EU Citizenship: Understanding and Acting Creatively
Period of implementation: May 2013 – September 2013.
Project description: The aimed of this project was to explore the concept of European Citizenship and to identify ways how to promote it among a larger number of young people. In the training organized in the period of July 19 and 28, 2013, participants from Western and Eastern European countries (Italy, Germany, Estonia, Spain, Moldova, Poland, Georgia, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation) had the possibility to vividly exchange opinions and share individual attitudes about the understanding of the same concept. The training course implied both theoretical and practical dimensions: discovering the various aspects and perspectives (social, political, cultural and economic) of European citizenship, as well as learn how to put it in practice. Participants played simulation games for modeling active inclusion, attitude development and fostering tolerance. They also debated current European issues, visited local NGOs that actively promote European citizenship values, hosted guest speakers and learned how to write project proposals and design joint project ideas on European citizenship for future development of the East West East network we are part in. The teaching method used during the training was exclusively non-formal.
Donors: European Commission, Youth in Action