On 3rd March, Laura and Victoria held a Youth Club lecture on discrimination for Moldovan ten-graders. The topic was chosen to not only inform people about discrimination itself, but also to show them the importance of getting active when it comes to building a more inclusive society and to pursue European values.

In order to make the participants aware of discrimination based on different unalterable characteristics the facilitators had prepared a role play. The students were given a person’s description each and then had to become one with it. Afterwards, they were asked different questions like “Can you travel everywhere you want?” or “Can you easily afford your rent?”. For every “yes” they were supposed to step forward. Due to this exercise it was possible for the participants, to become aware of how discrimination works, of its potential consequences and also to experience vaguely how being discriminated against feels like. This paved the way for a more concious everyday behaviour towards less priviledged people.

For every “yes” they were supposed to step forward. Due to this exercise it was possible for the participants, to become aware of how discrimination works, of its potential consequences and also to experience vaguely how being discriminated against feels like. This paved the way for a more concious everyday behaviour towards less priviledged people.