Development education in youth work aims to support young people to increase their awareness and understanding of the interdependent and unequal world in which we live, through a process of interactive learning, debate, action and reflection. It challenges perceptions of the world and encourages young people to act for a more just and equal society at a national and an international level.
The European Year for Development is here.
What will be YOUR contribution?
President Michael D. Higgins kicked off the programme of events for the European Year for Development in Ireland on January 22nd where he delivered an inspirational speech: http://www.president.ie/speeches/speech-at-the-irish-launch-of-the-european-year-of-development/
2015 is finally here and what a very important year it promises to be for all of us. Governments the world over will, in September 2015, agree a road map by which all countries and states will work to ensure key issues of global importance are dealt with at a local, national, and global level for the betterment of humanity. The issues include: poverty, hunger, health, education, gender, water, sanitation, energy, industry, sustainable development, environment, climate change, forests, peace, partnership – all issues that concern all of us in different ways.