What should be the position of the Civil Diplomat in the face of demonstrations in France caused by the labor crisis and social reforms?
In the face of demonstrations is important to know what position the Civil Diplomat should take on the civil protests.
In Europe, from Lisbon to Athens, there are several demonstrations against the worsening cost of living and the demand for social reforms.
However, for Arnaud Mias, professor of sociology at the University Paris-Dauphine, in many European countries, conflict and civil demonstrations are nothing new and have become frequent.
Equally, the UK is also entering a severe and long-lasting social crisis with a wave of protests in 2023.
What is happening in Germany is unprecedented: the economic crisis with rising gas and electricity prices has provoked demonstrations.
There were strikes in schools, hospitals, airports, and other transport services demanding wage increases.
However, in Eastern Europe, trade unionism has more difficulty organizing itself. Neighbors of war, face problems of corruption and issues involving agricultural supply.
Thus, it was the countries of southern Europe that most took to the streets.
Demonstrations in France
In France, Labor Day happens on the 13th day of mobilization against pension reform.
The demonstrations revealed the labor crisis and the strong opposition of people, their daily lives, and their living conditions.
Unions counted more than 2 million protesters. The strong mobilization was highly publicized and provoked strong reactions in neighboring countries.
Disturbances and acts of vandalism are registered throughout the country, but mainly in Paris, Nantes, and Lyon.
Residents say these were “unprecedented” acts of violence. There were several clashes with the police. The challenge led to anti-vandalism measures.
The Position of the Civil Diplomat
A Civil Diplomat is a person capable of using strategies intelligently and effectively. In extreme situations, is a mediator trained to be patient and resilient.
It is common for societies to go through crises when facing social and economic difficulties. Under pressure, training in Civil Diplomacy distinguishes an ordinary citizen for its neutrality.
In this way, the Civil Diplomat can offer biopsychosocial attention to the people and security forces.
The control of the impulse in order to resolve a conflict comes from training and qualifies the Civil Diplomat to mediate in these situations.
It is essential to know how to listen, analyze situations and negotiate a consensual solution with the parties.