It was with a performance by TAUA that the seminar “Democracy and Participation of Young People” promoted by the Regional Directorate for Youth began.
The auditorium Tesarac received more than 100 students and multiple public entities who gathered together to hear contributions and opinions that are aimed to increase the interest of young people in the political world.
The session was opened by the Regional Secretary for Youth, Professional Qualification and Employment, Maria João Carreiro, followed by the contribution of João Bosco Mota Amaral with the theme “The (new) Supports of Democracy”.
Also on this panel, Diana Duarte, journalist and producer of the program “A Minha Geração” where she has the chance to interview people from 20 to 35 years old, shared her professional experience and the impact that the work she develops with younger people has on her life and in the way she observes the world and her country.
Diana defends that “this country is also for young people” and that, therefore, they must be heard, and their opinions must be considered in public debate.
After a moment of pause and networking, “Brigadas da Cidadania”, a project of the School of Rabo de Peixe, was presented, as well as the results that this project has gotten through activities developed by the members of the project.
The theme “The Challenges of Participation for Young People” was debated at a round table that counted with the presence of Elias Pereira, lawyer by profession, Alexandre Gaudêncio, Mayor of Ribeira Grande, Linda Luz, journalist, Sofia Botelho, activist and volunteer and Sebastião Silva, representative of the Azores in the 2022/2023 Youth Parliament. This debate was moderated by Dulce Bradford, journalist of RTP Açores.
The session was ended by Luís Garcia, President of the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores.