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4. Social Inclusion

4.5 Initiatives promoting social inclusion and raising awareness

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  1. Intercultural awareness
  2. Young people's rights
  3. Key initiatives to safeguard democracy and prevent radicalisation leading to violent extremism

Intercultural awareness

Youth exchanges within Erasmus+

In the framework of the European Erasmus+ programme, the Youth Institute (INJUVE) has been developing an exchange programme among young people between 13 and 30 years old residents in the countries participating in the project. In order to participate, the projects must include data related to: preparation (practical arrangements, selection of participants, implementation of agreements with partners and youth); the implementation of mobility activities; and monitoring (evaluation of activities, formal recognition of volunteer learning during the activity, dissemination and use of the project results).

Spanish Youth Council and PorCausa Foundation: “Broken Dreams” Campaign

Broken Dreams (Sueños Rotos) is a research and journalism project on the current situation of the young Spanish population between 16 and 30 years, affected by the consequences of the economic crisis and the lack of institutional responses to reverse it. Created and conducted by the PorCausa Foundation, it has the intention of raising awareness about the effects of the crisis, disseminating the results of the research carried out by the campaign.

No hate:

The Youth Institute is the entity in charge of promoting the European campaign against internet intolerance in Spain, No Hate, whose aim is to mobilize citizens to debate, to act in defence of human rights and fight against any form of intolerance on the internet. It emerged in 2013 as a programme to promote actions against intolerance. In its official portal, there is a toolset for trainers and educators who work with these subjects.

Training programme of the Spanish Youth Council:

The Training programme of the Spanish Youth Council (Programa de formación del Consejo de la Juventud de España) is an annual programme developed by the Council aimed at training people and entities dedicated to lines of work associated with youth issues, such as migration, the promotion of political participation and youth poverty. The programme is comprised of training actions whose design is based on the strategic lines of work of the Council and the training needs detected in the participating entities. All the proposed training is 100% subsidized by the Spanish Youth Council.

 

Young people's rights

COMPASS Manual

The Compass Manual was edited in 2015 by the Youth Institute (INJUVE). It is a manual for those who work with young people in the field of education. It presents proposals for the promotion of democratic citizenship and the promotion of a culture of defence of human rights among young people. It has training material for educators and educational activities, both formal and non-formal. It was created by the Council of Europe within the Youth in Human Rights Education Programme and edited by the Youth Institute.

 

Key initiatives to safeguard democracy and prevent radicalisation leading to violent extremism

The fight against terrorism and radicalization is a matter for the state, at national, European and international levels. The promotion of democracy and the prevention of radicalization in young people is one of the main measures carried out at different levels of government.

Among these measures, the strategic plan for the fight against terrorism in Spain (Plan estratégico para la lucha contra el terrorismo en España) stands out, as it distinguishes young people as one of the principal groups likely to be recruited and radicalized. In this sense, Spain is at the forefront of the implementation of the measures contained in the 2178 Resolution of the United Nations Security Council.

It is also worth mentioning the approval of the 2715 Disposal within the educational curriculum of Muslim religion classes for students of Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) and Baccalaureate (Bachillerato). This disposal aims at educating students in order to prevent terrorist violence.

At the level of democratic promotion in Spanish youth, the Spanish Youth Council has developed a Teaching Guide of Education for Participation (Guía didáctica de educación para la participación) aimed at promoting the association and informing non-associate young people between the ages of 14 and 22 about the possibilities of participating in the Spanish youth movement and  fully exercise their citizenship.