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The goal is a youth parliament for the Swiss Abroad

09.07.2015

OSA’s Youth Service is organising a seminar at the Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Geneva.

“Educating citizens: a guarantee of a vibrant democracy” is the theme of this year’s Congress of the Swiss Abroad. We are addressing this topic at a Youth Service seminar and will consider the following question: “How can we promote the political participation of young Swiss people abroad in a targeted way?” The participants will have the opportunity to contribute to the foundation of the first youth parliament of the Swiss Abroad. Together with the umbrella organisation Swiss Youth Parliaments, we will establish this parliament and jointly draw up a plan of action on the “Vision 2036” of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA).

As part of the seminar, participants will learn how a political debate works, that is, they will learnhow to obtain information about a particular issue and how to present their views. This workshop will be led by the “Dialog” foundation which launched the annual competition “Jugend debattiert” (Young People Debate).

The knowledge and skills acquired will then be put to the test on the stage at the Congress of the Swiss Abroad.

Anyone interested in making a contribution internationally and on behalf of young Swiss people abroad is invited to register on our website www.swisscommunity.org.

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