The project comprises of a mixture of activities that aim to boost the interest of the participants within all phases and reach high impact. Thus, the project consists of the following activities:
- Opening Ceremony, Athienou, Cyprus
During the Opening Ceremony, a press conference will be organized, introducing the project, its aims, objectives and activities to young participants, local authorities, local community and national press. A kick-off meeting between the representatives of partner organizations will also take place so that details concerning all stages of the project to be arranged.
- Structured Dialogue in each partner’s city
The structured dialogue will focus on the Debate on Euroscepticism under the title “How European Citizens Rights’ implementation combats Euroscepticism trend. EU solidarity in the times of crisis.” Key note speakers as civil society representantives, EU Institutions Representatives and MEPs and young participants will share their experiences and views towards Euroscepticism and how the promotion of the European Citizens Rights in everyday life can eliminate the waves of Euroscepticism.
- Local workshop in each partner city
During the 2-day workshops the young participants will focus on issues of youth engagement to European initiatives, active civil participation and European identity. Causes of distancing of young people from the European venture will also be explored and measures to be taken will be developed by the participants. The workshops will be implemented by experienced trainers in the field concerned based on non-formal methods and tools.
- AGORA – Open Dialogue in Athens, Greece
This event concerns an Open dialogue in a Public space where a simulation of democratic process n decision- making during Ancient Athens will take place. This experimental method of dialogue and participation will be applied under the topic “The ability to support the local authorities in order to promote European Citizen Rights and European cultural heritage.” During AGORA, young participants will interact with academics, local authorities representatives and local community.
- Writing Policy Paper & Presentation in European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium
This activity concerns the creation of a Policy Paper regarding proposals of youth engagement and active participation and actions towards young people reinforcement into European initiatives. The paper will be based on the outcomes of the workshops and the structured dialogue activity and will be developed by the representatives of partner organization. The presentation of the Paper will take place during a Promotional activity in Brussels with the presence of MPEs, young people and press.
- Closing Ceremony, Athienou, Cyprus
Young participants, local authorities, community and national press will be invited to attend the Closing Ceremony of the project. During the closing of the event, the outcomes of the project will be communicated to the public. A video, which will be produced during the project including moments, snapshots of all project activities, interviews and discussions, will also be presented to the attendants. After the ceremony, the partner representatives will participate in a follow-up meeting.
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