A brief description of the workshop The workshop has been developed between 15th May and 17th May 2015. This activity has revolved around the Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union. We have involved a group of Young people who had relationship with our university as Erasmus students or worker in some departement of the Catholic University from Murcia. The participants were from France, Netherland, Germany, Italy and Spain. The workshop was organised in two actions. First one has been a meeting for two hours for explaining the content of the Charter of fundamental Rights of the European Union to the participants. And the second session has consisted in a debate about different questions around the text of the Charter.
The methodology A.- Training about Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union Documents used to prepare the activity were: - “Charter of fundamental rights of the European Unión” (2000/c 364/01) http://www.europarl.europa.eu/charter/pdf/text_en.pdf - “Fundamental Rights and Citizenship The importance of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights for European legislative practice “ Viviane Reding Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Justice, SPEECH/10/463 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-10-33_en.htm
- “Commentary of the charter of fundamental rights of the European Union” http://ec.europa.eu/justice/fundamental-rights/files/networkcommentaryfinal_en.pdf
B.- The activity was developed in two phases
FIRST PART: The first phase has consisted in preparing the content of the debate. This activity was developped the 15th of may, in one classroom of the University. It has taken two hours. This session was led by two members of the Project: Pablo Cano and Isabel Sarabia.
1. We have distributed one copy of the “Charter of fundamental rights of the european unión” for each participant to working with it.
2. We have explained globally the content of the Charter of fundamental Rights to the participants for the debate.
3. The text was read by the group of participants and commenting together. We focused on the five first titles of the Charter:
a. Dignity b. Freedoms c. Equality d. Solidarity e. Citizen’s right
SECOND PART: It was the debate. This activity took place 17th may in a television studio at university. The debate lasted approximatley one hour and it was recorded as tv programme.
The debate was led by Angel Pablo Cano, one of member of the Project IDEA and professor at UCAM.
t. And the content of this discussion revolved around.
- The perception about European Union for citizens - The benefits and damages of belonging to the European Union in term of economy and culture… - The benefits of the Charter …. For citizens - The perception about the level of application of the Charter . - Opinion about some particular rights of the Charter as:
o Equality between women and men, o freedom to choose an occupation and right to engage in work, o fair and just working conditions, o right to have a family and professional life, o right to education, o right between women and men…
C.- Recording of the debate The debate was recorded as a Tv program and it was editing by UCAM students.
3. the target involved (number, age, etc) Participants were six persons whose ages were between 22 and 29.
Their nationalities were: - Spanish: Juan Emilio Noriega - French : Samia Boudali, - French: Clément Gasi (Erasmus Student) - German: David Heiser - Neerderland: Kristie Mechielsen (Erasmus Student) - Italian: Danilo Costante
4. the results and recommendations (3000 character).
An audiovisual production of 48 ‘. The content is about the point of view of European Young people about Charter of fundamental rights of the European union.
Only one of the participant had read the Charter before the first session of the workshop. The workshop has been a way european students to know their rights as european citizens and to be closer to EU. The workshop has allowed students to think about the sens and the opportunities for countries and for citizens to belong to European Union. Participants have excercised their Freedom of expression and information as a right recognised by the Union