We are ASUL: a young and dynamic European association.
ASUL : University Latin-American Association (in french: Association Universitaire latino-américaine) is a non-profit organization aiming to:
- Cooperate for the integration and awareness of the different cultures present in the university, national and international reality, in particular Latin American and Spanish-speaking countries.
- Encourage social, economic and cultural development through academic, national and international co-operation, particularly in Latin American and Spanish-speaking countries.
- Establish partnerships with other national and international associations and organizations operating in the same field of development and cooperation.
The strength of this association? We are located in the heart of the European institutions and we have a strong network of contacts within universities and diplomatic representations.
We are extremely happy to announce our last approved project and the Kick Off meeting has been organized in Estonia!
With commitment and adequate resources, youth organisations have the potential to make the most effective transformation of the world into a better place for all.Thus, Youth Workers 4 Global Goals (YW4GG) is an initiative that aims to activate youth workers to contribute towards the achievement of the SDGs. YW4GG through a complete cycle of raising awareness of SDGs, use of ICT tools, training course, job shadowing and evaluating will allow youth workers to identify entry-points in working with youth around the SDGs and contribute to the achievement of SDGs in the sphere of youth involvement. YW4GG will strength and empower the Europe-Latin America cooperation in this field.By using non-formal education methodology and youth-approach techniques, YW4GG will build the capacity of seven youth organizations, encouraging youth initiatives and youth inclusion by promoting democratic life in alignment of SDGs theme.
Thank you again for organizing this project, it was very eye-opening, and made strong human connections across Europe possible.
From the 4th to the 11th of November we had the opportunity to take part in the training cours e STOP HATE in the Spanish city Torremolinos that aimed to equip youth workers with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop practical tools and counter-arguments to online hate speech which they can use in work with young people. It was an Erasmus+ KA1 training course, so all the activities were done through the methods of non-formal education (for example role plays, simulations, acting…).
Our sending organization (ICRP Budapest – Institute for Cultural Relations Policy) helped us to plan our travel and the hosting organization ASUL (Association Universitaire Latino-Américaine) organized our stay in Málaga. The project involved 24 participants between 18-35 years old representing Belgium, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Hungary and Romania, but the participants came basically from all over the world.
I think that being part of an international project it’s very important for us. Getting to know other people and being involved in international activities opens us up and we can see the world different.
After taking part in the training course “Stop Hate”, I realized how important it is to speak your mind, to see that the world itself it’s changing day after day and that we should be more patient with people around us. We are not alone of course and most of the time we can be close to someone who needs help and support. There are many ideas spread around and we should listen to others and try to understand their life and their decisions without judging.
Very happy to announce the approval of this project.
The main aim of “STOP HATE” is to equip youth workers with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop practical tools and counter-arguments to online hate speech which they can use in work with young people. In this regard, the specific objectives of the project for youth workers are:
-To recognize what online hate speech is.
-To know the difference between freedom of speech and what is prohibited, such as illegal hate speech.
-To understand how social media is used to recruit followers to the hate speech narrative, especially the terroristic ones, and ideas and their influence on young people.
-To provide advice and information regarding the different institutions promoting the respect and the protection of human rights across Europe.
-To introduce youth workers the “Bookmarks” (revised version 2016). The manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education.
-To strengthen the role of youth organisations in identifying and speaking up against illegal online hate speech and those human rights violations affecting especially young people.
-To develop youth workers’ competencies in planning cross border and international campaign for countering online hate speech.