Euromed at work for active citizenship
Start date: 01 Aug 2012,
“Euromed at work for active citizenship” (EWAC) is a TC that will be held in Palermo (Italy) during 8 days. There will be 16 partners & 40 participants (youth trainers/workers, peer educators, volunteers,youth with fewer opportunities) from: Italy, Bulgary,Czech Republic, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Estonia, Slovenia, Malta, Turkey, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel and Morocco.The project has been born through the recognition that there is a close link between the current economic crisis and the sociopolitical transformations in EUROMED countries, so all dimensions of civic engagement (active citizenship, volunteering and participation) are increasingly appearing on the national and international agendas, leading many countries to adopt specific strategies or policies on it.EWAC aims to address these issues from young people's perspective, by stimulating them to use the different opportunities of participation that YiA and other programmes offer, as a way to tackle unemployment and social challenges.Objectives:- to support the development of an active citizenship and democratic participation at EUROMED level;- to show the different opportunities offered by the European and International framework of promoting active citizenship & participation at EUROMED level, including unemployed youth;- to reflect about EUROMED labour market situation and to stimulate cooperation between these countries in this field;- to reflect about non formal education and new technologies tools in order to promote active citizenship;- to raise awareness of the possible benefits of promoting active citizenship to local communities and society in general;- to share experiences and to develop common strategies for civic participation.The final result will be the built of competences on how to make youth active as citizens in EUROMED & the promotion of new projects. Non formal education methodologies employed include team building, group discussions, art, OST, etc.
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