Premio a JEF Catalunya por su campaña durante las elecciones europeas

El pasado 12 de diciembre JEF Catalunya recogió el 2º Premi Barnajove otorgado por el Consell de la Joventut de Barcelona (CJB) que reconoce los proyectos y actividades desarrolladas por las distintas asociaciones de la ciudad durante el año 2014.

El Jurado del premio, al que concurrían una treintena de proyectos, remarcó la labor realizada por la asociación de promoción del debate, la información y la participación de la juventud en relación a las elecciones europeas celebradas en mayo de 2014.

JEF Catalunya desarrolló durante este año una intensa campaña de actos de debate, vídeos y actividad en las redes sociales y que formó parte de la campaña desarollada por JEF Spain. Asimismo, parte de las actividades se llevaron a cabo en colaboración con la Fundació Ferrer i Guàrdia.

Aquí os dejamos en este enlace la lista de los vídeos lanzados durante la campaña.

 

Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) Barcelona Summer School 2014

Next summer the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) organizes in Barcelona his Summer School 2014. Down here you have more information about it.

  • Summer School in International Politics 2014

http://www.ibei.org/summer_international_politics

* Authority and Legitimacy in Global Governance (Prof. Nico Krisch, ICREA-IBEI) – June 30 / July 3

* New Approaches to Global Governance and Regulation (Prof. Walter Mattli, University of Oxford) – July 1 / 4

 * In Search of a European Demos (Prof. Juan Diez Medrano, Universidad Carlos III – IBEI) – June 30 / July 4

 * Debating Human Rights (Prof. Jack Synder, Columbia University) – June 30 / July 4

  • Summer School of the Mediterranean 2014

http://www.ibei.org/summer_mediterranean

 * Islamists and the “Arab Spring” (Dr. Omar Ashour, University of Exeter) – July 7 / 11
* North Africa: Change or Continuity (Prof. Saloua Zerhouni, Mohammed V University Rabat) – July 7 / 11
* The New Middle East: Redefining Political and Societal Dynamics (Dr. Eduard Soler, CIDOB; Lurdes Vidal, IEMed) – July 7 / 11
* The Mediterranean as a Geopolitical Process: Adaptation to Overlapping Crises? (Prof. Pere Vilanova, Universitat de Barcelona – IBEI) – July 7 / 11

Summer School in International Politics 2014

Barcelona Summer School in International Politics 2014

PRESENTATION

The ninth edition of the Barcelona Summer School in International Politics will take place at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) during June 30 – July 4, 2014. The objective of IBEI’s Summer School is to offer different short courses on significant topics in international relations and international political economy, taught by experts of international prestige. The direction and coordination of the summer school will be provided by Jacint Jordana (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and IBEI).

The summer school is aimed at graduate students, professors and researchers in the areas of political science, economics, and international relations and international studies who are interested in learning first-hand about the latest advances in research.

The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals is a graduate teaching and research institution established through the initiative of the five universities in Barcelona (the University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra University, the Open University of Catalonia, and the Technical University of Catalonia). The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals supports research in all fields of international political economics, international relations, international security, foreign policy and comparative public policy.

 PRICES AND DISCOUNTS

Regular Fee – early bird registration (before June 9th):

1 course 280 euros / 2 courses 480 euros / 3 courses 675 euros / 4 courses 840 euros

Regular Fee –registration after June 9th:

1 course 350 euros / 2 courses 595 euros / 3 courses 840 euros / 4 courses 1050 euros

Discounts:

30% to UAB, UB, UPF, UOC or UPC students, faculty and returning summer school participants.

50% to IBEI students and IBEI Alumni.

COURSES

  •  Authority and Legitimacy in Global Governance (Prof. Nico Krisch, ICREA-IBEI). June 30/July 3
  • New Approaches to Global Governance and Regulation (Prof. Walter Mattli, University of Oxford). July 1 / 4
  • In Search of a European Demos (Prof. Juan Diez Medrano, Universidad Carlos III – IBEI). June 30 / July 4
  • Debating Human Rights (Prof. Jack Synder, Columbia University). June 30 / July 4

Each course will be taught over a period of one week, in a format of a daily two-hour sessions (10 hours). During these weeks, the teaching staff of the Barcelona Summer School in International Politics will also be available to participants hours to discuss their research projects.

 Further information and registration form can be found at  www.ibei.org

Concurs sobre la ciutadania europea

El Consell Català del Moviment Europeu i la Fundació Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia et conviden a participar en un concurs sobre la ciutadania europea. Per participar només cal que responguis a la pregunta:

Segons tu, què significa o què hauria de significar ser ciutadà/ana europeu/a?

