Project code: 2018-3-ES02-KA105-012616

Social media and Active Youth is an Erasmus+ KA1 project.

NEEDS Active Citizenship is a concept used within EU and also beyond focusing on forms of participation that can guarantee:

  • the continuation of representative and participatory democracy
  • to reduce the gap between citizens and governing institutions
  • to increase social cohesion   

Active citizenship among young people is nowadays wishful thinking more than reality, young people growing more and more distant form politics, public arena and the decision making process (according to OECD figures).

As opposite to active citizenship, social media finds itself at the peak of its existence and attractiveness to young people.

General objective: To stimulate/increase active citizenship through the use of social media among young people over the period of 7 days.

Specific objectives:

  1. To offer  young people over a period of 7 days the necessary knowledge and competences to use social media as a tool to become responsible (informed and active) citizens
  2. To provide young people with a set of competences that support active citizenship (both at national and European level), over the period of 7 days (this objective is accordance with a specific objective of the Erasmus+ programme: improve the level of key competences and skills for young people as well as to promote democratic life in Europe)
  3. To develop multicultural skills for young people through specific activities and relations over the period of 7 days (this objective follows the line of one of the specific objectives of Erasmus+: enhance the international dimension of youth activities, in particular through the promotion of mobility and cooperation between stakeholders from Programme and Partner countries and international organisations).

DATES OF THE YOUTH EXCHANGE

Day of arrival: 01-08-2019 – Day of departure: 09-08-2019

VENUE OF THE YOUTH EXCHANGE

Place: Errentería  – Country: Spain

Belabaratz is a youth hostel of the city hall of Errentería. Adress: Zamalbide Auzoa, 16, 20100 Errenteria, Guipúzcoa – Spain

PARTNERS AND PARTICIPANTS

DETAILS OF THE PARTNERNº of participants
ASSOCIATION DE COOPERATION AL DESAROLLO ABARKA (Spain)07 participants
CEDES (Moldova – Republic of)07 participants
FreeMinds in Action (Italy)07 participants
NAMOI (Russian Federation)07 participants
ZDROWY (Poland)07 participants
Seiklejate Vennaskond (Estonia)07 participants
Total42 participants
Partner’s Countries and Names and number of participants.