In Europe, schools, colleges, NGOs, and community groups have started hosting screenings in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Norway, Monaco, and France.
Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU)
On Friday 16 November, Kailash Satyarthi travelled to Rome, Italy, with members of the 100 Million global team to join secondary student leaders from all over Europe with the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions. Mr. Satyarthi gave a talk in advance of a screening of The Price of Free, with student leaders pledging their support to the 100 Million campaign going forward.
In Germany, international NGO Brot für die Welt and GEW (The German Education Union) have joined forces to set up the 100 Million campaign. Youth activists and members of the Bundestag met on 7th November to discuss how they can work together for the rights of every child.
Joining the young activists were Development Minister Gerd Müller; the Human Rights Commissioner of the Federal Government Bärbel Kofler (SPD); the chairperson of the Human Rights Committee Gyde Jensen (FDP); Stefan Liebich, foreign policy spokesman for the group of the left; Bundestag Vice President Claudia Roth (Alliance 90/The Greens); Sabine Weiss (CDU), Parliamentary State Secretary for the Ministry of Health; and Annalena Baerbock, the Leader of the Green Party.
Following questions from the activists Development Minister Müller suggested that a joint proposal be tabled by several political groups in the Bundestag in order to discuss the issue there - in front of the general public; other participants also agreed to take the campaign out into schools, colleges, and communities and work with young people to accelerate progress for marginalised children around the world.
Later in November, Missions Gymnasium Bardeland and Burg Gymnasium in Bad Bentheim, Germany kicked off the global screening of The Price of Free across the country. As well as hosting a screening, students held a discussion and created awareness posters on the campaign. Bundestag member Filiz Polat also participated by speaking with students about eradicating child labour.
University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Organised by postgraduate students, the University of Sussex hosted a screening of The Price of Free on 14th November. Following the screening, a student-led discussion took place on how student activism can combat child labour.