Bringing young people from different backgrounds together to develop parliamentary debate skills with the support of a network of trained debate facilitators, fostering listening and understanding through advocacy training.
Advocacy Training brings together young people from diverse backgrounds and students from higher education to meet online and debate topics, with the support of a regional resource network of trained facilitators. The training will focus on a parliamentary model of public debate and an approach whereby participants are first taught to listen, understand, and absorb what others in the group are saying before responding to the messages being relayed.
The central component of the programme is a parliamentary model of public debate whereby participants are first taught to listen, understand and absorb what others in the group are saying before responding to the messages being relayed, rather than reacting to the person, the situation or the assumed context of the arguments put forward. The core programme will be complemented by resources for advocacy including evidence-based advocacy, cultural intelligence, and digital media campaigns.
The Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Hub will benefit from the aggregation of debate contents generated through the Advocacy Training and offer wider public insight into the trends and issues connecting young people on the two shores of the Mediterranean.
There will be several opportunities for advocacy training and online debate between May and August 2018. Please fill out our expression of interest and you will be contacted about these opportunities as they arise.
Our online debate programme will take place in the summer of 2018 and is open to debate clubs across Europe and the Southern Mediterranean interested in piloting online debates across borders.
The facilitator training programme provides participants with an understanding of the Virtual Exchange methodology while also drawing on the vast experience of Young Med Voices alumni.
Get a unique insight into the use of debate, advocacy and how Virtual Exchange can bring new and exciting opportunities to young people in the region.