El concurs pretén contribuir al debat sobre la ciutadania europea entre la gent jove, pel que el més important no és la qualitat artística del vídeo sinó donar veu perquè puguem compartir diferents opinions i perspectives.

Si tens entre 18 i 30 anys, participar és molt fàcil: pensa la teva resposta, grava-ho en un vídeo de no més de 30 segons i envieu-lo a través del formulari que podeu trobar a la pàgina web del concurs: http://www.euroaccionat.eu/ En aquesta web trobareu també les bases del concurs.

El concurs tindrà un reconeixement per votació popular i un altre per deliberació del jurat i en ambdós casos les persones guanyadores rebran un Ipad.

Us animem a seguir participant a aquells/es que encara no ho hagueu fet.
Moltes gràcies pel vostre interès!!
http://www.euroaccionat.eu/

Program WoC 2013

Program of the workshop

 

SESSION 0 A OPENING DAY – WELCOME

Date

Wednesday,  3, July, 17h-19h

Premise:

Hotel Lesseps, entrance hall. Hotel Lesseps: Calle Ballester, 77-81, Barcelonahttp://www.hotellesseps.com/en

Contents:

– Practical information and tips about Barcelona, the hotel and workshop facilities and rules of procedures (information related with meals, payments, etc.)- General information about the seminar- Presentation and handover of training materials (workshop’s kit)

 

SESSION 1 OPENING DAY – WELCOME DINNER

Date

Wednesday, 3, July, 19h30-21:30h

Premise:

Hotel Lesseps: Calle Ballester, 77-81, Barcelonahttp://www.hotellesseps.com/en

Contents:

– Dinner- Getting to know each other

 

SESSION 2 Introduction: the world we live in

Date

Thursday, 4, July, 9h-13h

Premise:

Espai Jove La Fontana: Gran de Gràcia Street, 190, Barcelona (map at the end)Google Maps 

Contents:

– Basic concepts to understand nowadays’ problems- The current trends in income and inequality- Public and private: the essence of politics

 *Lunch together at 13:30h. We will depart together from Espai Jove La Fontana: Gran de Gràcia Street, 190, Barcelona (map at the end)

 

SESSION 3 Citizens and participation in public decision making

Date

Thursday,  4, July, 15:30h-18:30h

Premise:

Espai Jove La Fontana: Gran de Gràcia Street, 190, Barcelona (map at the end)Google Maps 

Contents:

– Representation system, at glance.- Mechanisms of Participation: Electoral Processes, Petitions, ECIs, Participatory budgeting, etc.- Preparation visit to the Catalan Parliament

 

SESSION 4 Do we have an European public opinion? (dinner included)

Date

Thursday, 4, July 2013, 19:30h- 21:30h (dinner included)
                    Premise: Espai Jove La Fontana: Gran de Gràcia Street, 190, Barcelona (map at the end)Google Maps 

Contents:

– Dinner and debate with a journalist with a long experience with media and Europe

 

SESSION 5 The Catalan Parliament. Local policies in the EU.

Date

Friday, 5th, July 2013, 9:45h-13h
                    Premise: Parliament of Catalonia. http://www.parlament.cat/web/parlamentParc de la Ciutadella, s/n08003 Barcelona

Google Maps

 

Contents:

– The relationship of local governments with the European Union.- Visit to the Catalan Parliament and chat with Catalan members of the Parliament

*Picnic at Parc de la Ciutadella  (where the  Parliament of Catalonia is located)

 

SESSION 6 Youth participation

Date

 Saturday,6,  July, 10:00h – 12h
                    Premise: Espai Jove La Fontana: Gran de Gràcia Street, 190, Barcelona (map at the end) 

Contents:

– Youth organizations and youth participation- Network work in Europe- The impact of ITC: strengths and weakness* During all Saturday we will be filming a video in groups.

* 18:30h Cultural visit around the City (optional) and at 20:00h dinner together!

 

 

SESSION 8 Europe and European Citizenship

Date

Friday, 5,  July, 16:30h – 18:30h
                    Premise: Fundació Ferrer Guardia. Avinyó street, 44, 08002 Barcelona (map at the end)Google Maps

 

Contents:

– EU Citizens rights and possible obstacles- Future of the citizenship concept and status.- What We Mean By European Citizenship?

