Kickoff: European Youth at the Frontlines of active citizenship, a Roadmap towards a collective “South-North-East-West” Momentum

Starting from 12th till 19th of March 2020 VCS Skopje was hosting the Planning Meeting for the Erasmus+ KA3 European Youth Together Project: “European Youth at the Frontlines of active citizenship, a Roadmap towards a collective “South-North-East-West” Momentum“. VCS Skopje is honored to be the Coordinating organization of this project.

Co-Creating future opportunities tailor-made for young people in our countries with our partners’ Citizens In Power / Πολίτες Σε Ισχύ (Cyprus), Young Europe Society (Y.E.S.) (Romania), Asociación Mundus (Spain), EUCMC Aarhus (Denmark). The idea of this one-year project is to tackle the present and craft the future by building brilliant minds thinking critically, with the belief that society can be a better place through enhancing the lives of youth. Young people setting their own narrative is definitely a top priority. This commitment is the cornerstone of this initiative uniting partners from all parts of Europe to work together.

This innovative program shapes a platform to provide young people from areas with fewer opportunities with a possibility to discover inventive ways for active citizen participation in the democratic processes in our European societies. A chosen network of youth multipliers will be trained, mentored and receive financial support for grassroots youth-led outreach initiatives, with the objective to directly support our societies’ aspirations to achieve social and economic prosperity.

The young multipliers will be challenged to identify ways to influence policies and participate in the democratic processes of their communities. Their task will be to come up with an initiative tackling a selected cause, with the purpose of creating a ripple effect across local communities located at the North-South and West-East axes of Europe that will impact our societies as a force for good.

The project participants can opt for a specific cause from one of these five Core Areas:

1) Education and lifelong learning
2) Social and Community Issues
3) Environment and Sustainability
4) Culture and Heritage
5) Health and Wellbeing

Selected young people will then be granted 1000€ to initiate a change at the local level and thus improve their societies.

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