On 22.11.2019 we participated in the United Nations Mini-Model event organized by UNSA Granada and the Andalusian Youth Institute, in which we talked about the new walls we have created in Europe and we should roper.
More than 35 young people participated in the event held in the red room of the Faculty of Law of the University of Granada
30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, EUROPA sees “new walls” in society that endangers democracy. Only 42% of the citizens of East Germany consider democracy as the best form of government
In Spain and Europe you can feel and see new walls of disappointment and anger.
Our response in this experience is that there is openness, tolerance and help.
“AIFED” addresses legal issues and raises awareness about the values of Europe in particular.
“AIFED” faces the current challenges facing Europe in the face of growing Euroscepticism and political disenchantment. For youth, the removal of new walls is the key to shaping the future of Europe. We saw how Grenadian youth are committed to democracy and freedom and to overcome these “NEW WALLS”
When a victim of violence needing help, advice or immediate protection breaks the wall of injustices around her, the first contact for help is an operator working in an anti-violence support center. Lot of empathy but also a qualified profile and strict procedures are asked to the person who takes in charge the request from the victim. Workers of any anti-violence support center –wherever its nationality- must be always open and prompt to listen, advice, provide legal and immediate support.
It – as many other jobs in the social care field- could be exhausting year after year. Workers could feel overwhelmed by the increasing numbers of femicide, abuse, violence against women even if they give all they can to help the sufferers and prevention campaigns. But also, they could feel harmless thinking at the long-time legal sentences requires to send the oppressor to prison and at the lack or not enough supports given to the families of victims.
This project with its four-international meeting (Italy- Spain- Slovenia- Poland) aims to create an International network among European anti-violence workers to make them compare their own National systems in order to exchange good practices and adopt the best ones in their country. In addition, it could be an enrichment to better analyze the problem of femicide from another cultural point of view to widen the knowledge of the problem to put into practice and experiment new tools in their protocol and in the awareness-raising anti-violence campaigns.
Violence is very important problem in UE, but not everybody knows how to protect it, how to help it.
– new methods of work with adult learners
– integrate the local environment to protect violence
– improve the educators’ and trainers’ skills
– improve the knowledge about different kinds of violence – against women, old people, in sport (stadiums), racism, hate speech etc.
– help adult in improving their personal and social competences
– exchange the experience between educators and trainers
The youth exchange brought together 8 youngsters from each of the partner countries. The aim of the YE has been to empower participants to develop sustainable tourism practices and create a space where they shared innovative tourism ideas that make use of the potential of their region.
The youth exchange offered an innovative practical approach and participants have developed practical abilities, proactive behaviors, creativity and organizational skills. The participants developed their business ideas in tourism during the mobility days.
The youth exchange made use of non-formal education methods. The workshops were implemented by each country group – the young people was supported by the leaders in implementing the workshops. The young people will receive further support from their sending organization in implementing their business plans at the local level.
We did a lot of activities about this fantastic proyect in memory of that fallen Wall and the new walls that we must broke, as our name says, this activities were, a “Protest March” about this New Walls that we have in Europe, we did it in the same way as the Berlin Wall protests marchs in the last century, sensitizing the polulation about this things.
We did there a lot of activities with politicians and students, showing to them how Europe problems are working in others countries of the community and how their own problems are working too.
Our idea was reflected in a 2-year schedule of the Project, divided also in four (4) semesters. Previously, the Committee had to answer the most crucial question: what does the entire European and much more the global community have in common, that already preexists in any local or regional environment and so it could be directly accessible? How any local cultural tradition could be the entrance to the history and culture of the whole humanity? Which monuments or historical figures of our Greco-Roman and Christian world could be presented as symbols of universal values? As the European school community living in the postmodern age do, we need to rediscover, share and rethink of our ancient, medieval and modern heritage? However, we are looking for the meeting point of all cultures, the simplest international language. It is no other than the Art itself.
Our schedule consists of four (4) major Semesters, each of which has its distinct requirements and goals. During a Semester, teachers and students will have to conclude a specific program (courses, workshops, educational programs etc.), which is to be presented afterwards through a festival and a scientific conference. All programs are addressed directly to the involved school’s community, but also to the broader community through the mass media and social media.
From New Walls Spain we have decided to take the start of the project by first carrying out an awareness exercise with ourselves.
In doing so, we tried to uncover what the needs of Spain were prior to the knowledge of the New Walls; and we conclude that the whole of Spanish society had a very serious problem and was the “ignorance” of the European Union and its work, its most recent history, the reasons for our accession to the union , that is, we consider that society as a whole has a great misinformation with respect to the union to which it belongs.
In this workshop we treat the following walls of Spain:
- Youth Work:
In which the attendees expressed great concern about the qualification of the Spaniards and the fateful labor market in which we find ourselves, so that for a young man it is almost impossible to find a job after finishing his studies. For them, this was a big problem that will have a huge impact on the future, so it is better to prevent a wall than to create it.
They encompassed the issue of education in a broader sense by publicizing the profound misinformation in which people live, not because they cannot access information media, but because the population has not been taught to think for themselves, they insisted much in which a great problem or wall was Spain was the education of its inhabitants.
Attendees consider prejudice the basis and problem of all the differentiation or identity problems of Spain, they agreed that Spain was a multicultural country, so all Spaniards should be tolerant with respect to other areas of Spain, since there are numerous prejudices or teasing that affect the unit, considered that the prejudice was not the wall, but the spark that produces it.
- Global Spain:
The attendees also considered that Spain is still beginning to globalize and that one of the country’s problems is that its inhabitants still had a mental wall that closed opportunities to open their vision, try new projects, etc.