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Public Lecture - Venezuelan Youth Migrants in San Gil

When:Tu 03-11-2020 15:00 - 17:00

As a follow up on the fruitful collaboration in summer schools and other activities which resulted in the book on ‘Youth, education and work’, the international Youth, education and work network presents a series of online sessions called A Zoom In Youth, Education and Work: creating spaces for mutual learning.

You are cordially invited to attend the second online session on Tuesday, November 3, at 3 pm to 5 pm Dutch time (9-10 AM Colombia).

The link for this event can be found here.

Venezuelan Youth Migrants in San Gil

A continuous concern of our international YEW network has been international youth migration, particularly those from countries in internal conflict, such as the case of Venezuela. For the past years, Venezuelan youth have migrated to other Latin American countries, most of them to Colombia. The University of San Gil (UNISANGIL) is located on the main road that goes from the Venezuelan border to Bogota and continues to Ecuador, and from there to other countries. The Center for the Study of Solidarity Economics (CEES) of UNISANGIL initiated a research project early 2020 on the young Venezuelans arriving to San Gil. The research was halted because of the pandemia. While many Venezuelans have returned to their country during the past months because of their inability to generate any income due to the permanent confinement in Colombia and other neighbor countries and the economic crisis. However, as Colombian opens back its economy, Venezuelans are coming back. Of particular concern are young Venezuelan women (single mothers) traveling with children. We would like to continue this research of importance for San Gil community and vulnerable Venezuelan migrants. During this Zoom webinar, we would like to share with participants the research proposal and have a mutual learning process on how to best continue with a participatory action research process.

The panelists:

Gideon de Jong, Professor, Principal Investigator
Miguel Fajardo, Director of the CEES/UNISANGIL
Gloria Almeyda, Researcher CEES/UNISANGIL
Troy Segaar, Research Assistant, Graduate student University of Groningen

We hope to see you on November 3!

Victor Friedman, Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Israel
Gloria Almeyda, Universidade San Gil, Colombia Miguel Fajardo, Universidade San Gil, Colombia David Monk. Gulu University, Uganda
Ana Rodrigues-Vasse, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Jacques Zeelen, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Josje van der Linden, University of Groningen, the Netherlands