 

SESSION 7 Active and reactive citizenship

Date

Saturday,  6, July, 12h00-13h30
                    Premise: Espai Jove La Fontana: Gran de Gràcia Street, 190, Barcelona (map at the end) 

Contents:

– Conceptualization of active and reactive citizenship- Future of the citizenship concept and status within a democracy.

*Lunch together at 13:30h. We will depart together from Espai Jove La Fontana: Gran de Gràcia Street, 190, Barcelona (map at the end)

 

SESSION 9 2014 European Parliament Elections. Go!

Date

Saturday, 6, July, 15:30h-17:30h
                    Premise: Espai Jove La Fontana: Gran de Gràcia Street, 190, Barcelona (map at the end) 

Contents:

– European Institutions- Mechanisms of Participation- How to promote participation?

 * 20:00 dinner together and party

 

SESSION 10 CLOSING DAY

Date

Sunday, 7 July, 11-13h
                    Premise: Espai Jove La Fontana: Gran de Gràcia Street, 190, Barcelona (map at the end)Google Maps 

Contents:

– Final evaluation- Team Work: writing a collective manifesto- Final assessment of the workshop- Payments

 

JEF Catalunya

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JEF-Catalunya, que fue la primera sección de JEF en constituirse en España, es una asociación juvenil que desarrolla su actividad en el ámbito territorial de la Comunidad Autónoma de Catalunya. Fue fundada en el año 1979 por un grupo de jóvenes comprometidos con el asociacionismo y con la construcción de una Europa unida con fundamento en los valores democráticos.

JEF-Catalunya desarrolla todo tipo de actividades de formación, dinamización, debate y activismo relacionadas con la construcción de una sociedad participativa de seres humanos libres e iguales, así como de una Europa federal.

JEF-Catalunya participa en numerosas plataformas asociativas de la sociedad civil catalana como el Moviment Laic i Progressista, la Xarxa d’Entitats Europeistes de Catalunya o el Consell Federal Català del Moviment Europeu.

Si vives en Catalunya, eres joven y crees en una Europa unida con ciriterios de solidaridad, ¿a qué esperas para escribirnos?

T’hi Esperem!

 

Puedes ponerte en contacto con nosotros a través del siguiente correo electrónico: catalunyajefspain.eu

Síguenos en Facebook (JEF Catalunya) y en Twitter (@jefcatalunya).

Worshop on Citizenship in Barcelona (3-7 July 2013)

We are glad to announce the launching of our “Workshop on Citizenship 2013″. From the 3rd to the 7th of July an international seminar will take place in Barcelona where participants will learn the basic principles of active citizenship and its relationship with democracy. This project is the result of the partnership of JEF Catalunya  and JEF Madrid , coordinated by JEF Spain, with the Fondation «Ferrer i Guardia». This activity is funded by the European Commission through the Youth in Action programme.

Conditions

• English will be the working language
• Participants who will attend the workshop have to participate in the online activities
• Participants age: 18-30.
• Participants need to bring their European health card.
• Participation fee: 100 euros for people coming from JEF or partner organizations. It includes food and accomodation for the whole stay. The participation in the online activities is free.
• Travel reimbursement: 70% of travel costs (maximum reimbursement = 100 euros) for JEF and partner organizations.
• There is a reduced number of scholarships for economical reasons. Apply for them when fullfilling the form.
• Better travel reimboursements might be applied for low travel expenses.
• We will inform about specific conditions for both when the selection process is over

Registrations

You can register for the seminar in this link

More information

You can find more information here.

Workshop on Citizenship 2013: General Overview

We are glad to announce the launching of our “Workshop on Citizenship 2013″. This is a two step project to promote awareness about democracy and active citizenship within Europe and its challenges. The first step of the project is an international workshop. The second step of the project is a set of follow up activities developped by the participants. This project is the result of the partnership of JEF Catalunya  and JEF Madrid , coordinated by JEF Spain, with the Fondation «Ferrer i Guardia». This activity is funded by the European Commission through the Youth in Action programme.

Overall concept

In the past year there have been demonstrations all over Spain about the low quality of the democratic system. These protests have been led mostly by young people in an unprecedented manner. We have remarked that many of the critics that actual democracy was receiving were due to a lack of knowledge about how our democratic systems work. This lack of knowledge is specially marked when dealing with the European level. In the other hand the protest have accurately pointed out that our democracies are improvable.
With this project we would like to cover those two instances. Thus, on one hand we want to create a workshop to explain in an informal way how the concept of citenzenship works, which right and duties are involved in the citizenship concept and how citizens may participate in the building of a democratic society.

