The Bosnia Centar za Kulturu Dijaloga (Bosnian Centre for the Culture of Dialogue) used the Future of Europe debate projects to tackle issues related to discrimination and building understanding of the cultural heritage between Bosnia and the EU. Their approach was novel - rather than organising a big centralised event, they hosted local academies teaching critical thinking and debate skills, and then supporting well-researched debate, in 18 cities across the countries.
For our projects we are looking for content developers who will deliver a content package on one of the topics outlined below . The content package will contain the following for each topic: 3-5 debate motions with pro- and con-arguments; a footnote list for further research; links to useful youtube films or other online references; and a lesson plan that enables the user to fit this information in lesson(s) aimed at the target group of youth 14-18 across Europe. The aim of those lessons is to deepen target group’s knowledge about the topic ánd skills to debate those topic.
When you look at past European Parliamentary election results, it becomes clear that the youngest generation of voters are the least likely to vote . This is a warning against the democratic validity of the EU: young voters do not feel represented in present-day Europe. It’s high time we give the floor to a younger generation so they can address how they envisage the future of Europe. After all, the future of Europe is in their hands.