The project "Think Global, Act Local!" is a large-scale pilot project that will bring together young people, youth workers, youth policy experts, political representatives and other stakeholders to reflect about global challenges and the role that young'people play in facing them. Our every-day behavior has long-term consequences on the quality of life of people in different parts of the world. Young people are very often not aware of these issues although they have trie potential to become important social actors that will bring a change towards more sustainable lifestyle.This project aims to raise awareness of young people and general public about global challenges, particularly those linked with the Millenium Development Goals, like sustainable development, environmental problems, intercultural dialogue, gender equality and the role of women, poverty and social exclusion or fair trade.The project will give a chance to 60 young people (mostly with fewer opportunities, who are the most vulnerable group affected by many of the global challenges) to become young "global ambassadors". The project will provide them with a complex self-development programme that will enable them to become active leaders and multipliers in their own local communities. Around 2400 other young people, youth workers, political representatives and other stakeholders are expected to be reached through various activities of the project.The main-activities foreseen through the project include regular meetings of the national project teams, an international kick-off seminar, an international seminar and study visit, local pilot projects organised by young people and centered around 5 action days, online-workshops through video conferences, job shadowing opportunities for young multipliers, an international evaluation conference with experts in Oxford, an evaluation meeting in Luxembourg, an interactive international exhibition and other preparation and evaluation activities.The project encompasses several tangible results. We will create an Internet portal about global challenges and youth participation, containing not only information about the project and its activities, but also articles, useful links and other information about the topic of the project. This portal should serve as a platform for exchange of experience and good practices. We will also create a popular publication about global challenges and the role of young people in facing them, in co-operation with experts and students from Oxford. We will also develop specific training tools for raising awareness of young people about global challenges In the context of European - Latin American co-operation. Other results like photos, video and other materials will be composed together in the form of an interactive exhibition that will take place at different places in Europe and Latin America and should reach around 600 young people.All the results of the project will be widely disseminated and we will work intensively on the visibility of the project. A database of stakeholders will be created consisting of more than 1200 contacts of youth workers, youth NGO representatives, youth policy experts, political representatives and journalists in the countries involved. These stakeholders will be regularly informed about the project, invited to various events and we will send them the results of the project.
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