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How Young People Could Take Their Responsibilities and Contribute to Build Another World

Published on 14 February 2005

Name of the activity: How young people could take their responsibilities and contribute to build another world.

Domain of the activity: Young generation and participation to the society building

Partners: — Alliance for a responsible, plural and united world (Sao Paulo’s group; Charter for human responsibilities group for example)

Type of partners you would like (type of organization and/or field of action) in case you do not know organizations of the type that you would like Other research groups/ people of/from social movements and/or youth topics; youth networks and movements; youth activists in general.

Themes and/or activities with which you would like to link up The general study of social movements and its role in the construction of a better society (in particular the political dynamics). Topical groups such as governance, sustainable development and inter-cultural dialogue

Profile of activity (as indicated on the WSF Web site): Ethics, cosmovisions and spiritualities – resistances and challenges for a new world.

Keywords : youth/young generation – activism – social movements – civil society – responsibility –governance – inter-cultural dialogue

Is this activity linked to an activity that was organized for a previous WSF? Which and when? This activity is linked to the Alliance for a responsible, plural and united world movement, which has contributed in the previous social forums.

Aims of activity:

1/To launch a debate on the importance of the participation of the young generation in the society and the peace building;
2/To launch a dynamic, which will propose a network of youth international organizations in order to face the actual challenges of peace building in the world;
3/ To enlarge the reflexion and proposals on the ways/means which can be used to participate in the international governance system, in the protection of the planet structures and to improve the inter-cultural dialogue.

Problems (challenges), practices (experiences), and proposals that you intend to present during activity :


youth workshop’s structure during 12 years of experience will be used as a base of launching the debate.

Culture XXI as a continuity of the youth workshop dynamic and as a proposal base of networking for the announced topics.

Introduction of some examples of other youth social movements experiences

Introduction of the alliance movement as a non-formal international citizens movement in the building of the society (successes and disappointments/drawbacks)


Governance as an important issue for the future of the human society. With the actual international politic, the world is challenged to invent other pillars for the international security, the protection of human dignity and the protection of all kind of diversities (to start with few examples). In this topic we’ll start with a reflexion/debate part and finish with proposals.

Sustainable development: Our planet is facing a great challenge of exploitation and misuse of its resources. The actual economical needs and political positions are increasing the danger of this exploitation. What about the ‘perenity’ -permanency- of the planet for the coming generations? What about the caution of the use of the natural resources?

Cultural dialogue: the general issue of today’s conflicts is violence and big human loss. Is this the only way to solve problems? Let’s try to imagine that peace could be built on conflict issue also if we are able to listen to each other and respect our mutual needs? Proposals: international dynamic which will gather young peoples’ participation.



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