Between 14th and 21st of February, Active and its partners are marking the Children of Alcoholics Week. This year, under the motto 'All you need is love', we focused the week on the feelings of love and safety. Our press release comes with the support of Junis and Nacoa, two organizations that are making lives better for children of alcoholics every day. Click here to access the press release and enjoy the reading :)
Yesterday, February 10th 2016, was a historic moment for the civil society as the Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation took place in New York. The consultation was organized as one of the preparatory activities towards the UNGASS (United Nations General Assembly Special Session) on Drugs and it was the biggest event for the civil society before the UNGASS, and a great possibility to influence the process.
Our very own Julius Kramer, one of the youth representatives in the Civil Society Task Force on Drugs, took the floor to reflect on the role and importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in working with the world drug problem, the needed focus on prevention and the necessity to protect youth rights and the rights of the child. Way to go Julius !
You can read Julius' statement here
The Nom Com is waiting for your nominations so we can be even more than 100% sober. young. inspired. free... or simply put - awesome - in the future.
Since our present Secretary General is looking for new adventures and challenges we are opening a call for a new Secretary General who will together with Active and IOGT International board continue developing our work of empowerment of young people and civil society organisation in building democratic societies with healthy and actively engaged citizens.
In the last meeting for the year, we saw yet another call for a new EU Alcohol Strategy ! Will the European Commission finally listen ? Read our press release here
Young participants from different European countries have gathered together in Brussels to present and discuss the results of the Human Rights Generation yearly project. It was one week full of interesting talks and group work as well as the meetings with Members of European Parlament and various European Institutions. The collected stories of Human Rights have been presented to the representatives of International Labor Organization, International Partnership for Human Rights, DG Home, DG Education, DG Justice and MEPs. The European Diary of Human Rights with 50 stories on various social issues and from various European countries is available under the following link.
Check out our lately released video that shows the idea and framework of HRG Freedom in the 21st Century ptoject.
The summary of the project was presented during the conference in Brussels that took place at European Economic and Social Committee. You can read more in our press release available here and check an overall statement contained in our HRG Recommendations
Active is selecting a team for the European Youth Event ! Happening in May 2016, this is the biggest youth event of the year, filled with activities, debates and young people from all over Europe. This time, Active is one of the partners of the event, and we are happy to bring a team from our member organizations that will get to (re)present Active, learn, create, debate and gain invaluable experience ! Check the call by clicking here and APPLY ! The deadline is 15th of December.
The Human Rights Generation project "Freedom in the 21st Century" concluded its final meeting in Brussels with an advocacy week and press conference. The press conference gathered representatives from civil society who jointly sent a message for more tolerance, inclusion and respect for human rights, especially in the light of the current refugee crisis. Click here to read the press release with the conference conclusions
Take part in the UNGASS Survey on Youth!
2016 is an important year for the drug policy discussion all over the world, as the United Nations is holding its Special Session on Drugs in April!
To make sure that young people's and youth organizations' voices are being heard, we invite you to take part in the Civil Society Task Force survey and share your thoughts, experiences and wishes for the future drug policy.
Click here to access the survey