IIEP Policy Forum – Paris, 16-18 October 2012 

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Continued discussions and feedback regarding Forum Sessions / Retour sur les sessions du Forum | Post-forum : Discussions continue / Les discussions continuent | Have your say!

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Continued discussions and feedback regarding Forum Sessions / Retour sur les sessions du Forum
October 22, 2012
8:47 am
m.bouquet
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A draft version of our Agenda for Action (the main outcome document for the Policy Forum) will be made available for comment here in the online forum in the coming weeks. In the meantime, in order to create an organized timeline of the online discussions, please continue any previous discussions in this stream “Post-forum : Discussions continue / Les discussions continuent”. More topics will be added in the coming weeks. In the meantime, in addition to any previous discussions, if you were at the event in Paris or were able to watch the Forum unfold via our livestreaming links, please feel free to discuss, debate and provide feedback on the proceedings here.

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Le Programme d'action (document final du Forum des politiques éducatives) sera disponible dans les prochaines semaines. En attendant, si vous avez participé au Forum à Paris ou l'avez suivi en ligne sur notre site, n'hésitez pas à discuter, débattre et donner votre avis sur les présentations et les débats.

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October 23, 2012
2:09 pm
MariePierLaflamme
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Je trouve très inspirants les projets mentionnés dans les forums, soit par rapport à la consolidation de la paix, ou pour l'engagement des jeunes. Ces projets, ces belles réalisations, montrent que les enseignants peuvent faire un changement dans leur communauté en rassemblant les jeunes qui les entourent. Pour moi, qui suis étudiante en enseignement, c'est un modèle à suivre!

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October 25, 2012
4:54 pm
MarieNoelleAuclair
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MariePierLaflamme said 

Je trouve très inspirants les projets mentionnés dans les forums, soit par rapport à la consolidation de la paix, ou pour l'engagement des jeunes. Ces projets, ces belles réalisations, montrent que les enseignants peuvent faire un changement dans leur communauté en rassemblant les jeunes qui les entourent. Pour moi, qui suis étudiante en enseignement, c'est un modèle à suivre!

Je suis d'accord avec toi MariePierLaflamme, les enseignants sont sans doute un point majeur quant aux changements en éducation. Sans avoir réponse à tout, ces forums nous ont d'abord permis de réfléchir, d'aller plus loin sur le sujet. Aussi, personnellement, cela m'a permis d'éclaircir et d'enrichir mon point de vue et ce, à l'aide de divers arguments, sources ou documents. Cela a parfois provoquer des certains ''conflits cognitifs'', ex: Je croyais que je tenais fortement à mon opinion sur un certain sujet, mais en lisant d'autres points de vues, j'ai réalisé que mon opinion sur le sujet n'était pas fixe du tout. 

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October 25, 2012
5:03 pm
MarieNoelleAuclair
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Est-ce normal que les forums soient tous verrouillés et qu'on ne puisse rien y modifier? Merci!

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October 26, 2012
10:23 am
Paul Smyth
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It was a wonderful experience to participate in the forum  For me it raised a lot of questions about how we engage youth in meaningful ways, which youth we engage and what mechanisms we develop to do this.  I've put some of my initial thoughts into a blog here – comments welcome

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October 26, 2012
8:45 pm
Nada Alsharif
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Hello everyone it's me Nada the Yemeni girl.
I would like to sincerely thank you for extending this great apportunity to me, in which I have benefited or rather have expended my horizon for benefite of my country.
Plz field the questionire below:

·         What, in your mind, are the most important recommendations to improve the engagement of youth in policy-making, programming, and research?
The most important recommendation to improve the engagement of youth in policy making, programming and research is oveasly would require to undertake research on expierance of other countries preiodicaly, and eventually consider successful project for implementation.

.   What are your expectations for policy makers in your country to facilitate greater youth engagement?

My expectation of the policy makers in my country will indeed be a supportive one to facilitate greater youth engagement, best on other countries successful experiences.
Furthermore , the policy makers would evedentally be encourged to facilitate greater youth engagement on observing technical, fruitefull and tangible result.

