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.
If there is one thing in the world that should be regarded higher than all else, it should be the laying and upholding of a set of universal human rights. This is the foundation of a morally mature and functioning society. Unfortunately, in our quality of men, greed, envy and fear of change have always been a hurdle to the establishment of a world in which human rights are respected entirely and everybody is truly equal. This is where education comes into play.
“Everybody is born with human RIGHTS” was a training course which took place in the heart of EU, Brussels. During our 7 day stay there we got a solid grip on the theory and the application of the rights set by the UDHR and the ECHR. Our two trainers were passionate about improving us as human beings, both during the lectures and our free time.
Young people from different European countries met in Brussels to complete a course on human and minority rights.
- Can you give us your opinion about the project “Everybody is born with RIGHTS”?
This was my first project, so I was a bit nervous at first, but I was very well received by both my colleagues and the organizers, who made sure that the experience was unforgettable.
We carried out different workshops and activities that allowed us to get to know and deepen our knowledge oh human and minority rights, as well as their application today and possible future proposals in the EU. In addition, in spite of being a very difficult subject, the workshops were carried out in such a way that we were all able to understand and deepen the contents.
Finally, this project not only allowed me to get to know the subject matter, but also allowed me to meet many people from other countries and make great friends.
- Why is promoting minority human rights so necessary and why we must fight for equality?
I was a participant in the project “Everybody is born with RIGHTS” that took place in Brussels between 31st August – 7th September. I really liked the projects and that was because of its topic. I am really interested in democratic processes, in human rights and in minorities.
During this project I had the opportunity to learn more about this topic and how they are implemented around Europe and worldly in general. It was nice how we addressed the field with role plays, debates, and presentations, which helped all of us to understand better the human rights situation.
Promoting human rights is important because everyone has to have the right to live a life with dignity. Also, if it is not for them (the minorities, developing regions, etc.) we should do it for us. If we assure human rights for everyone, we are assuring them for us in the future too. Moreover, the more people have human rights and opportunities to live a proper life, the more the world is going to progress.