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SIRIUS at the University on Youth and Development

This upcoming September, between the 11th and the 18th, SIRIUS Network will be one of the organisations hosting an activity under the framework of the University on Youth and Development from the Council of Europe.  

This is going to be the 21st edition of the UYD, which is an international youth event organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, where a number of youth-led and youth-oriented organisations have the possibility to run their own activities (trainings, seminars, board meetings, etc.) within a dynamic and participatory context which encourages networking, cooperation and peer-to-peer education. 

Since 2000 the UYD represents an international hub for meetings, youth advocacy and exchange of good practices. It gathers, for one week, hundreds of young people, youth workers, decision makers, experts from the field and institutional representatives, providing them all with a space to meet, debate, build their capacities and cooperate on youth policy issues. []. 

SIRIUS will organize an activity that will include young migrants and refugees (ages 16-25) that have arrived at the EU in different circumstances, and that currently are in different stages of their life. We will provide them knowledge on policy and more specifically on advocacy, and how to create advocacy campaigns to claim their rights and what they would like to see in the EU for their lives to be better.   

We want to thank the North-South Center for the opportunity of hosting our activity in the context of the UYD, as we believe that it’s a great place for our trainees to learn and to make good relationships with people around Europe and beyond.  

As SIRIUS, we will continue with our work on including migrants and refugees into the educational systems in the best way possible, and for them to have a quality education no matter where they go in Europe.