At the Nos futures competition in Rennes, Generation Z in 5 topics which can be vital to them | EUROtoday

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These 3rd year students from a Rennes college have launched a European citizens' initiative for a dignified reception of migrants.  From top to bottom and left to right: Yassin, Gassama, Lily, Carmine, Samina and Sofia.

Our futures, third! Since 2021, The world invitations you to the Champs Libres, in Rennes, as a part of a competition which, as indicated by its theme in 2024, offers “the next generation has its say”. In this context, we’re providing you 5 debates, designed and hosted with a gaggle of Rennes college students, primarily from Sciences Po Rennes, but additionally from Rennes universities and the Institut Agro Rennes-Angers. The work completed with this collective permits us to give you selections and approaches consistent with the issues of “generation Z” (born between the tip of the Nineties and the 2000s). What does she inform us this yr? Five anxieties and as many hopes.

The first topic – so as of look within the programming, and never so as of precedence – issues doubts, which don’t solely concern younger individuals, about consultant democracy, three months earlier than the European elections. “Would losing interest in voting necessarily mean losing interest in politics? », asked the students who designed this subject. If it is true that asking a question is already answering it a little, we can bet that they will invite us to regenerate traditional democracy from the sources, not so new, which flourish around collectives of all kinds – associations, citizen conventions , Amap, groups carrying out civil disobedience actions, etc.

The fight against global warming will offer a second subject, from the angle of“an open debate on the solutions to adopt, which invites us to take an interest not only in the causes of climate change, but in all those who think about how we are going to confront it”. The predation of pure sources shall be held within the scorching seat, whereas the notion of “Capitalocene” competes with that of “Anthropocene” to explain the period that humanity endures.

Contemporary with the delivery of smartphones and social networks, but additionally of steady information channels, technology Z is “constantly bombarded by information and knowledge”recollects the collective of scholars from Nos futures, who wished to ask – that is our third theme – “if we must have an opinion on everything, if we have the right not to have an opinion or, on the contrary, if we have a sort of moral duty not to remain silent”.

The fourth theme chosen may have been the topic of lengthy and intense debates. It issues each the way in which the media deal with working-class neighborhoods and what these neighborhoods “have to tell us”, aside from intervals when microphones and cameras are spontaneously turned on, as was the case final summer season, through the riots following the dying of Nahel M., killed by a police officer in Nanterre throughout a highway verify. It just isn’t insignificant that this topic is rising as a fresco has simply been unveiled in Nanterre in homage to Nahel M., a undertaking carried out by younger individuals from the Pablo-Picasso metropolis and supervised by road educators.

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