The role of compassion
Compassion which is the foundation of cooperation, love and dialogue is a fundamental value that guides us to the next steps. With the project we expand the scientific definition of compassion, research the effects of compassion on behaviour, and above all, promote ways of leadership that put people at the center.
We included leaders from the youth sector and youth workers in the project. As a result of the activity, tools for reflection (postcards, poster, workbook) were created intended for young people, youth workers and the general public. The content of the workbook was co-created as a result of a workshop with participants as part of the cycle ‘Leadership based on compassion’. The participants of the workshop became the first ambassadors of compassion: Nives Felič (MC Vič), Marko Pavlovič (MC Zagorje ob Sava), Tjaša Vidergar (MC Litija), Tinkara Koleš (Center for Young People Domžale) and Ksenja Perko (Mladi zmaji). The group expands by invitation and regularly attends meetings through which it spreads circles of compassion.