Thursday 7 June 2007, 5.30 p.m., Institut Barri Bes˛s Meeting Room (Carrer Josep Pla 40, 08019 Barcelona)
Bes˛s Youth Parliament
Third legislature. Closing session
With the support of Institut d’Educaciˇ of the Ajuntament de Barcelona, Departament de Cultura i Mitjans de Comunicaciˇ of the Generalitat de Catalunya, and the organisations forming part of the Fˇrum de la Ribera del Bes˛s.
The Bes˛s Youth Parliament is a project aimed at providing practical education in democracy by teaching participants about the culture of assembly, representation and political negotiation. This experimental initiative in citizen education is currently growing, embracing primary and secondary schools in an urban area undergoing rapid transformation: the city’s sea front, between the Ciutadella Park and the River Bes˛s.
On June 7, after the debates at the schools, the committees and the Parliamentary plenary session in May, the closing debate will take place, including a vote on the final document, entitled La ciutat, un dret de Tots (The City, a Right for All). You are invited to this debate, which will also be attended by members of the political parties the Catalan Parliament, representatives from the local authorities in Barcelona and Sant AdriÓ and by all interested members of the public.
The initiative, launched by the Institut Barri Bes˛s and Fundaciˇ Antoni TÓpies (under the Education Programme of the Urban Majorities 1900-2025 Project) is part of the City of Barcelona Education Project (the Citizenship and Education initiative), in cooperation with the organisations forming part of the Ribera del Bes˛s Forum and is supported by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia Ministries of Education and Culture and the Media.