·         What are your expectations for international organizations and NGOs to facilitate greater youth engagement?

Well, my expectation form international organization and NGOs to facilitate greater youth engagement :

1- Technical support
2- Financial Aid
3- Local and international training support

·         What are you, as a youth, committed to do to facilitate great youth engagement ?

My youth role will be be committed to facilitate greater youth engagement by identifying a viable sustainable progrrams that should effectively support education programs for progress and development.
And as a youth I believe graduates are in position to identify the missing links in both educational programm and other applicable policies of education .

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November 1, 2012
10:17 pm
ilonarozenboom
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Hey all!

 

We're home for already two weeks now. I was at the Forum as a Dutch Youth Representative to UNESCO. Now everything had some rest and I got to get some sleep again, i'd like to share some of my recommendations with you! 

 

What, in your mind, are the most important recommendations to improve the engagement of youth in policy-making, programming, and research?

Youth needs to be reached out to! Right now, youth feels uninvolved, they feel they have no influence. Many great youth initiatives stood up and showed they can do a great job. But in the world of policy makers and research, youth feels patronized. Therefore there should be more opportunities for youth to find ways to get involved in policy-making and research. The youth wants to, but doesn’t know how!

 

What are your expectations for policy makers in your country to facilitate greater youth engagement?

Policy makers should take an active role in the involvement of youth in policies that especially concern them. Right now, a lot of decisions are made for the youth. Here again is the problem of patronizing. Until six months ago, I had no idea how to make a difference in the world. Right now I do, but the ways are not clear. Policy makers should change that.

Policy makers should also welcome youth representatives with open arms. Now, we have to fight really hard to get to the core center of policy making. And even if we get in, we’re not always taken very seriously. 50 percent of the world is youth – time give us 50% influence!

 

What are your expectations for international organizations and NGOs to facilitate greater youth engagement?

Every country should have a National Youth Council, were youth representatives are chosen by the youth. NGOs and international organizations should encourage youth to stand up for themselves. Just like at policy-making, youth should be embraced in this world.

 

What are you, as a youth, committed to do to facilitate greater youth engagement?

As a youth representative, I travel through the country to engage youth in my themes (education and culture). I represent them at all levels and tell them about the ways the National Youth Council facilitates to get involved in the world of policy, international organizations and NGOs.

I’m dedicated to increase the youths influence by representing them at all aspects of society I can think of. I hope the youth gets inspired through me to do the same thing and realize they actually have opportunities to make a difference in this world!

 

I hope you all will join the discussion!

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November 3, 2012
1:29 pm
Aram Barra
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What, in your mind, are the most important recommendations to improve the engagement of youth in policy-making, programming, and research?

Open up the spaces for involvement! It is useless to talk on how important it is for new generations to engage in policy making, programming or research if we then don't create room for that to happen. This means creating paid jobs in the sector particularly dedicated for young people. In some UN agencies, they have also created the figure of a paid internship that will serve 6 months in a home country, and 6 months at the global office of the agency as a means to meaningful participation. 

What are your expectations for policy makers in your country to facilitate greater youth engagement?

Legislating around youth participation. On this, I think Miika's home example could become a good practice. Instead of 'legalizing' youth to participate, you should making it 'illegal' for policy makers not to listen to young people. This take on assuring participation comes with a toll, which is, only those that are most active will come forward and engage. Then, how do you create an overall and more general culture of broad youth participation? This is the same question I asked Miika during his panel, and it began a very interesting discussion between us two on the matter.

A good idea I have found to resolve the latter is integrating youth participation in the executive branch as well. Uruguay and certain provides of Argentina have moved on to, for instance, create a youth cabinet. This is, the government has a Youth Minister (who is of course young, unlike most countries around the world), who has a team of young people, each of them specialized in each of the topics that exist in the government cabinet themselves. Therefore, having a full youth cabinet that will intervene in every government discussion, offering a youth perspective on the matter and continuously making policy recommendations. Again, a basic key for this to work is that all these young people must be paid for their job and there must be transparency on their appointment and their credentials on the matter. 

