What is security and what does it mean to me?
This seminar material was produced by participants of the international seminar on Dialogue, Trust and Security – European Youth Perspectives on the OSCE in November 2016 organised by the Schwarzkopf Foundation with the support of the German Chairmanship of the OSCE in 2016.
Throughout the year 2016, the Schwarzkopf Foundation has organised events related to European security topics. The events have marked the German Chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, short: OSCE. From November 10 – 11, 2016, a final seminar on Dialogue, Trust and Security – European Youth Perspectives on the OSCE in 2016 brought together 25 participants from 13 countries, who are involved as peer trainers to the European wide school project Understanding Europe. Within the framework of Understanding Europe, they engage in discussions with pupils across Europe and bring European Citizenship Education into the classrooms. The pupils’ questions on Europe are the starting point of each course in schools across Europe.
After mapping out how current debates on conflicts and security in Europe are shaped, they further developed ideas on how to challenge national perspectives with a transnational outlook and how to encourage pupils to openly debate with each other. The ideas and the material filmed and produced during the seminar was then finalised by Anne Felmet and Thomas Leszke, two peer-trainers in the project, the short video, being a central part of the material, was finalised by Oliver Kötter, a volunteer in the youth network of the European Youth Parliament.