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Youth Empowerment

20. مارس 2013

Youth Empowerment is a key strategic priority of WOSM. One of its main goals is the empowerment of young people in order to promote their autonomy and decision-making in aspects related to natural changes that take place during its development as active members of society.

This empowerment takes place not only in schools but in other contexts where young people interact, such as in their families, in Scouting, in the community, in the association(s) to which they belong and in their relationship with religion.
In support of this key priority, Corpo Nacional de Escutas (the Portuguese Catholic Scout Association) decided to create an international event, named YESS - Youth Empowerment Study Session, which will take place on 9 to 12 May in Lisbon and Cascais, Portugal.

CNE welcomes social sciences experts, researchers and students, Scouts and Guides, members and professionals from non-profit institutions, teachers and educational experts and all individuals showing a special interest in Youth Empowerment.

Throughout these 4 days, several speakers and experts using different methods and approaches will help us achieve our goals:

• To enhance theoretical background of people working in organisations where youth empowerment is a goal;
• To build some bridges between the academic world and field work on youth empowerment;
• To work on youth empowerment in different areas and approaches;• To promote the exchange of views and ideas, experiences and good practices.

The Study Session will be composed of two parts:

Open day Conference with Prof. Brian Christens and Prof.ª Julie Petrokubi, from Wisconsin-Madison University, in ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, 9th May, from 09:00 to 17:00;
Open-day conference + Residential Seminar – on 9th-12th May, in Lisbon and Cascais.
Registration and more information about the program will be available at or

YESS - Youth Empowerment Study Session will be a unique event, with the opportunity to expand knowledge, to discuss ideas and views, to promote the dialogue between agents and partners, and to share best practices in the “youth empowerment issue”.

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