Coffee Talks 1.1. “Gender Equality”
This Saturday, UNYA Albania launched the first series of “Coffee Talks”. The “Coffee Talks” project is a creative idea that brings a relaxing social ritual closer to intellectual activity. By adopting an international idea such as World Coffee to a Coffee Talk, UNYA Albania aims at reformatting the whole idea of having a coffee. We want to find and spread the ideas, processes, and behaviours that can educate the future generations towards constructive conversations, sharing knowledge and group work. The first series revolved around SDG 5: Gender Equality and had as special guest Mrs. Fabiola Egro, a well-known women rights activist, one of the first women to lead the Women Club and Women movement in Albania and founder of the Center “Today for the Future”. You can read more about the event in our post-activity note.
Coffee Talks 1.2. “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”
Saturday morning we had our ‘wake up’ coffee at Europe House talking about SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Our interest on better understanding the process of building democracy and rule of law in Albania, as well as the latest reform on justice, gathered us around a vivid discussion. Arnisa Tepelija, expert on anti-corruption and closely following the justice reform at EU Policy Hub, shared experience on the field and provided better insight as how can citizens get more involved with the reform and feel part of it. Top-down or bottom-up reform, locally owned, human resources and timeframe of the reform were some main topics that we exchanged views on, and also came up with conclusions at the end. Be part of #CoffeeTalks to be an active thinker while socialising!
UN DAY – Coffee Talks
The ‘Coffee Talk’ project is a creative idea that brings a relaxing social ritual closer to intellectual activity. This third session of the Coffee Talk Series will be dedicated to the UN Day which will focus on the role and participation of youth.
Having regard to the previous UN work about youth such as UNM SC 2015 – Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS), Resolution 2419 (2018) that Calls for Increasing Role of Youth in Negotiating, Implementing Peace Agreements and many UN GA resolutions on improving the conditions about youth, the UN Day Coffee Talk will thus contribute to discuss the implementation of such resolutions about youth and security in Albania.
The activity is thought to have an opening address by two keynote speakers setting the scene for the topic, followed by two roundtables where the youth audience is invited to bring their contribution through discussions.
The audience will be composed by the registered individuals who will also be able to join the roundtable discussions and the broader audience which might attend the activity (but is not registered) and is free to attend the whole activity including the roundtables but not contribute to the discussions. The roundtables had max 14 individuals contributing to the discussions.
Coffee Talks took take place at the Europe House on Wednesday, October 23d at 18:30.
Youth Strategy 2030 – Coffee Talk
The newest Coffee Talk series will again focus on youth activism, through discussing the Youth 2030 Strategy and the launch of Generation Unlimited this September at the UN General Assembly. More specifically, we will debate on the contribution of youth to the implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals through this Youth Strategy.
Our special guest for this edition will be András Volom, founder of the Hungarian Youth Delegate to the UN Programme and President of V4SDG. For this reason, this edition of Coffee Talks will be conducted in English.
The first subtopic to be discussed will be Priority 3 that promotes economic empowerment through decent work for youth, for the implementation of which inter-institutional cooperation at the national and regional level is most needed; the second subtopic will be Priority 4 of the Youth 2030 that promotes the rights of youth and their civic and political engagement, in line with more civic awareness and respect for human rights in our communities for and by the youth.
Around 15 selected joined us in our coffee time to discuss for 2 hours in front of a hot cup of coffee, by hopefully becoming more optimistic, changing their behavior to act more to shape their reality, and by promoting this example of productive coffee time within their friends.