NEMESIS participation in Youth activism, engagement and the development of new civic learning spaces
When: 25/06/2019 – 28/06/19
Where: Budapest, HUNGARY
Our partner Valnalón attended the final event of the Leverhulme Trust International Network project on Youth Activism.
This 3-year project (2016-2019) has been exploring the meanings of youth activism and engagement to young people, professionals and policymakers. The conference provided the platform for sharing, discussing and deliberating on questions around the role of education in promoting forms of civic activism and engagement congruent with democratic pluralism and patterns of participation in a range of different socio-political contexts.
The conference was attended by over 80 delegates from over 20 countries. Audience profile was a mix of researchers, educational practitioners, youth workers and policymakers.
NEMESIS was introduced to the audience, explaining our goals and pedagogical model, discuss our conception of Social Innovation in Education and present preliminary teachers’ perspectives on different aspects of the first piloting phase. The session was moderated by Terezia Zoric (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto). Terezia is the co-founder of The Grove, a public elementary school dedicated to social justice, environmental sustainability and community activism.