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Corso di Formazione “CitizenShipping new Ideas to Europe”
02/02/2014 - 09/02/2014
Active citizenship is a prerequisite to the existence of a strong civil society not arbitrarily subject to the power of governments. The awareness of civil and political rights is accompanied in parallel to that of the role as a citizen and is actively expressed through the enjoyment of freedom of speech and association. In doing so the different components of civil society, dealing freely on topics of general interest, mature sense of belonging to a social and shared “contract” and temper selfish and disruptive impulses. It’s therefore necessary to establish the importance of a continental active citizenship as the base of a strong civil society able to prevent local conflicts and by giving young people a central role in its construction. “CitizenShipping new Ideas to Europe” will involve youngsters and youth workers from more than 10 counties in the field of Active citizenship, European citizenship and youth participation with a special focus on the situation and the needs in Eastern Partnership Countries. The main goal of this TC is to provide participants a concrete support for their professional development as youth workers and youth leaders to promote active citizenship through YiA projects. Participants will discuss the meaning of Active Citizenship, what citizenship means and what an active citizenship needs. This T.C. will be a platform for youngsters to discuss basic issues concerning participation, active citizenship, share experiences and learn more about non-formal methods for future projects. Finding intercultural differences, similarities and values that European youngsters have in common will inspire participants to new ideas for future collaboration. The project is based on non-formal educational methods (discussions, workshops, group work, role play, open space technology, brainstorming, practical work, etc.) in order to help participants get more familiar with the theme and get rid off cultural and communication barriers. We are looking for 4 motivated youngsters: available places left: 4 – Participation fee for each project is 30% of the travel costs, plus the annual membership fee 2014 (30€). For any questions, you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.