The 3rd edition of Talks about Peace, an activity integrated in the ERASMUS+ project “YouthVoices4Peace”, took place on November 29th in the Auditorium of Escola Secundária Gabriel Pereira (Évora, Portugal) with great participation from young people participating in this project as well as other students from the University of Évora and the School where it took place.
The first part of this initiative took place on the morning of the 29th with a lecture on the role of diplomacy in resolving world conflicts by journalist and former Director of Courrier Internacional, Rui Cardoso, followed by an interesting debate with lots of participation from the young people present.
The afternoon part of this event was essentially dedicated to the problems facing young people and the national and European responses to these problems and featured 2 interesting interventions: the first by Gabrielle Bernoville, from DG Education and Culture of the European Commission (EC) on the “European Union Youth Strategy 2019/2027” with emphasis on the main opportunities opened by the EC for the mobility of young Europeans as well as on the means that young Europeans have at their disposal in building the European project.
Portuguese national opportunities for young people to participate in democratic life were the main topic addressed by Miguel Rasquinho, Regional Director of Alentejo at the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth (IPDJ), also with broad participation of young people.
During this event, young participants also had the opportunity to discuss the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, and to complete their YouthPass on the ERASMUS+ platform.
The ERASMUS+ project “YouthVoices4Peace”, managed by ENPP, brings together the participation of 40 young Portuguese  from the University of Évora, Escola Secundária Gabriel Pereira, Escola Secundária Rainha Santa Isabel de Estremoz and Escola Básica 2/3 de Alcáçovas and will have its thermal in end of 2023.