Global Objectives of the project

· To promote greater awareness among the youth of the concept of European citizenship.
· To promote a close practical knowledge on the various dimensins of the concept of citizenship.
· To contribute to a greater awareness among young Europeans of their similarities as European citizenships.
· To create a European citizenship awareness

Educational objectives of the project:

· Explain the contenct of the concept of citizenship, wityh special focus on rights and duties of people as citizens of the European society.
· Show the different types of eventual evolutin of the European citizenship, analyzing their advantages and disadvantages in the light of empirical evidences

 Sets of activities

We plan two types of activities:
We plan mainly two types of activities:
1) Instructional activities: we want to launch a workshop where students will think about the concept of citizenship, with special focus on the rights and duties involved through informal activities. This will take the form of an international seminar that will be held in Barcelona. This seminar has two parts. In the first one participants will interact in multicultural teams where participants wil think about the concept of citizenship currently in force. In the second one participants will be invited to discuss and provide alternative mechanism to make the concept of citizenship to evolve in a way that can help to improve the fonctioning of democracies and encourage young people to participate in the political processes.
2) Online activities: The online activities have also two parts. The first one is mostly preparatory. It will serve to put in contact the organizers and the participants themselves so that, when the seminar takes place, teams can work on the basis of some previous interaction. Finally, to get the budget as minimal as possible, we do not intend to make a preparatory meeting. Unlike other projects, given the nature of the workshop, it will kick out the project itself once the formation has been provided. The second part of the project is an online continuation of the proposals the participants did during the seminar. The idea is that they elaborate materials they decide (written, multimedia) to improve democracy in general but in particular in their own countries and how young people participation can be fostered.

Participants (number, age, gender)

Our presential workshop can work with up to 48 people.There will be several teams and we want that participants of the same country are not in the same team. We have decided to stablish a number of 2-4 participants per country, although it will depend on the circumstances. Partners should cooperate with us to provide even number of both genders, so that we have an even proportion. In our experience that is necessary as this kind of activities tend to have an underepresentation of men. The age of the participants should be among 18-30, although the seminar is more recommended for people between 18 and 22.

Timing

The workshop is planned to take place between the 3rd of July and the 7th. It is open to international participants from the countries being partners of this project..

Countries involved

Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Greece,Belgium, Spain and Romania

Who are we: JEF Catalunya, JEF Spain and Fundació Ferrer i Guardia

JEF Catalunya is a non profit organization located in Catalunya. We are part of a broader network called Young European Federalists and its national section JEF Spain, who seek for a more democratic Europe.
Fundació Ferrer i Guàrdia is an NGO focused on the young people, the interest in the on-going European construction process and the defense of the universal nature of Human Rights. This Foundatio works on the basis of thre ideological pilars: freethinking, tolerance an progress.
We have already done the workshop on democracy we aer planning to undertake with you several times in the past withing the framework of JEF Spain, with Spanish participants and only in Spanish and with international participants and in English. We have had wonderful feedbacks from the participants. In our Faceboog you can see some of the sesions.

Conditions

• English will be the working language
• Participants who will attend the workshop have to participate in the online activities
• Participants age: 18-30.
• Participants need to bring their European health card or equivalent.
• Participation fee: 100 euros for people coming from JEF or partner organizations. It includes food and accomodation for the whole stay. The participation in the online activities is free.
• Travel reimbursement: 70% of travel costs (maximum reimbursement = 100 euros) for JEF and partner organizations.
• There is a reduced number of scholarships for economical reasons. Apply for them when fullfilling the form.
• Better travel reimboursements might be applied for low travel expenses.
• We will inform about specific conditions for both when the selection process is over

Registrations

You can register for the seminar in this link

Registration for the Workshop on Citizenship 2013 in Barcelona

Conditions

• English will be the working language
• Participants who will attend the workshop have to participate in the online activities
• Participants age: 18-30.
• Participants need to bring their European health card.
• Participation fee: 100 euros. It includes food and accomodation for the whole stay. The participation in the online activities is free.
• Travel reimbursement: 70% of travel costs (maximum reimbursement = 100 euros) for JEF and partner organizations.
• There is a reduced number of scholarships for economical reasons. Apply for them when fullfilling the form.
• Better travel reimboursements might be applied for low travel expenses.
• We will inform about specific conditions for both when the selection process is over.
Extended deadline!

Registrations

You can register fulfilling the following application form