From September to November 2008 Citizenship Foundation hosted an international project called ‘Young Ideas for Europe’. The project, funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung and supported by NEF (Network of European Foundations) aimed to create a space for young people from different countries to meet and discuss about political topics in a European context.
Therefore, 12 students from Skinners’ Company’s School for Girls in Hackney participated in this project where they explored Family-Friendly Policies in the EU, during a series of workshops in their school. Three schools in Germany took part in the project at the same time.
November 14th 2008 was the last day of a series of workshops where students from Skinners’ participated in a role game where they played the roles of different political parties and they each presented their manifesto for Family-Friendly policies in 2020. The day ended with everybody present voting on their preferred manifesto. The students were able to exchange the results with their German peers on the day.
The feedback from the students was very positive and we hope that the Citizenship Foundation will be able to be part of such initiatives in the future as well.
A big thank you goes to Angeline David and Rebecca Warren from Skinners’ Company’s School for Girls for taking the students through the workshops on Family-Friendly policies.