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About CivicAL Project
The Civic dimensions for social inclusion” project (CivicAL) will address the gap in civic education for adults in disadvantaged situation in 6 European countries, reflecting on the importance of extra-curricular aspects of CE within the frames of a multicultural European environment.
Main objectives of CivicAL project are:
- Support disadvantaged learners by providing civic training and guidance as a way of preventing social exclusion;
- Support civic education that focus on different cultures, religions and beliefs, to enhance knowledge and understanding of common values and to create a democratic learning environment;
- Empower and strengthen the role of adult educators in developing innovative pedagogical approaches, making them able to deal with diversity in non-formal learning environment;
- Build close cooperation between civil society, education and cultural organisations, local authorities and the private sector to ensure active participation of all members of the learning community in acquiring civic competences;
- lnvolve the wider community in the promotion of EU values, culture and social inclusion of disadvantaged adult l
The project “Citizens’ Reflection on Future of EUrope” (FuturEU) addresses the most important European political topics laid down in the White Paper for the Future of Europe and the thematic reflection papers. By organizing local forums (Citizens’ Advisory Councils), the project gives citizens of 8 European cities the chance to explore how specific policy fields based on the themes of social Europe, globalization and migration, economic and monetary union, EU finances, EU defense, digital Europe, youth – make an impact on the local and regional social environment in which citizens live and how they will reflect the everyday life in Europe in implication of the five scenario.
Local findings and reflections will be discussed during 8 international citizens’ forums in 8 local communities; the results will be publicly presented in the 8 communities and discussed with local, national and European policy- makers. The citizens’ forums will be accompanied by number of local exhibitions, Facebook competition, study visit, story-telling session, solidarity actions, street festival (Schuman Parade) in Warsaw that will involve also young people and EVS volunteers. The final event, Citizens’ Parliament Session, will discuss, issue and vote a Citizens’ Reflection Paper on the Future of Europe that will be disseminated to the newly elected EP MPs. By involving directly 910 citizens and indirectly over 8000, allowing them to meaningfully relate European policies to their social life and reality, the project intends to stimulate an informed public debate about benefits and challenges in major EU policy fields and its future.
Thus the project foster the sense of belonging to the European family and EU among its citizens and provide them with the opportunity to interact actively, to participate and construct a closer Europe to become united and stronger; to have their say and their interaction for the future of Europe, future of EU and enroll them actively in the coming 2019 EP Elections.
About European Decades (EdUcade Project)
The “European Decades” project (EdUcade) of Europe For Citizens programme 2017-2019 gathers citizens from different horizons and backgrounds in debates directly linked to the European historical events, with a view to raise their awareness of remembrance, common history and the aim of the EU to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples. Young people, CSOs, public authorities and a big number of disadvantaged citizens (unemployed, migrants, ethnic minorities, etc.) from 5 Member States and 1 EU candidate country will reflect together at local and European levels on major historical turning points in the European history from the last century.
- Contributing to citizens’ understanding of the EU, its history and diversity
- Promoting equal opportunities, non-discrimination principle and intercultural dialogue
- Fostering European citizenship and encouraging tolerance, mutual understanding and democratic participation of citizens at EU level
- Encouraging the development of long-lasting networking between organisations active in the field of societal engagement and volunteering at Union level
“My Europe – Your Europe – Your Say”(ME-YOU-US) project resulted from the joint expertise and experience of like-minded organizations from different sectors of education who believe that every individual is unique, equally worthy and has the right to live according to their beliefs, customs, practices and established behavior rules. Europe is quite different compared to what it used to be some 5 years ago. Globalization and migration have brought together people from different ethnic origins, religious backgrounds, beliefs, traditions and languages. However, sharing a common space does not automatically result in overcoming the boundaries of historically constituted communities; it does not necessarily involve opening yourself to otherness. It even resulted in the opposite: nationalistic and xenophobic political parties have been emerging and gaining public support in many EU countries, with the six partner countries included.