Senate committee briefed on Canada’s expertise in youth political engagement

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AMMAN — The Senate’s National Youth Dialogue Initiative Committee met on Wednesday former deputy clerk of the Canadian House of Commons, Marc Bosc, to learn about his country’s expertise in youth participation in political and parliamentary life, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The committee’s rapporteur, Senator Samir Bino, said the meeting, which was held in cooperation with Jordan National Democratic Institute, is part of its activities that aim to inform it about various youth-related issues, plans and programs, especially those related to political life.

The committee, which is headed by Senator Rabiha Dabbas, seeks to encourage young people to get involved in various aspects of political life by providing an appropriate environment for participation and overcoming obstacles that could curb their engagement, Bino said.

Bosc spoke about Canada’s practices in integrating young people in the political life, including by launching a series of activities and programs; foremost among these activities is interaction with the House of Commons website.

Canada also launched a student-based training program and organized school tours to the House of Commons, aimed to familiarize young people with parliamentary works, Bosc pointed out.

He said efforts were made to focus on developing the educational content of the House of Commons official website, run by an advisory committee consisting of 12 volunteers, targeting youth and school students.

To orchestrate efforts and ensure transparency, he said Canada’s three parliamentary councils work together to provide “coherent and seamless” information, adding that their technical infrastructure is funded, supplied and maintained by the House of Commons.

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