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Freedom of expression, the free flow of information, and freedom and pluralism of the media have internationally been acknowledged as human rights. However, after the Arab Spring, in the MENA region, this fundamental human right has been frequently restricted. In addition, EU leaders are facing a European refugee crisis, where, first of all the citizens of the European Union must have a deep awareness of the real struggling refugees face, both prior and after the ‘landing’ to the EU soil and both in their countries and during their displacement.
The project "Breaking Rays" will be implemented by 10 organizations both from EU MS and partner countries, involving 4 different continents.
In the light of high unemployment rates youth is facing nowadays worldwide, there is an economic as well as a personal cost: young people are not being allowed to work to their full potential and this could often lead to vulnerability and social disengagement of a generation full of energy that should contribute to inclusive growth in their countries.
Duration: January 2018 - December 2020 (3 years)
General Objective: Contributing to the strengthening of civil society and African politics as the Agenda 2063 goals
• Contribute to the integral formation (social, civil, ethical, political) of young African leaders to encourage the growth of a new ruling class prepared for change
• Create a permanent space for training, information, etc. of young people at regional level
• Develop a network of adults and young people committed to change
The Genfest 2018 is a meeting of thousands of youth from all over the world, from different ethnicities, cultures, and religions, driven by the idea that the construction of a more united world is already an experience of life and social action.
The Genfest 2018 is an occasion for exchanging ideas on economy, art, environment, social realities and intercultural dialogue. It is an invitation to build bridges of fraternity and contribute to breaking barriers of indifference, prejudice, egoism.
Born in 1973 as the brainchild of Chiara Lubich, foundress of the Focolare Movement, the will reach its 11th edition
on july 6-8 2018 in Manila (the Philippines).
"BEYOND ALL BORDERS”. It wants to highlight some boundaries to be even a more united and sympathetic world, which the young people the boundaries of egoism, prejudices, fear of the future, superficiality indifference, consumerism, wars, disinformation, and inequalities.
This "going beyond" borders means inspiring young people, real actors of change, to open their minds and hearts to the great global challenges that they are called to face together, both locally and internationally. That's why the program wants to help overcome walls and barriers:
• Highlighting the importance of individual work on "oneself", empowered by sharing their limits and aspirations with others;
• Offering best practices, tools and projects in which groups and communities cooperate to provide young people with real perspectives of engagement for an incisive and sustainable
New Humanity International NGO
Youth for a United World
Leading Partner: Associazione la Pira Onlus (IT)
Goal of the project:
a) To improve, stimulate and implement the growth of professional skills of the staff, to strengthen the development of innovative processes and the external impact of one’s organization with the goal of transferring approaches and methodologies to different social actors which operate on the same territory on which the organization operates, in order to let the external impact then become more and more tangible and concrete
b) To develop innovative and creative practices, to use new digital and informatic tools in order to facilitate and increase sharing of experiences and best practices.
For 12 days in August, Marco Desalvo, President of New Humanity, together with 55 young people from various European and Middle Eastern countries participated in the first phase of “Project Host Spot" that took place at the reception center for refugees in Madaba, Jordan. Ten Non-Governmental Organizations from 9 countries including New Humanity promote this project. Erasmus+, a program of the European Union to offer opportunities for European students to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad, co-funds the project.
Mr. Desalvo shared his impressions with us at the end of this intense experience.
HOST SPOT Page on Facebook
They come from Jourdan, Ireland, Hungary, Spain, Italy, Palestine and Germany the 53 youg people which started yesterday their adventure whith the "Host Spot" Project. The initiative is organised by Caritas Jordan, New Humanity and other 7 organisations at the refugee camp of Madaba (Jordan) and is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.
There are many Young people from New Humanity participating into this project. Mr Marco Desalvo, President of New Humanity, is attending as well.
The present refugee crisis in Europe, the importance of Social Media in order to promote a culture for dialogue and promotion of human rights, the need to have a deep awareness about the real daily difficulties of refugees,...are the main reasons leading to Jourdan a group of Youth people of New Humanity and other organisations form 9 European and Middle Eastern Countries. They will live an experience of voluntary work at the refugees' hot spots managed by Caritas Jordan, from the 7 to the 19 August 2016.