12.12.2013 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Sixth edition of MOST/UNESCO Regional School takes place in Brasilia (Brazil)

The Brazilian edition of the MOST/UNESCO Regional School starts in Brasilia this Friday, 13 December, and it lasts until 18 December. MOST is the UNESCO Programme on Management of Social Transformations. The objective of the meeting is to promote discussion, analysis and especially the exchange of knowledge about the participation strategies and social development of youth, in addition to public policies for this segment in Latin America and the Caribbean. The open session and the morning activities are open to the public. The discussion will be webcasted through a virtual interactive platform called Participatório - Observatório Participativo da Juventude.

The UNESCO/MOST Regional School expects to contribute to the establishment of new collaborative networks among countries since it involves renowned researchers in the area of youth. In addition, it will provide dialogue with emphasis on strategies on youth participation and exchange of experiences. The meeting seeks to be creative, to identify ethical challenges of integration between the countries in the region, and to find ways to make alternative regional particularities visible.

Brazil was chosen to host this sixth edition of the meeting due to the work done by the National Secretariat of Youth linked to the the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil. It was considered that the country has advanced in its preparation, articulation and execution of public policies on youth, as well as in strengthening the theme at international level. The Brazilian edition of the session innovates by including the presence of youth leaderships of movements and social organizations.

The course offered by MOST School for Latin America and the Caribbean seeks a dialogue among researchers, youth leaders and public managers in the areas of social participation, social development, public policies for youth.   

The morning sessions are open to the public and the afternoon ones are closes to a selected group of researchers, doctors, professors and civil society specialists in the field of youth.  

The texts used in the course will be available in the MOST School space at the Study and Research Nucleus of the Participatório platform. The results of the workshops and discussions will be systematized and organized by articles of a future publication. This way, the intention is to broaden the spaces for collaborative knowledge building and dissemination of themes related to youth.

The open ceremony tribune will count on the presence of representative of the following institutions: UNESCO in Brazil, Latin American Social Sciences Council (CLACSO), Ibero-American Youth Organization (OIJ) and the National Secretariat on Youth (SNJ)/General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil.

More information:
Ana Lúcia Guimarães, + 55 (61) 2106-3536, a.guimaraes(at)unesco.org
Roberta Pinheiro, + 55 (61) 2106-3538, roberta.pinheiro(at)unesco.org.br

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