Egypt at the Crossroads: Young Leaders Forum
Workshop for Youth, young Politicians, young Activists on Democratic Change and Civil Society in Egypt
Time & Date: Thursday, 31st March 2011 – Sunday, 3rd April 2011
Place: Hotel Palmera (Ain al Sukhna)
The workshop will be an Open Space event aiming to exchange views and visions on Egypt’s future between Egyptian and German youth belonging to political parties on the issue of political reforms in Egypt. Our goal is to empower the role of youth in the democratization process via training and dialogue among young members of the civil society and political parties in Egypt.
Open Space Technology was developed worldwide with the cooperation of many people and significantly by Harrison Owen. Open Space is a very simple way to enable more effective and productive meetings by providing truly open space and room to move. Room to meet about common topics, room to move through dialogues and literally to go where you can learn and contribute something. Room to engage on topics and themes that are important for the participants. Room to find solutions together and to agree on their further implementation.
The project promotes the establishment of structures for independent youth work, which increases the opportunities for young people in Egypt to participate in social processes. They are supported in their efforts to play an active and creative role in civil society, working towards a sustainable democracy and taking part in NGO activities of youth cultural centers.
This Open Space offers the participants room to discuss their understanding of human rights and democratic change, discover their potential power to change and improve the social and political reality of Egypt develop their own project ideas and implement them effectively The aim is support young people to shape their futures independently and join the political and social dialogue in Egypt.
Motivated and engaged young people (20+) who are either already members or are interested in joining or founding an NGO.