Frankfurt: The Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) successfully wrapped up the Europe Regional V-TAG Strategic Meeting and Advocacy Training on November 5th, 2023, at Retreathaus Berghof, Germany.
Chithue Ven. Thubten Wangchen and Chithue Thupten Gyatso from Europe, Representative Sonam Tsering Frasi of the Office of Tibet in London, Representative Rigzin Choedon Genkh
On the second day of the training, Tenzin Lekshay, the Additional Secretary of the Department of Information and International Relations, CTA, introduced V-TAG and explained the need for such initiatives. This was followed by a presentation of the International Tibet Youth Forum Action Plan by Tenzin Palmo, staff at Tibet Advocacy Section, DIIR. The participants actively raised insightful questions, which were addressed during this session.
The participants were also divided into groups based on their countries to create detailed Action Plans outlining specific measures to be taken in the coming months and years to ensure successful campaigning efforts. The groups dedicated themselves to crafting their regional campaign programme and thoroughly discussing the key points outlined in the Action Plan presented at the 2023 International Youth Forum in Dharamshala. The country-wise groups successfully held their presentations on their concrete regional Action Plans later in the day.
On the last day of the meeting, V-TAG members Tenzin Paldon from Poland and Tara Lhamo from London presented a summarised version of the Action Plan for Europe. The plan was compiled from drafts submitted by all nine European countries, showcasing a collaborative effort towards a common goal.
The closing remarks were delivered by Chithue Ven. Thubten Wangchen and Chithue Thupten Gyatso from Europe, Representative Sonam Tsering Frasi, Office of Tibet London, Representative Rigzin C. Genkh
During the concluding session, Additional Secretary Tenzin Lekshey conveyed his sincere appreciation for the valuable contributions made by the younger generation to the Tibetan movement.
–Filed by Tibet Advocacy Section, DIIR