The Study Session “Soci@lise” is an educational activity organised by Youth Express Network and Connect International in cooperation with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. With this study session, we want to bring 2 worlds, 2 networks and 2 approaches together and find a common ground for policy recommendations in regards to youth rights, social rights, digital rights in the digital era.

Aim and objectives of the activity:

The aim of this study session is to open a discussion on how Human Rights, Social Rights and Youth Rights in the digital era have been affected and transformed during the pandemic.

The objectives of this study session are to:

  • Explore whether Human Rights, social rights and youth rights are being infringed or enhanced in the digital era during the pandemic;
  • Discuss the risks and weaknesses of digitalization in terms of equality, access and inclusion (in the perspective of disadvantaged groups);
  • Create policy recommendations introducing digital rights of young people as important aspect of the YR guarantee 
  • Advocate for introduction of digital component in recommendations related to social rights of young people

Profile of participants:

This Study session is designed for 20 participants experienced or acquainted with at least one of the following areas:

  • Digital education / digitalisation
  • Youth / social work (ground experience)
  • Rights-based work (Youth Rights / Social Rights/ Human Rights)
  • Policy-making / Policy-practicing / Policy-reflecting

Participants can be 18-30 years old (we can accept 25% over 30 years old if justified).

Dates and the venue:

The Study Session will take place at the European Youth Center Strasbourg, France, from 12th – 18th July 2021. In case that the epidemiological situation in France deteriorates before the start of the Study session, the event will be held in the online form. 

How to apply:

You can apply by filling in the online application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfR6Pe6ILY-egdn5LtG69kAdR_FAPkY_Rep552pCwoSz_0RQ/viewform?gxids=7628

Deadline for applying

You have to send your application before 19th May at 23:59 CET

Important note

Travel costs reimbursement and accommodation will be provided by the organizers. All participants are required to pay a participation fee of 50 euros. The fee is deducted from the refund of travel expenses.

Find out more

You can find out more about Study visit by downloading infopack: http://www.connect-international.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Soci@lise-Call-for-Participants.pdf