Snapshots from the Borders – a call to action on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17th October, organised by EAPN Romania – the National Anti – Poverty and Social Inclusion Network, RENASIS, and its partners, Novapolis Association – Center for Analysis and Development Initiatives and Constantin Bratescu National Pedagogical College from Constanta, CNCPB, on the 11th October, 2018 in Constanta, the project Snapshots from the Borders inspired a theatre – forum performance, a piece organised and staged by CNPCB – Euroscola 2018 team, promoters of the campaign “We are Europe – the Europe we believe in”.

In this way, the students wanted to draw attention to issues such as migration, education for migrants, as well as other issues they may face at school on various occasions such as marginalization, discrimination, bullying, physical and verbal violence, or even racism.

Thus, over 60 young people present at the debate have expressed their opinions and offered suggestions for a Europe without poverty and inequalities. The students have shown their commitment to the Campaign No more bricks in the Wall, and for the sustainable development goals, SDGs, promoted by the project Snapshots from the Borders: SDG 1 – No Poverty –  eradicate poverty in all its forms, in any context; SDG 5 – Gender Equality – achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls; SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities – reducing inequalities within countries and from one country to another; SDG 11- Cities and Sustainable Communities – develop cities and human settlements, so that they are open to everyone, safe and sustainable; SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Efficient Institutions- promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, access to justice for all, and creation of effective, responsible and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Moreover, the CNPCB team, consisting of 2 teachers and 24 students from X – XII grades, joined and supported the project Snapshots from the Borders – Small towns facing the global challenges of Agenda 2030, since its launch in Romania, through a series of activities that they have carried out to promote the project, such as: face to face discussions with the local community about the importance of the project, working visits to other educational establishments and developing an online questionnaire addressed to young people.