Training Seminar on Policy & Ethics
From May 8th till 11th WYA Europe hosted a group of youth from eight European countries, with a majority coming from the EU presiding state –
The kick off took place in the European Parliament with a panel discussion titled: “Youth perspectives on EU identity and demographic future of
In the evening we watched the film “Trade”, which let us reflect upon another important issue present on the agenda of EU debates, namely the tragedy of human trafficking. The movie brought us to a discussion on the question of the treatment of human body and a threat of its commercialization and objectification.
On the 9th of May participants celebrated the Europe Day together with EP assistants and EU experts at a picnic in
It was a good opportunity to wish each other “Happy Europe Day” and share with others Robert Schuman words, printed for this occasion on a symbolic card: "
With this optimistic message we moved to the study of some key questions and concepts in bioethics (like: What does ART, assisted reproductive technologies, mean? Can the use of ART impact our culture and does it relate to other bioethical concerns?) and further – from the experienced professionals we have had a chance to learn how the decision making process in the European Institutions works and what is the youth role in it.
On Saturday participants worked with the language of the EU documents directly. We studied the latest EP Report on the demographic future of
The final workshop on Sunday was to encourage youth leaders to "take
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