A EUROPEAN YOUNG CITIZENS’ INITIATIVE
The project is divided into 7 phases:
Phase 1 – Management of the project
Promoter organisation will contact all the participating organizations in order to facilitate monitoring and effective communication between the partners.
Phase 2 – Local focus groups
Local focus group will be held by each partner organization. Main aims are: to introduce the project and European Citizens Initiative and to assess needs of young people aged from 15 to 30 years old that could be translated in a European Citizens’ Initiative. Each group will consist of 18 young people aged from 15 to 30 years old plus 1 policy maker.
Phase 3 – 1st transnational workshop November 2013, Caltanisseta, Italy
Young people attending the workshop will explore together the following issues: what is a European Citizens’ Initiative, what can be proposed as a citizens’ initiative, who can organise a citizens’ initiative and how to share conclusions from local focus groups. At the end of the workshop, participants will form a “young citizens’ Committee” composed of at least 7 EU young citizens being resident in 7 different member states (1/participating country).
Phase 4 – Drafting the citizens initiative proposal
As follow up of the 1st workshop, the main conclusions will be drafted in form of a common youth-based initiative in order to launch a proper Citizens’ initiative. According to the general procedures to register a Proposed initiative, organisers will draft a document providing all required information for the registration of the proposed initiative.
Phase 5 – 2nd Transnational workshop March 2014, Limassol, Cyprus
During the workshop, the proposed initiative will be presented and participants will explore the further steps for registration of the proposed initiative. The workshop will include as well: analysis of other open/closed initiatives, debate and reciprocal confrontation on the potential of the European citizens’ initiatives in their future, reflection on follow-up activities. 21 young people (aged from 15-30) will participate in the workshop.
Phase 6 – The booklet “A European young citizens’ initiative”
A final booklet “A European young citizens’ initiative” will be created with the active involvement of all promoters, including the results of both local and international activities. The guide will be free to download in the partner websites and available in different languages (Italian, Greek, English, Romanian, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Polish, Lithuanian).
Phase 7 – Dissemination and exploitation of final project results and outcomes
Results of the project will be disseminated and exploited in order to maximise the impact of the project activities and to ensure that others young people can exploit the project’s results.
PROGRAMME: Youth In Action
PROJECT NUMBER: IT-13-E1-2013-R1
DURATION: 15.06.2013 – 15.08.2014
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You can find here created brochure of the project.