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Reflections on SpeakOut! 2013

  SpeakOut! is a training event designed to bring together young activists and UNPO Members from a wide range of nations and backgrounds with an interest in human rights, in order to learn and develop a working knowledge of human rights advocacy. Participants engage in a negotiation exercise.   The goal of SpeakOut! is to successfully train youth about … Continue reading

UNPO in TURKEY, PART III

An integral part of any international conference, seminar or training is the exchange of cultural experiences and sharing of significantly varying belief systems. For this reason, one of the official parts of any Youth in Action training is the “cultural night”, where participants represent their countries and share national cuisine, be it the Ukrainian “salo” … Continue reading

UNPO in TURKEY, PART II

The training brought together participants from 11 countries such as Lithuania, Romania, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Spain, Albania, Turkey, Belarus and the Netherlands. Given the topic, the diversity of participants and their views was a perfect component for learning from each other’s experiences. For many, this was just another (yet very different from … Continue reading

UNPO in Turkey PART I

Two UNPO members travelled to Turkey for the Youth in Action training on “The Causes and Advantages of Youth Mobility and European Migration”. The destination, contrary to the popular image of Turkey as a destination for tourism, was its Kurdish city, Diyarbakir. No sea, no tourists, but friendly hosts and a beautiful introduction to the … Continue reading

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