Europe for Citizens International Projects

YES! Youth for European Solidarity!

Abstract
“YES! – Youth for European Solidarity” is a 2-year network, designed for creating spaces for discussion on the meaning of Solidarity in times of crisis in Europe, on the effectiveness of existing European policies and programs supporting solidarity projects and on the Future of Solidarity in Europe, with the identification of innovative tools that could guarantee a strengthening of the European integration process. The 15 partners
from 13 different nations (IT,PL,BG,LT,UK,RS,RKS,HE,SP,PT,FR,DE,SE) will involve about 500 direct and 55,000 indirect participants, thanks to the organization of international events during the Europe Day,World Environment Day, Digital Learning Day, EU Cooperation Day, World Fair Trade Day. The objective of raising citizens’ awareness of active citizenship for solidarity will be achieved through a structured workplan that
includes:

  • 4 international events, focused on 5 citizenships (European, Economic, Ecological, Digital and Global), when 26 young people (2 per country) will be trained for becoming “ESAs: European Solidarity Animators” and ensuring sustainability and a long-term impact at community level;
  • 2 local events, one for the initial promotion and for the selection of future ESAs and the other as a space for discussion on Solidarity and experimentation of the existing tools of participation in European democratic life, to be organized by the ESAs in their rural and suburban communities (Community Campaigns);
  • The production of two tangible deliverables: 1/”ESAs Toolkit”, with the methodology of the 5 Citizenships in support of Solidarity initiatives in Europe, to be distributed to other possible stakeholders, thus ensuring replicability; 2/Final Recommendation Paper “5 Citizenship,1 Solidarity”,with a collection of all the ideas, suggestions, proposals born during the Community Campaigns and delivered to the relevant decision-makers and policy makers at every level, with the help of Eurodesk offices, existing within the partnership.

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