A group of about seventy people joined in the first seminar of the Youth for participation and democratic values project, in Los Negrales, Madrid (Spain), from February 6 to 12 this year.
This project is promoted by EDIW (Education for an interdependent world) whose mission is to empower young people, especially in the field of university education, to promote and encourage actions and projects aimed at building a more inclusive society with greater understanding in a world. multicultural and interdependent.
Young coordinators of the projects taking place in the countries involved, both in America and Europe, were part of this seminar. These countries are Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Mexico, the United States, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina.
At first, each country reported on the work carried out during the first semester and presented its project.
Then, we begin with theoretical and practical activities addressing topics on project planning and development, information search and communication tools, to continue our work in local groups during the second semester.
Multiculturalism in action
The proposals were formulated in workshops, where we had moments of presentation and work groups made up of members from different countries and continents. We also had training spaces through round tables and case studies.
Regarding our shared experience, we value work and reflection spaces with people from other cultures.
The seminar gave rise to the exchange between various positions and knowledge that enriched group work and personal training. We live days where multiculturalism nurtured not only our capacities, but also the encounter with each other.
Another meaningful point was to celebrate the seminar in Los Negrales because of Pedro Poveda's presence there. Knowing his life, his work and legacy, we give thanks and hope to continue sharing and transmitting his commitment with others.
Guadalupe Vázquez y Ana Carr, Argentina.