The project BASE - Be Active Shape Europe financed under the "Europe for Citizens" programme by the European Commission corresponds to the following EU Priorities:
Foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at Union level
Raise of awareness of Union’s values and promote the well-being of EU Citizens by stimulating debate, reflection and development of networks
Encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens at Union level, by developing citizens’ understanding of the Union policy making-process and promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering at Union level.
Main Objective: Enhance young citizens’ participation so they can contribute to society and political life.
The need for the project is born throughout many years of cooperation and meetings between the InterCity Youth Network partners from Greece, Italy, United Kingdom, Portugal and Bulgaria and aims to also increase partecipation from youth to the upcoming 2019 European Elections.
Through our activities and implementation methodology, we intend to contribute to the re-creation of trust in the spirit of the European Union, to the activation of youth’s interest in political life. Last but not least, the project aims to structured discussion between youth with decision-makers
Structured Dialogue in each partner: with young people, civil society, Local Authorities and stakeholders about European Union and the next period 2021-2027.
National workshops in each partner: between policy makers, stakeholders on relevant policy issues and young people aiming to create a Guide on problematic and proposals for the support of democratic engagement, direct democracy and youth engagement.
Transnational Conferences: Activate participation of young people based on the principles of non-formal education. They will learn about others’ culture on Environmental policy, but also how to meet, accept, share their ideas, to show an interest in cooperation and communication with citizens from other European countries.
Transnational Workshop in Thessaloniki: The project Be Active – Shape Europe be the basis for future initiatives and actions between the towns involved, on the issues addressed or possibly on further issues of common interest.
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