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Intercultural Forum on Democratic Citizenship and Culture of Peace Focused on Youth as Promoters of Intercultural Understanding (Cape Verde)
an article by Antonio Palazuelos

The Intercultural Forum on Democratic Citizenship and Culture of Peace organized by Federation of Youth of Cape Verde (FCJ), with the sponsorship of UNESCO, will have its official opening on Monday, May 6 at 10am at the Cultural Center of Mindelo, chaired by President of the Republic of Cape Verde, Dr. Jorge Carlos Fonseca.

Opening of the Forum by the President of the Republic of Cape Verde, Dr. Jorge Carlos Fonseca

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In partnership with the United Network of Youth Peacebuilding and with the support of the United Nations and the Directorate General of Youth, the Forum will bring together around 100 participants to debate democratic citizenship and culture of peace, as key elements for the sustainable development of society.

The Forum focuses on strengthening the intercultural understanding of Creole, African and Global Youth through promoting initiatives for democratic citizenship and culture of peace in order to achieve a more tolerant and global intercultural society.

During the activities, participants will discuss and interact with experts, share experiences on the topics presented, hear testimonies of young promoters of intercultural understanding and culture of peace, and draw up a declaration and plan of action on democratic citizenship and culture of peace, as well as establish a Global Youth Alliance for Democratic Citizenship and Culture of Peace.

The Forum, hosted on the island of St. Vicente, is part of the fifth edition of the African University of Youth and Development, with the participation of leaders of major global youth movements from 40 countries in order to promote the participation of youth in policy-making for cooperation for global development, democratic citizenship, and culture of peace

The University aims to create a space where youth can affirm and be recognized for their role within the Euro-African Cooperation, in particular the implementation of the European African Union Partnership; facilitate the process of defining and implementing youth projects within the Global cooperation, Euro-African and Pan African as well as the promotion of public policies for youth, and provide a space for training, non-formal education and intercultural dialogue for youth leaders.

This fifth edition of the University also includes the Conference Schedule Post 2015 on Population and Employment Youth (8-10 May), the 9th Training Course for Africa-Europe Youth Organizations (3-10 May), the 5th School of Young Leaders CPLP (3-10 May), the formation of Associations, Leadership and Youth Entrepreneurship (6-10 May), the Meeting of Youth Organizations Platforms (11-12 May), and the field of International Volunteer Heritage (11- 20).

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Question(s) related to this article:

Is there a renewed movement of solidarity by the new generation?,

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from Javier Collado Ruano, Director of Edition at Global Education Magazine, on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity.

Solidarity is a trans-dimensional phenomenon that goes beyond the ontological essence of human nature. In fact, when we analyze the connections between the microcosm and the macrocosm, we perceive that human beings are not involved in chaos and arbitrariness, but belongs to the large network of interdependencies, complementarities and reciprocities that constitute life. The emergence of life on Earth, around 3,8 billion years ago, was a complex process of exceptional natural phenomena, inherent in all living systems. A process which is expressed through unlimited creativity: mutation, gene exchange, and symbiosis. From a cosmo-biological perspective, we can understand a new conceptual dimension of life, where all living beings share same basis of genetic code: the twenty amino-acids and four phosphatic bases. In fact, the diversity of living beings is caused by the combination of this cosmo-bio-genetic basis.

This trans-dimensional perspective has a deep ecological and spiritual sense for our worldview because the human evolutionary adventure is the latest stage of life on Earth. The modern human being is a vertebrate animal, mammal, belonging to the primates, which emerged 200,000 years ago. In recent centuries he has imposed its anthropocentric, industrial and capitalist vision to the detriment of Pachamama (and Indigenous goddess known as earth mother). We consume around 120% of the natural resources that Earth Mother regenerats annually. Our consumer behavior is immersed in a fatalistic dynamic with a destiny to climate change (deforestation, loss of biodiversity, ozone, etc.), and our own self-destruction as a species.

There is an urgent need to get beyond the cognitive fallacy that the mental structures of social Darwinism and capitalist postulates of the 19th century have historically constituted, because they only understand natural and social systems as warmongers and competitive processes whereby species diverge from each other. . ...more.

This report was posted on May 8, 2013.