The project “AKA Active Citizens” has started!

Based on the post by SOLIDAR Foundation:

AKA (Awareness, Knowledge, Action) Active Citizens is a project co-funded by the CERV Programme. It aims to promote democratic participation and engagement among young citizens with vulnerable backgrounds at the EU level, in 8 countries through Global Citizenship Education-based activities to be implemented in Community Centres.

It will do so with a project timeline that builds momentum for the EP Elections 2024 while empowering the youth involved through Awareness and Knowledge resulting in Action for tackling environmental challenges in a collective and transnational manner. The project has started with a training for all educators involved, who will implement the agreed methodology throughout the 24 activities to be carried out by the Community Centres. These will represent opportunities for the youth involved to learn about EU policies and how to impact them democratically, interact with policymakers and eventually replicate the methodology used to further social action beyond the project lifespan.

The expected results are

  • strengthened participation of the target group in EP Elections 2024;
  • boosted awareness of EU policies and ability to recognise and combat structural discriminations in society;
  • innovative methodological framework for fostering social action and democratic participation in the EU;
  • enhanced cross-border cooperation among educators and organisations from 8 countries and exchange of good practices;
  • increased capacity of participants to make informed decisions.

The outputs will be a booklet (in 8 languages) of transformative education methodologies for democratic participation, resulting from the initial toolkit and 8 manuals; 24 activities carried out by 8 Community Centres with 500+ young people; and finally, a debate at EU level on the themes touched upon by the project, notably Environmental challenges.

DAFNI KEK will implement 3 workshops on the thematic of “Intergenerational Solidarity” in Patras from the period June to October 2023.

Stay tuned for updates!