The Council of Europe is organizing in partnership with the European Union, a conference on "Poverty and Inequalities, Paradoxes in Societies of Human Rights and Democracy? - Proposals for an inclusive society". This event will be held at the Council of Europe's Palais de l'Europe in Strasbourg on 21-22 February 2013.
The Conference is open to all people interested in the issues raised including public authorities, researchers, NGOs and civil society organizations. Within the limits of available resources, the Council of Europe will be covering travel and/or accommodation expenses for participants.
The Conference aims to analyse these growing phenomena through the prism of Human Rights and Democracy. It will also explore paths for a renewed strategy to fight poverty and inequalities based on Common Goods and the sharing of social responsibilities, whilst avoiding waste. Hundreds of participants from different backgrounds are expected in Strasbourg to :
- Analyze the current situation and identify problems / obstacles to the combat poverty and inequalities (limits of legal and democratic mechanisms to ensure the voices of people living in poverty are taken into account, changes in redistribution policies, etc.);
- Formulate concrete proposals to progress in the fight against poverty, taking into account the need to include the voice of each person, to better utilize and share resources in order to avoid waste and ensure a more equal access to them, in a perspective of well-being for all;
- Exchange and share experiences, knowledge and practices to implement innovative actions to fight against poverty and inequalities, based on the concepts of common goods, shared responsibility and avoiding wasted resources.
Please find more information about this event on the following links:
In the last years, all participants of MIJARC Europe’s activities paid additional fees on top of the regular participants’ fees. We now want to reinvest these carbon offset fees in a project that is a model for the prevention of greenhouse gases.
To implement this we want to open a contest for our local and regional groups to win an award of € 500 (five hundred Euros).
Considering its view on sustainable development, MIJARC Europe promotes a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The aim is to foster young people addressing the danger of greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time we want to support the work of MIJARC European youth groups.
You can find the eligibility criteria and all the other guidelines for application HERE.
Please remember that the deadline for applications is the 31st March 2013!
We are looking forward to hear from you!
MIJARC Europe is thrilled to announce that the third edition of our quarterly magazine Info Europe is now available. This issue highlights the results and outcomes of our Migration seminar and youth exchange on the topic of minorities and intercultural dialogue. Here you will find the news from Europe, experience of MIJARC Europe and its member movement- KLJ Belgium. By this issue we offer you a short interview with Oliver Dugrain - member of MIJARC Europe team.
You can find the English, French and Spanish version in our Publication sector!
Enjoy the reading!
Delegates of the different 97 Member Organisations including MIJARC Europe will gather from the four corners of Europe for the General Assembly of European Youth Forum.
Around 250 youth delegates, representatives of key partners, European Institutions will attend the event. The agenda includes the adoption of policy papers on the future of Europe, Youth Rights and the quality of Non-Formal Education. Furthermore, a new leadership of the platform will be elected and the delegates will adopt the work plan and the budget for 2013-2014 setting the main lines of action for the next two years. Participants will be able to exchange their visions in the plenary session on the impact of youth work and during the more informal moments.
The European Youth Forum will keep you updated regularly through its website and social media!
Call for video submissions: Get involved and spread the world!
In 2013, the international peasant movement La Via Campesina will celebrate 20 years working to globalise its struggles and hopes. To celebrate this anniversary, La Via Campesina will be launching a new channel on line: Via Campesina TV. This on-line TV-channel aims to make peasant struggles and victories more visible concerning several different topics: food sovereignty; native seeds; and the fight for land, water and the protection of life. It will provide an outlet for showcasing the dynamism, energy, strength and solidarity that mutually enrich us in the continued fight for the world that we want.
Whether you are a farmer, a Via Campesina activist, a member of another allied or friendly organization, or simply someone who shares our struggle; or a video activist, a student, or a filmmaker, you are invited to submit short videos on land, food, agroecology, native seeds, water, food sovereignty, farmer organizations and struggles, or any campaign against GMOs, TNCs, the use of agrotoxins in agriculture and so on.
You don't need to be a professional filmmaker, but you should be willing to change our food system. Your videos will be published for the launch of our online TV channel, in March 2013.
How to get involved read more here