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The 2018 Arab-Euro Youth Forum of Alliance of Civilisations


Doha, 24-26 November 2018 - ENGSO Youth (EY) Committee member Niels de Fraguier and EY Youth Officer Danijela Svircic attended the 7th edition of the Arab-Euro Youth Forum of Alliance of Civilisations, organized by the Department of Youth Affairs at the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Qatar, in cooperation with the Arab League and the Council of Europe.


“50-50” Arab-Euro Training course “Youth Participation and Gender Equality”

Before the Forum, from 17-20 November 2018, Niels participated at the “50-50” Arab Euro Training course “Youth Participation and Gender Equality” which was themed around increasing youth participation based on the principles of the Council of Europe Revised Charter on the Participation of Young People in Local and Regional Life and relevant similar dispositions in the Arab region.

The session explored how young people participate in the decision-making processes, and how to secure and improve gender equality in before mentioned youth participation.

The training gathered more than 30 participants from European and Arabic countries who were encouraged to share their regional and local experiences in relation to their involvement in various NGOs, Youth Councils or other organizations.

All participants were allowed to bring new ideas to the table and build proposals for the implementation of the projects into their communities. Niels presented the ENGSO Youth opportunities for potential, future collaborations in the field of youth and sport.

Arab-Euro Youth Forum of Alliance of Civilisations

Arab-Euro Youth Forum of Alliance of Civilisations gathered more than 100 youth coming from 17 European and 18 Arabic countries. At the Forum, various topics were discussed from "The coexistence between cultures and civilizations”, "Nationalism and human rights culture enforcement" and "The role of sport in spreading rapprochement and understanding of culture between civilizations".


ENGSO Youth actively participated in the workshop entitled "Role of traditional sports in supporting cultural dialogue". The workshop gathered more than 30 participants aiming to find similarities between traditional sports in different countries, and finding ways to use sport as a tool to gather civilizations.

Our Youth Officer Danijela Svircic and EY Committee member Niels de Fraguier were organising and facilitating the workshop in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Qatar. Danijela also presented the general report at the end of the Forum with Mr Ali Al-thani from Qatar.

By promoting the role of sport for population, the workshop allowed the participants to get a new insight into the power of sport in local communities to bring a positive change and long lasting peace.

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