The SOURCE platform mobilizes youth for the right to water

Launching of the SOURCE platform in favour of the mobilization of the youth on the social and political issues of the right to water
SOURCE platform
Published: 6 years, 3 months ago (07/17/2013)
Updated: 10 months ago (12/21/2018)

www.source4youth.org

The project of the SOURCE Platform was born in Brazil following several meetings and events on the right to water during the the Peoples’ Summit at Rio +20 in June 2012. SOURCE is coordinated by the network EYES, Les Petits Debrouillards and France Libertés, and has received the support of many organizations, experts and activists of the right to water as Riccardo Petrella, Pablo Solon, David Boys, André Abreu, Darcey O’Callaghan, Claudia Campero, among others.

Objectives and thematic issues

Faced with the privatization, commodification and technocratization of water, the Source platform has set a goal to inform, stimulate and support the mobilization of the youth on the social and political issues of the right to water. We believe that too often young people are involved in a “cosmetic” or “advisory” way in the processes related to water management, without being stimulated to develop a critical and political vision, based on the principle of the recognition of water as a common good.

Resources

The website of the Source Platform is intended to be a place of information and reference, with the provision of different resources, articles, studies and audiovisual material on the right to water. In connection with the Facebook page and other social networking tools, the platform also aims to stimulate the inclusion of youth in the areas of citizen participation on water issues such as as the drainage basin committees, the major groups in the UN or the youth parliaments for water.

Actions

SOURCE proposes meetings, events, debates, workshops and artistic activities around the right to water, always based on the vision of water as a common good and with methodologies of popular education. We participated in the activities on water at the World Social Forum in Tunis and in meetings in Paris, Rennes, Bayonne, La Rochelle, Padova, and Zagreb, among many others.


This project is supported by les petits débrouillards, la Fondation Danielle Mitterand-France Libertés, EYES - Empowering Youth in a European society, l'IERPE, Food and Water Watch, Save Greek Water, la Redvida and la Coordination Eau-île de France.

For more informations, see www.source4youth.org