The project "Be active! Participate!" implemented by the host organization Youth Council Prilep aims to promote unemployed young people's mobility and active participation in the society.Project aims at promoting participation in the construction of a tighter-knit, democratic, youth-oriented and united Europe, tackling the challenge of youth unemployment as an “opportunity” to develop active citizenship, enhancing tolerance, solidarity and mutual understanding and inclusion in the society. The project presents a set of activities that grants young people the chance to interact at the European level – and offers them the occasion to “work” together towards a common aim.Objectives:To contribute toward increasing the quality of projects promoting access of young unemployed people to Youth in Action programmeTo promote capacity building and innovation approach among promoters for the YIA programmeIncrease the participation of young unemployed people in the civic life of their communityIncrease the role of young Europeans in representative democracyProvide greater support for various forms of learning to participate.To foster intercultural dialogue between the young people and share cultural diversityIt represents an equitable platform where young people and other stakeholders gather information (with a bottom-up approach), debate, collect and share individual and collective opinions, formulate their views and draft them in the form of recommendations for future YIA projects promoting youth participation and inclusion of the young unemployed people. The partners of the project are youth organizations coming from 9 different countries – old and new EU Member States and pre-accession countries - where youth unemployment and participation of young unemployed people represents vivid issue on the national and European agenda. Main event of the project is international training course, going to be organized in the period of 7-13 May 2011 in Ohrid, Macedonia.
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