ASOCIATIA GEOECOPOL
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Asociatia GEOECOPOL

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Dear GEOECOPOL friends,

 

Between 1-8 June 2015, I had the unique opportunity to take part in the 3rd Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship taking place in the beautiful resort of Hammamet, Tunisia. Organized by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in co-operation with the National Youth Observatory of Tunisia and in partnership with the League of Arab States, the European Youth Forum, the Italian National Youth Forum and the National Youth Council of Catalonia, it gathered over 100 participants from both Europe and the MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa) region.


While the partners implemented several activities within the framework of the MedUni, which culminated every evening with joint sessions, I took part in the 2nd Training Course on Structured Participation in Democratic Processes organized by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe. It focused on bringing together youth workers and activists from Europe and Southern and Eastern Mediterranean in order to tackle democratic governance, decision and policy making processes.


Although the overall objective of the activity was to support empowerment of civil society in order to make it a fully fledged actor of governance, the 18 participants in this specific training course within the MedUni took time as well to exchange best practices when it comes to youth work, have nurturing discussions if democracy is a process or rather a system (as profound as it may sound) and of course enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea in Tunisia.


The training was of an amazing cultural diversity, bringing together youth workers from Portugal, Spain, Egypt , Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Romania, Germany, Slovenia, Poland, Finland, Macedonia and  Cyprus. 


For those of you interested in similar events (especially in those promoting the Euro-Arab cooperation), always check the website of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.


My best wishes to you all,


Luisa

GEOECOPOL Romania

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Membrii echipei noastre sunt activi în diverse proiecte internaționale atât în Europa cât și în afara continentului. Suntem mândrii de faptul că reprezentanții noștri se implică în diverse proiecte și cursuri internationale atât prin intermediul GEOECOPOL cât și prin intermediul altor organizații nonguvernamenale pentru tineret. Un exemplu pe care vrem să vi-l facem cunoscut este cel al Luisei Bunescu, membrul nostru, care prin intermediul ONG-ul AIESEC Nabel (Tunisia) a avut șansa să participe ca și English trainer în proiectul național Educate Me, desfășurat pe parcursul a 3 luni în mai multe comunități locale din Tunisia precum și AIESEC Nabel.

Luisa Bunescu had the amazing opportunity to be part of the Educate Me, a national project for students and young professionals willing to improve their communication skills in English, to learn about other cultures, to widen their social network and to contribute to the development of their communities. Luisa was the English trainer for hundreds of students in Nabel, Tunisia and had the opportunity to implement trainings, non-formal activities for students, global villages and a conference where the students learned and practiced Public Speaking, Active Listening, Effective Communication, etc. For more information regarding Luisa's experience in North of Africa you can watch the bellow video that she has provided us with...