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The student organisation in the Democracy – Democracy in the Student Organisation

The student organisation in the Democracy – Democracy in the Student Organisation

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Students are important agents of change all over the world. During the international student conference “The Student Organisation in the Democracy – Democracy in the Student Organisation” which was organised in Oslo, Norway, in September 2008, students from South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Colombia, Europe and Norway discussed the role of students and the importance of democracy in creating real change. This report sums up some of the discussions from the conference, as well as presentations from participants and speakers, within the four key issues of the conference, namely organisational work when freedom of organisation is limited, organisation and democracy, lobbying, and gender equality.

SAIH (the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund) was the main organiser of the conference. SAIH recognises the power young people have to infl uence their own societies, and also acknowledges that in order to change the world, one must start with oneself. SAIH has a long history within the fi eld of higher education, education for development and student solidarity. From 1961, SAIH has been working under the slogan Education for Liberation, which refl ects the idea that good higher education can enlighten, raise awareness, develop and liberate individuals, groups and communities as well as providing people with the tools for critical and independent
Students are important agents of change all over the world. During the international student conference “The Student Organisation in the Democracy – Democracy in the Student Organisation” which was organised in Oslo, Norway, in September 2008, students from South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Colombia, Europe and Norway discussed the role of students and the importance of democracy in creating real change. This report sums up some of the discussions from the conference, as well as presentations from participants and speakers, within the four key issues of the conference, namely organisational work when freedom of organisation is limited, organisation and democracy, lobbying, and gender equality.

SAIH (the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund) was the main organiser of the conference. SAIH recognises the power young people have to infl uence their own societies, and also acknowledges that in order to change the world, one must start with oneself. SAIH has a long history within the fi eld of higher education, education for development and student solidarity. From 1961, SAIH has been working under the slogan Education for Liberation, which refl ects the idea that good higher education can enlighten, raise awareness, develop and liberate individuals, groups and communities as well as providing people with the tools for critical and independent

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CONFERENCE REPORT:
The student organisation inthe Democracy –Democracy in the StudentOrganisation
Kine Stenersen (ed.)
 
Kine Stenersen (ed.)
CONFERENCE REPORT:
The student organisation in the Democracy –Democracy in the Student Organisation
SAIH’s International Student ConferenceSeptember 2008
 
SAIH, 2009Creative commons- Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2009, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/You are free to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the workUnder the following conditions:Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (butnot in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.No Derivative Works — You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.ISBN 978-82-990929-2-0Omslagsbilde: Creative commons, Philippe LeroyerSAIHTel: [+47] 21 06 34 70Fax: [+47] 21 06 34 71Web: www.saih.noPostal Address: Storgata 11, N-0155 Oslo, NorwayCover and layout:Unipub ASPrinted in Norway:AiT Edit, Oslo 2009SAIH, 2009ISBN 978-82-990929-2-0

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