Without always realising, people in extreme poverty acquire knowledge and a unique experience, based on what they live on a daily basis, on issues related to social exclusion. With Europe currently seeking new ways to develop, this knowledge is becoming precious.
Based on this, however, how is it possible for a person who has experienced extreme hardship to speak up, how can people feel part of society when experiencing constant social exclusion?
Find out here about People's Universities, a project set up by ATD Fourth World. People with an experience of extreme poverty, involved in their community to defend access to human rights, work with others to make this political consciousness emerge.
This video shows the European People's University in 2012, which centred on the issue of European citizenship. From a group's preparation in France, to another in the Netherlands, through to the seminar at the European Economic and Social Committee, you will follow the steps that lead the way to such participation, and which result in the full recognition of each and every one of us as equal.
This video is made up of extracts from the film CITIZENS, Fourth World People's Universities, by Delphine Duquesne - 2012 - Editions Quart Monde