On the 11th February 2021, the Municipality of Patos in Albania have organised an event on the topic Young People as Agents of Change. This activity was designed as a coffee talk, engaging a group of young people, with different occupations, educational backgrounds, and previous engagements in local processes.
With the participation of two experts, one specialized in intercultural dialogue and the other, a former participant in various exchange programs, the group discussed different ways on how to increase intercultural dialogue in this multicultural world.
Participants stated very clearly that nobody should perceive diversity as a threat, and that all must help each other in approaching citizens coming from different backgrounds
The young people have shared their visions of the role that the community should have in resolving issues, conflicts, and smoothing out the different cultural traditions and perceptions that exist in our city.
Participants stated very clearly that nobody should perceive diversity as a threat, and that all must help each other in approaching citizens coming from different backgrounds to participate in social and decision-making process.
Being an active group of young people in the city, they agreed to have future meetings and discuss on the possibility of creating new projects together.
This activity was organised within the VALID project financially supported by the Europe for Citizens programme.