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YEU Academy of/for Democracy - Youth participation for intercultural dialogue
Start date: Dec 1, 2009,

The general aim of the project "YEU ACADEMY of/for democracy - youth participation for interculturaldialogue" is to increase participation and empower youth leaders from our partner organisations who are active on local&intemational level to take more active role In civil society as a multipliers, motivating other non-organised young people to take active role on daily basis through youth organisations and promote intercultural dialogue and understanding as base of modern democracy among young people in Europe.The project has several international face to face and online activities: local educational activities hold in cooperation with partner organizations that will be lead by International team of experts in Non Formal Education & Media and New Technologies that will implement the Training Courses(TC) related to "Using media online tools to increase active participation of young people" and "Participation for intercultural dialogue" and record the documentary movie "Different youth realities in Europe" during the visits to 5 Programme countries.In the second phase, International team will facilitate 2 months online trainings using collaborative e-learning to ■develope media• projects and articles about imporance of participation in intercultural dialogue and finalize the editing of the movie. At the end of this second phase the International team will select the most motivated participants from the trainings for the last stage of the project "Act it outl" which will be hold in Nicosia/Cyprus with title "Youth in Action for participation and intercultural dialogue"(Funding application for Is1 September 2009 for YiA - Action 5.1.) This meeting will discuss the topic of participation and intercultural dialogue with authorities with special reference to the situation of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. Also, there will be promotion of the movie and publication from the second phase.The entire project will be implemented using non formal education methodology by and for young people involving them into the constant process of reflection, implementation and evaluation of the different activities.The project is planned to be implemented during 2010 and has the ambition to create a group of young leaders able to become real multipliers to increase youth participation and intercultural dialogue. Also, the project is a step in implementation of long term priority of YEU in promoting Active participation as a step forward in Intercultural dialogue and democacy development in multicultural Europe.

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