The position of young people in dominant social models has always been controversial. Surely, among other reasons that may have an effect, the consideration of the young people linked to the process of emancipation and autonomy is of great importance. The need of young people to make a place for themselves in established adult society is legitimate and at the same time necessary for society itself. There is, therefore, a mutual need, although not without conflicts, resistance and questions of balance of power.
The seminar we are presenting aims to be a space for dialogue, reflection and positioning in front of this significant and decisive group in our society: young people. A group that in recent years has been the main victim of the crises that have taken place to the point of defining itself as the generation without a future.
Youth emancipation is finding increasing difficulties; the impact of the pandemic further exacerbates the difficulties of entering the world of work and many young people who had insecure contracts have lost them.
Nevertheless, these same young people represent the most prepared generation in history. They have levels of education, mobility experiences and mastery of technologies and languages like no other generation has ever had. Can we say that this youth is empowered? Do they also suffer more inequality than ever before? Does today’s society know how to take advantage of the capital represented by today’s youth? Is a redistribution of power possible between generations? What role should youth policies play?
We want these issues to be present in this seminar. Different work formats have been planned to reflect on these questions. We plan two round tables, one made up of adults with experience in different areas of reflection and intervention with young people, and a second panel made up of young people from different sectors and personal trajectories. In both cases, the issues raised will be addressed and proposals or new questions will be formulated in this regard. In addition to these tables there will also be two more spaces with the presentation of the results of the HEBE Project and the corresponding debates.
The aim of the seminar is to contribute to the debate on the role that young people play in today’s society and to look for strategies that facilitate a more inclusive and equitable society. With the intention of contributing to this goal, the seminar begins by presenting a proposal for a declaration in favour of the empowerment of young people, which will be discussed and approved on the second day, if necessary.
The virtual event will take place on the 5th and 6th July from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on the Zoom platform. It will be held in Spanish and Catalan with simultaneous translation.
The link to the event will be sent after registration.
After the seminar, a certificate of attendance will be awarded.Registration
10:00 am – Opening of seminar. Welcome and introduction. Pere Soler (HEBE team)
10:15 am – Presentation of the “Declaration on Youth Empowerment“. Juan Gonzáles Martínez (HEBE team)
10:30 am – Discussion table with guests
Youth, education and power: Is youth empowerment a chimera? The voice of adults and professionals
Joan Manel del Pozo (UdG)
Miguel Melendro (UNED) @miguelmelendro
Fina Espinosa (Ajuntament de Girona)
Moderator: Asun Llena (Equip HEBE) @asunberne
12:00 pm – Break
12:15 pm – Presentation of some creations of the HEBE project. Pere Soler (HEBE team)
General presentation of the project and the web
Digitals footprints. Alan Salvadó and Manel Jiménez (HEBE team)
Orbital logbooks. Alan Salvadó and Manel Jiménez (HEBE team)
HEBE Rubric. Anna Planas (HEBE team)
Open mike. Pere Soler (HEBE team)
1:30 pm – End of the first day session
10:00 am – Discussion table formed by young people Youth, education and power: Is youth empowerment a chimera? The voice of active young people
Mohamed Reda Zouin El Bouaiba replaced Daniela Nahmanovici Co-Founder of La Santa Casting
Laura Grau (@inflowenser)
Guille Chirino (National Youth Council of Catalonia) @GuilleChirino_
Moderator: Marta Lopera (HEBE Team) @mloperamarmol
11:15 am – Break
11:30 am – Session for presentation of main results of the HEBE project. Carme Trull, Pilar Rodrigo, Mireia Sala i Xavier Úcar (HEBE team)
12:30 pm – Debate and approval, if necessary, of the “Declaration on Youth Empowerment”. Juan Gonzáles Martínez (HEBE team)
13:30 pm – Closure of the seminar. Pere Soler (HEBE team)