The Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani (“National Youth Agency”) has funded the project proposed by the body of UniOne "M.E.D.E.U.Y.M." - Making Empowerment Drawing an European Youth Model - within the Erasmus + 2014-2020 program.
The project involves the partners IFALL (Sweden), ZISPB (Lithuania) and People to People Roman Chapter (Romania).
The project, which fits in Key Action 3 of the program, will promote the participation of young people in the "structured dialogue” process, which is the definition used in Europe to describe the levels of dialogue between young people and decision makers, and aims both at a greater awareness and interaction of the younger generations in the formation of European policies.
Groups of young people from 4 different countries, Italy, Sweden, Romania and Lithuania, with the support of youth animators and facilitators, will be involved in a reflection on some of the most debated issues concerning young people in Europe and in particular:
- Participation in European decision-making processes,
- Social inclusion and volunteering,
- Social media and IT tools.
Participants will attend a national training course which will be organized in the period from April to May, and then they will take part to an international conference which will be organized in October with the aim of writing an international position paper to be brought to the attention of the European authorities in the field of youth policies.
The meeting will see the participation of representatives from both the political world and the European institutions, experts, representatives of the voluntary sector who will help the young people involved to improve their knowledge, but also their skills.
8 participants from Lithuania aged between 18 and 26, motivated to share their ideas and points of view with other young Europeans - included some children with special needs - will be selected for Italy.
Participants in the activities of the project will receive the Youthpass certificate, useful for the formation of a good European curriculum, since it makes what was learned through non-formal education during an Erasmus+ Youth Project visible and certifies, in particular, some soft skills recognized by the European Union and defined as necessary in the path for learning throughout life.