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The European Christian Political Youth (ECPYouth) and PerspectieF (Christian Union Youth) are glad to announce that the registration for the Winters School 2015 is open. This Winter School will take place in Soest, the Netherlands from Friday 30 January till Tuesday 3 February 2015.
The theme of this Winter School is economic injustice. Economic cooperation is at the center of existence of the EU. But since the crisis, the economic system has undergone intense criticism. An economy that works for people is one the core values of ECPM. Therefore, the question of how justice plays a role in European economics, is at all times relevant. The winter school participants will delve into theoretical concepts of economic justice, and subsequently work together to formulate a plan of action for a campaign that aims to rectify an instance of economic injustice.
Why economic injustice?
Economic injustice is a very wide and complex theme. To bring it closer to our daily lives, take the example of the clothing industry. The recent disasters within clothing production facilities in Bangladesh have shown that our global economy is still only focused on making profits without taking moral responsibility. We believe that sectors of the economy, such as the clothing industry, should be focused on long-term sustainability rather than short term gain. We think it is important that Christian youth reflect critically upon inequalities in our society driven by capitalism.
The Winter School will consist of two parts. The first will be based on theory and discussion through lectures. Various lecturers will be invited to share their point of view about related themes such as global production chains, the role of consumers, corporate social responsibility and European policy strategies such as Europe 2020. The second part will be partly dedicated to soft skills training on political activism. The Winter School will combine both theory and practice through launching the new political campaign of ECPYouth on fair fashion.
Who can participate?
We welcome youth from both EU and non-EU countries interested in any issue related to economic injustice as well as those that are interested in learning more practical skills about political activism to apply. The participation fee is 80 euros (excluding travel costs). Registration deadline is January 15th at 18.00 CET. Cancellation deadline is January 20th at 18.00 CET. Cancellation fee after cancellation deadline is 50 EUR.
In the next few weeks more information will be given on the program as well as practical travel information.