The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) launched its new video on the Tibetan Youth Leadership Program (TYLP) it organised in Brussels in November 2013.
From November 12 – 14, 2013, ICT held a capacity-building program in Brussels with ten Tibetan students residing and studying in 5 different European countries (Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom).
ICT’s TYLP in Brussels aimed at training Tibetan students to become effective leaders within their respective Tibetan communities in Europe and become advocates of the Tibetan cause at EU level, providing them with a meaningful exposure to the EU political scene and the discourse around EU-China relations and Tibet’s role in it. During the program, participants were able to expand their understanding of the role of activists, lobbyists, NGOs and the media in influencing EU foreign policy in Brussels.
The program also included visits to EU institutions, such as the European Parliament (EP) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), as well as meetings with EU officials.
Below is the full 10-minute long documentary, featuring interviews with the Tibetan students, European policy-makers, ICT staff and experts on Tibet.