Towards Finland: the experience of Laura Ligazzolo, former intern of ALDA, among Finnish students
In the framework of the project Global.me, and in cooperation with the University of Oulu, some Finnish high schools offer to a couple of foreign students the possibility to hold seminars on citizenship education to the students of the city. Laura Ligazzolo, former intern in the Resourse and Project Development Unit of ALDA, was selected for the project and is now ready to leave for Finland.
“Finland boasts one of the best school systems in the world and it is globally recognized for its democratic model. Considering also that Finnish people have a strong sense of responsibility towards active citizenship, I think I will have the occasion not only to teach, but also to learn a lot from the context in which I will live and people I will meet”- said Laura.
The aim of the seminars is to raise young people’s awareness on issues that are relevant at the international level: the specific issues at the core of the project will be migration in Europe and the spreading of populisms also in Northern Europe, both as challenges for EU and European integration, the importance of political participation, active citizenship and intercultural dialogue.
“The internship in ALDA allowed me to further examine these topics from a practical point of view, but also from the side of projects and good practices, and taught me the importance of a bottom-up approach in order to answer effectively and efficiently to requirements and to turn challenges into opportunities. This is what I will try to convey with my seminars”.
Good luck from all of us, Laura!