Youth - Young people building Europe


2008

Diversity Youth Forum report




Alessio Surian, editor.
ISBN: 978-92-871-6356-1
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Synopsis

The Diversity Youth Forum was organised at the European Youth Centre in Budapest from 24 to 29 October 2006, within the framework of the "All Different -All Equal" European youth Campaign for Diversity, Human Rights and Participation.

It was decided by the European Steering Group of the campaign, with the purpose "to bring together, motivate and galvanise young people representing the diversity of minorities and majorities across Europe". The forum identified key issues and objectives related to diversity, human rights and participation from the point of view of young people.

The forum participants issued a Final Declaration with the conclusions and recommendations of the participants. This report documents the presentations and results of the debates during the four days of the activity.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: LEARNING THAT MATTERS
Conclusions by the General Rapporteur
The "All Different -All Equal" Youth Campaign
Background, Objectives and Working Methods of the Seminar

THE DIVERSITY YOUTH FORUM FINAL DECLARATION
STARTING POINT
A Campaign for Diversity,
Advocating for Diversity, Human Rights and Participation,

HOW “DIVERSITY” TRANSLATES IN TODAY'S EUROPE
Reasons for Campaigning for Diversity and Human Rights in Europe Today
The Problem with Diversity is it's so Diverse
Current Challenges to Diversity and Equality in Europe

WORKING GROUPS ON DIVERSITY AND DISCRIMINATION ISSUES/THREATS:
1. Racism and Xenophobia
2. Islamophobia
3. Homophobia
4. Romaphobia and Antigypsyism
5. Social Exclusion and Poverty
6. Migration
7.Antisemitism
8.Abilism

“PROMOTING DIVERSITY THROUGH YOUTH WORK”
- examples of projects addressing issues related to Diversity and Equality of Opportunities:
Deutsche Bahn Trainees Against Hatred and Violence
Diversity Youth Project in Flanders
Foreign Students' Rights Defence
World School and School Without Racism

THE EDUCATIONAL SCENARIO:
Recognizing the Unknown: Education and Approaches to Diversity
Revising Human Rights Education

WORKING GROUPS ON YOUTH WORK AND YOUTH POLICY RESPONSES:
1 .Youth Work
2. Education Concepts in Approaching Diversity
3. Participation and Integration Policies
4. Workplace, Labour and Corporate Responsibility
5. Advocacy, Political Work and the Legal System
6. Mainstreaming Gender and Gender in the Campaign

PERSPECTIVES FORTHE FUTURE:
The White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue
Activities Promoting Diversity: the Youth Field and the 2007 European Year for Equal Opportunities for All

APPENDICES
The Diversity Cafe
Programme
List of Participants