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1st International Online Meeting of University Students – SCHOLAS CHAIRS & INTEREURISLAND

1st International Online Meeting of University Students – SCHOLAS CHAIRS & INTEREURISLAND

A meeting between students from all over the world, transcending territorial borders, culture, religion, race, age and academic training. The meeting began with a presentation by Hamangaí from the Pataxó-Hã-hã-hãe people, a student of veterinary medicine at the Universidade Federal do Reconcavo da Bahia (UFRB), a volunteer from Engajamundo and a member of the Brazilian Indigenous Women’s Network.

The event had 112 participants from 17 different countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Spain, United States, Venezuela, Iraq and Romania.

With the desire to develop the international network SCHOLAS CHAIRS & INTEREURISLAND, and to respond to the call of Pope Francis, in the different working groups we tried to answer together the question: How can we develop together a pro-social citizenship that has deep roots and concrete actions in our context of life and study, the Local, and open our mind, our Heart and our Soul to the world, the Global?

Protagonism and creativity to build bridges and reflect on issues such as: contextualised education, intercultural dialogue, social responsibility of the university with its community, solidarity-based learning, in support of a Global University of Meaning. We chose 17 November, International University Student Day, in memory of the 9 students and teachers from various universities in the former Czechoslovak Republic, shot by Nazi troops on 17 November 1939.

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