Jugendkonferenz: Homeland is no place, it is a feeling

Youth Refugee Council, a self-organized group of young refugees, invites young people with or without refugee background to a Youth Conference.

Youth Refugee Council, a self-organized group of young refugees in Baden-Württemberg, and Evangelische Akademie Bad Boll invite young people with or without refugee background to a Youth Conference. The aim of the conference is to provide the participants an opportunity to discuss the topic of Homeland and to find out more about (new) homeland(s) using creative dialog and arts.

Together, the participants develop a vision for selforganization of young refugees in their new homeplace(s). They share experiences among each other and learn more about their countries and cultures by means of literature, photography, theatre, poetry. Last but not least, the participants develop the conference into an intercultural platform for a lively discussion on the topic “new homeland and youth participation”.

The conference will be held in english.

Program

Saturday, 09 July 2016

12:00 Registration
13:00 Lunch Break
13:30 Welcoming words and introduction (Ebou Sarr and Fahim Zazai)
14:00 Getting to know each other
14:45 Input and discussion: empowerment of young refugees in Baden-Württemberg
15:45 Coffee break
16:00 Future Lab, Step 1: Youth Refugee Council // Introduction „Baden-Württemberg – my dream homeland?!“
17:30 Drum circle
18:30 Dinner
19:30 Intercultural evening

Sunday, 10 July 2016

8:00 Invitation to the Morgenimpuls in the chapel
8:15 Breakfast
9:15 Come in and get up….
9:30 Short literature trip
10:00 Future Lab, Step 2: Youth Refugee Council // Vision
If Youth Refugee Council turns out to be a powerful
platform to change young refugees‘ situation, the
structures, the youth policy, how would all these
change?
11:00 Coffee break
11:15 Future Lab, Step 3: Youth Refugee Council // Implementation
12:45 Youth participation in communities’ paths, procedures, and skills for youth participation in local politics. The interplay of youth organizations, youth structures, youth policy – input and discussion
13:00 Lunch break
14:00 Young refugees among us find and create their home place! Panel discussion
15:00 Break
15:15 Workshop: Experimental writing
16:00 What remains? What’s coming next? – Tasks, appointments, next meeting
16:30 End of the conference
Drum Circle

Participants’ profile

We are looking for young people who want be involved in building up a Youth Refugee Council as a platform for self-organization for young refugees in Baden-Württemberg or to create initiative groups that are supporting refugees.

The Youth Conference provides space for intercultural exchange to following participants:

  • young refugees in Baden-Württemberg
  • young people who engage in refugee work on local level as well as representatives of youth organizations, associations, clubs or communities
  • young people from the scholarship program “talent in the country”

Organizational matters

Costs

The Youth Conference is financed by the “Children‘s Literature summer 2016” of Baden-Württemberg Foundation. Therefore, the delegates do not have to pay any fees, nor for accommodation.

Venue

Evangelische Akademie Bad Boll // Akademieweg 11, 73087 Bad Boll
07164 79-100 // www.ev-akademie-boll.de/

Please let us know if we have to take into account certain requirements such as vegetarian food, Hala meal or certain diets.

Registration

Please register for the conference using the PDF below (“registration form”). Fill out the form and either click the “Send”-button at the bottom of the PDF-page or save the form and send it as an e-mail-attachment to zazai@ljrbw.de.

Closing date for applications is June 27.

Contact

For more information about the conference or registrations, please contact Fahim Zazai (zazai@ljrbw.de, 0711 16447-30)

For more information concerning organizational matters, please contact Sigrid Schöttle (sigrid.schoettle@ev-akademie-boll.de)