Lecture and workshop at the primary school OŠ Bičevje (Ljubljana)
On Thursday 23 November 2017, we held a lecture and workshop at the primary school “OŠ Bičevje” in Ljubljana. The topic of the lecture were official institutions of the European Union and the Schengen area. We presented some of the fundamental characteristics of the European Union (the number of Member States, the anthem, the flag, etc.) and the main institutions: the European Parliament, the European Council, the EU Council and the European Commission. At the end of the lecture, pupils were acquainted with their rights, which are inherently linked with European citizenship. Schengen area was presented at the end of the lecture.
The lecture was followed by a workshop where we focused on the political participation of young people - what political participation is, what forms of participation are known, etc. After a brief debate, the pupils tried out in one of the deliberative innovations of citizen participation in political decision-making called the "Citizens’ trial". The pupils were divided into three groups: advocates of political participation of young people, opponents and jury. At the end of the workshop, both groups presented their views, and the jury decided who had more convincing arguments.
The lecture and workshop are available on the following link: http://prezi.com/r5vqqubdpmmb/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy.