Period: 01-09-2018 – 31-12-2019
Partners: European Educational Exchanges – Youth For Understanding, Center For Intercultural Dialogue, Les Jeunes Europeens-France, Eurooppanuoret Ry Tuotsiki Unga Europeer Rf Saameksi Eurohpa Nuorat Rs, Junge Europaische Foderalisten Deutschland Ev, Stowarzyszenie Europe 4 Youth, Federacion De Asociaciones Jovenes Europeistas De Espana, Bund Europaischer Jugend Junge-Europaische Foderalisten Osterreich Verein, Jeunes Europeens Federalistes De Belgique, Dypall Network: Associacao Para O Desenvolvimento Da Participacao Cidada, Evropeisko Mladezhko Dvizhenie, Zdruzenie Mladi Evropski Federalistmakedonija Kumanovo, Young European Federalists (Jef Malta), Anima’fac, Drustvo Za Spodbujanje Evropskih Vrednot In Federalizma Mladi Evropejci, Assemblee Des Regions D’europe, Union Des Federalistes Europeens Asbl
Lead partner: Young European Federalists AISBL (Belgium)
About the project:
Building on a strong coalition of youth-led and volunteer-led civil society organisation and network of political stakeholders and regional authorities, the project Road to the Future is built to encourage and strengthen European-oriented youth participation for a specific democratic milestone, the European Parliament Elections 2019 and on the longer term for the future of Europe. The project is built in two phases: the lead-up to the European Parliament Elections 2019 and their follow-up.Before the European Parliament Elections, the project will train multipliers in a cross-border perspective, and gather and develop tools and resources for these multipliers to organise local activities designed at include all young voters in debates about the EU and encourage them to vote. Two main mobility events will take place in this phase: a training for facilitators and organisers of local events, and a large scale youth event. One main high visibility large scale event, gathering 2000 young people will also take place. An overarching online (Social Media and online youth media) and offline (local events, and a bus tour with local high visibility event) campaign will give the chance to reach out to more young people and to collect their ideas and wishes for the future of Europe. These ideas will be featured on an online interactive platform which will be addressed to politicians, in particular candidates to the European Parliament.The second phase seeks to build on the ideas collected and momentum created to ensure a longer perspective on European-oriented youth participation. It will include a training for trainers and mentors, who will then organise local trainings and activities. These local activities will be designed at ensuring young people gain the knowledge, competences and tools necessary to be engaged for the future of Europe at the local level. A major high visibility event, organised in Berlin, will allow to reach out to 600 international young people.
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