 

What are your expectations for international organizations and NGOs to facilitate greater youth engagement?

Capacity building and training, technical assistance and new forms of financial cooperation for alternative means of organization. The new USAID policy on young people, launched this week, seems to have an ok idea of what should come next… 

http://transition.usaid.gov/ou…..Policy.pdf

 

What are you, as a youth, committed to do to facilitate greater youth engagement?

I commit to continue to work tirelessly as I have done for the past 11 years, to assure that young people are always at the table of discussion and decision making for anything that affects our own lives. 

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November 18, 2012
9:46 pm
Marie A. Tousignant
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Bonjour tout le monde!

 

J'ai appris plusieurs trucs sur ce forum! Je vois notamment que plusieurs jeunes s'intéressent à ces thèmes en éducation! C'est inspirant et je crois toujours et plus fortement depuis ma participation au forum que ces thèmes ont leur place dans l'enseignement! 

 

Je suis d'accord avec Marie-Pier Laflamme et Marie-Noëlle Auclair! Ce sont des projets très inspirants, par contre, nous devons trouver comment les appliquer concrètement dans nos classes et voir avec quel groupe d'âge nous pouvons arriver à réaliser ces projets! Je pense aussi que les enseignants jouent un rôle plus qu'important dans cet enseignement. Que ce soit pour la paix ou l'engagement civique! Il y avait une question dans les forums qui était comme suit : pensez-vous que les autorités (gouvernements) peuvent aider les jeunes à arriver à se conscientiser sur les thèmes présentés? Intéressant non? Je crois qu'il faut un juste milieu! Les autorités doivent nous aider à pouvoir parler de ces thèmes en les incluant dans les programmes de formation OBLIGATOIRE. Au Québec, nous avons des cours de citoyenneté au troisième cycle du primaire, mais ce n'est pas obligatoire et souvent, le temps manque! Je sais qu'en Europe, par contre ces cours sont tout au long du primaire ET du secondaire et qu'ils sont obligatoires! On voit donc que nous, les enseignants devons en parler et conscientiser nos jeunes, mais nous avons besoin de l'appui des gouvernements! C'est absolument nécessaire! Et quoi de mieux pour un gouvernement que de donner l'exemple en se souciant de ces thèmes! De toute façon, la meilleure manière de changer le monde c'est de commencer à la base de la société soit : les jeunes! Alors…. qu'attendons-nous?

J'en profite pour vous partager quelques sites internet qui m'ont inspirés pour mes réflexions et ma participations au forum :

- http://www.bao-j.be/topic1/index.html

- http://www.nonviolence-actualite.org/

- http://www.aide-et-action.org/…..njeux1.php

 


Je termine par contre avec un petit bémol tout à fait personnel. Je le partage avec vous, mais tout le monde a le droit à son opinion. Je trouve qu'il n'y a pas eu beaucoup de participants outre les gens dans notre cours à l'université Laval au Québec. J'avais l'impression que c'était quasiment une discussion de classe qui aurait pu avoir lieu en classe justement. J'ai bien aimé lire les opinions des gens d'ailleurs dans le monde, mais je trouve qu'il n'y en avait vraiment pas assez! Je me rendais compte que c'était souvent des gens dans mon cours. Peut-être l'UNESCO pourrait beaucoup plus de publicité? Trouver plus de sujets qui rejoignent plus de monde? En parler plus dans les réseaux sociaux? Impliquer des gens de plus de pays? Offrir des voyages pour que des étudiants puissent se rendre sur place? Bref… je crois qu'il y a toujours place à l'amélioration et là, je crois qu'il y a un grand besoin de réflexion et d'analyse sur les réelles retombées!

 

Merci d'avoir partagé avec les autres vos idées et votre désir de changer un peu, chacun à notre façon, le monde!

 

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