Start date: May 1, 2015,
End date: Oct 31, 2015
“Young Europe” is a 8 days Youth exchange, organized by Civilna, edukativna i transparentna platforma in Djakovo, Croatia from 10.06.2015 until 17.06.2015 that will gather 42 young people and youth leaders from Croatia, Macedonia, Poland, Italy, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.Young people’s active participation in their communities and society as a whole has been a concern, debated and analyzed for a long time. Reports and studies state that people, especially young people, are losing community ties, have little or no interest and knowledge in economic, social and political processes and have low level of trust in democratic institutions and political representatives. This leads to weakened sense of citizenship and engagement in social and political life reflected by the declined levels of voting and joining of political parties. In European Union context, these tendencies of low engagement and participation in political, social and economic spheres are expressed even more, especially when it comes to young people. That’s why the youth exchange will address and raise awareness about all of these issues and will educate, motivate and equip young people with competences to take active part in democratic life and decision-making processes on local, national and European level. The project will also provide and introduce tools on how to be more active citizen, will encourage and equip participants with knowledge and skills to run their own activities on these topics, will clarify the work and role of EU institutions and will foster mutual understanding, solidarity, intercultural learning and dialogue and will promote international cooperation in the youth field.The Youth Exchange will provide the opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and best practices from participating countries, foster sustainable partnerships, support capacity building in the youth field and contribute towards active and motivated youth.The working methods used throughout the youth exchange will be various non-formal educational and creative methods that will include: brainstorming, discussions, groups work, work in small and big groups, simulations, debates, theatre, role playing and presentations.
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