Until 10 February you can submit enrolment applications for this course, which has been strengthened with new teachers and an expansion of the political activism modules
The electoral appointments and the Spanish presidency of the EU will mark a course that will hold meetings with all the candidates for the Generalitat and visits to the Courts and the Congress.
The registration period for the 4th School of Citizenship begins for people of immigrant and migrant backgrounds who wish to participate in this programme, which has already trained more than 120 leaders in its first three editions. Those interested in participating in the selection process can request one of thee 45 places available filling in this form until the 10th February.
Driven by Jovesólides, Acoec and Espai Obert El Marítim, the 4th School of Citizenship will be marked by the 2023 elections and the Spanish presidency of the European Union. In this sense, interesting innovations have been introduced, such as political meetings, a direct dialogue with the candidates for the presidency and the Generalitat, accompanied by political leaders with a migrant background, who are already a point of reference. An initiative that follows on from the mentoring sessions of the last edition and expands its focus to include the key managers of the Valencian parties.
In addition, this course, which begins on 23 February, also has visits to parliamentary HQ's such as Corts Valencians or Congress of Deputies, among others, where students will be able to learn first-hand the workings of automatic and national legislative cameras.
Training programme of the 4th Citizenship School
The training programme is extended from 40 to 62 school hours. This course has created new modules on political activism; social innovation; work and adequate housing.A large part of the profesorial faculty has also been renovated with the aim of reinforcing preparation in those subjects and rights with the greatest incidence in the daily life of people of migrant origin.
The current issue includes Gonzalo Fanjul, researcher and anti-poverty activist, who will discuss the right to a respectable job and working conditions with Silvana Cabrera of Regularisation YA; activist and politician Guillen Balboa, who will give a lecture on the evolution of associativism into political activism; and journalist Youssef M. Ouled, who will speak about institutional racism and administrative violence; political scientist and communicator Ibrahim Rifi, who will address the obstacles to political diversity and strategies to build a shared cultural identity; Zenib Laari, social educator and world Kenpo champion in self-defence, who will speak about the right to inclusive education; and Ana Fornés, specialising in public policy, immigration and development cooperation, who, together with Mohamed Lemine, will address the right to adequate housing.
The new teachers join a faculty led by School of Citizenship director and manager Jovesolides Boutaina El Hadri, where communicator Fani Grande, sociologist Albert Mora, political scientist Aída Vizcaíno and doctor Rafel Sotoca, who specialises in public health, remain.
The programme of the 4th School of Citizenship is divided into the following four modules:
Module 1- Participation, Activism and Political Influence
- The map: this is social and political participation in Spain
- Forms of social and political participation
- From social participation to political activism
Module 2- Political Diversity in Diverse and Polarized Societies
- Cultural identities in diverse and polarized societies
- Barriers to political diversity and strategies to build a shared cultural identity
Module 3- Open fronts for citizens' rights
- Right to decent employment and labor relations
- Administrative violence and institutional racism
- Right to inclusive education
- Right to adequate housing
- Dynamisation: social innovation for the citizens' rights
Module 4- Self-voice in politics: leadership and effective communication
- Leadership and effective communication (part 1)|
- Leadership and effective communciation (part 2)
Hereyou can consult the detailed training programme and the chart of professors
Requirements for the student body of the Citizenship School
The training takes place between February and May on Thursday afternoons in Valencia and is aimed at 45 people residing in the Valencia region.
Aimed at immigrants or descendants of immigrants with a level of education equivalent to a bachelor's degree (standardisation is not required), creditable experience in a relevant occupation and an average knowledge of Spanish.
If you meet the requirements and want to become part of the leadership community, you can register here by 10 February to take part in the student body selection process.
Do you want to know more about the previous editions?
The aim of the Citizenship School is to promote the integration of immigrants into Valencian society through education, personal empowerment and a positive approach to interculturality. The aim is to encourage their participation in association activities and in the political life of the Valencian community.
https://jovesolides.org/los-partidos-valencianos-de-izquierda-se-comprometen-a-incluir-un-porcentaje-representativo-de-personas-de-origen-migrante-en-sus-listas-electorales-para-2023Valencian left parties commit to include a 'representative percentage' of people with a migrant background in their electoral lists by 2023
To follow all the news about this project, financed by theMinistry of Equality and Inclusive Policies, you can follow the hashtags #EscuelaDeCiudadanía and #MigrantesEnPolíticaYa on social networks.