social Commitment and Civic Participation “Our lives begin to end when we become silent about things that matter.” (Martin Luther King, Jr) While inclusion is a prerequisite for a functioning society, active participation of all its members is what allows every individual to represent others and be represented, and facilitates its constant change for [...]

Employment for all

2017-04-07T20:53:11+00:00By |

Pathways: Education-to-work transitions (Youth unemployment) “Employment is nature’s physician, and is essential to human happiness.” (Galen) Ensuring education for all is not enough if it doesn’t come along with the opportunity to work. Employment is not only crucial for self-sustenance, but is also correlated with self-realization, self-esteem and higher life satisfaction. However, about 20% of [...]

Education for all

2017-04-07T20:54:21+00:00By |

Leaving no one behind (Dropouts, NEETs) “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” (Malala) Education is a fundamental human right. Today, more than 70 million children of primary education age are not in school, and nearly 760 million adults are illiterate ( Education for all is the basis not [...]

Inclusion for all

2017-04-07T20:56:12+00:00By |

Migration and integration “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot, together we can do great things.” (Mother Teresa) A society cannot be such if there is no concrete effort to foster a process of integration among all its members. Today this is particularly relevant, with the increase in multiculturalism brought [...]

Intercultural dialogue

2017-04-07T20:57:31+00:00By |

Making the most of diversity “Intercultural dialogue is the best guarantee of a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.” (Robert Alan) We find ourselves in a juncture of history where solidarity, not isolation, communities, not ghettos, interdependence, not individualism are indispensable values toward building peace. In an increasingly growing global reality, intercultural dialogue is a [...]