CitizenGO International Summer School
CitizenGO is a premier global petition platform that unites citizens in support of the natural family, life, and liberty. CitizenGO wants to help a new generation of citizens become active in promoting life, family, and freedom all over the world. The CitizenGO International Summer School will take place in Rome, Italy from July 3rd to July 6th. It will be a extraordinary event, dedicated to educating young people between 18 and 30 years of age. The training will empower attendees to action by showing them how to communicate the passion that moves them. During the four-day, full-immersion training, students from around the world will learn about how to improve their advocacy from influential pro-life and pro-family leaders. We will talk about the most relevant challenges to our values, including gender ideology, attacks against marriage and the family, the persecution of Christians in the East, and the violation of freedom of opinion in the West. The prestigious Leadership Institute (USA) will lead part of the Summer School. They will give lectures on effective communication strategies and how to use the media. Finally, the Summer School will provide an opportunity to create an international network of young activists who are dedicated to defending our shared values. AGENDA TUESDAY - July 3rd (15:00-19:45 p.m.) Welcome - Mr Ignacio Arsuaga, CitizenGO CEO Italy: a lighthouse for Europe? - Mr Simone Pillon, Member of the italian Parliament Report on religious freedom in the world - Mr John Pontifex, Head of Press and Information Aid to the Church in Need UK; Mr Jean H., Regional Manager Asia Open Doors Onlus Speech Freedom in West - Mr Gregor Puppinck, Director General of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ); Mr Travis Weber, Director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Council Freedom of Education - Mr. Brian Brown, President of World Congress of Families WEDNESDAY - July 4th Program managed by The Leadership Institute Italo Antoniotti, Director of Institutional Relations, Fedecocagua ; Rick Tyler, Co-founder of Foundry Road Strategies; Ron Nehring, Director of International Programs, The Leadership Institute The Real Nature of Politics and Elections Communications Strategy Mind the Gap: The values driving audience judgments and choices Identity as Message Messaging Toolkit Storytelling: Connecting with your audience THURSDAY - July 5th Program managed by The Leadership Institute Italo Antoniotti, Director of Institutional Relations, Fedecocagua; Rick Tyler, Co-founder of Foundry Road Strategies; Ron Nehring, Director of International Programs, The Leadership Institute Television interview techniques Producing compelling video Crisis Communications Ten Negative Press Hits and How to Avoid Them Presidential Campaign Communications Working with the News Media Gala Dinner FRIDAY - July 6th (8.45 - 13) Being women today. The vocation of women in a post-modern world; Mrs Gabriele Kuby, writer and sociologist Being men today. The vocation of men in a post-modern world - Unconfirmed Speaker Round Table: Movements prolife and profamily in the world: what prospects? - Carlos Polo, Director of Population Research Institute; Unconfirmed Speaker; Unconfirmed Speaker; Moderator: Luis Losada, Journalist and CitizenGO Global Campaign Coordinator Goodbye - Ignacio Arsuaga, CitizenGO CEO FAQ What does the cost of the ticket include? The cost of the ticket includes accommodations in a single room for three nights (the 3rd-5th), and breakfast and lunch from the 4th-6th. Should I bring my printed ticket to the event? The printed ticket will be required to identify you. Please do not forget to carry it with you. What is the language of the school? All classes and activities will be in English.