The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) has approved for funding our Revision project, developed as part of our cooperation with Municipality of Haybes, France and the Via Charlemagne Cultural Route of the Council of Europe. The project is one of the 16 projects funded under the Europe for Citizens, 2014 – 2020 Strand 2 Measure 2.2 ‘Networks of Towns‘.
The initiative gathers local authorities from 6 European countries with the objective of encouraging young people to actively participate in the shaping of the future of the EU, through raising awareness of Europe’s violent past, the challenge the recent raise of extreme political movements represent for European society and the importance of the core values the EU is built upon for the future of Europe.
In 2019, the year of European elections, we also commemorate 2 important events that shaped our present reality – the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the 15th anniversary of the enlargement of the EU to the countries of eastern and central Europe. With the above background, the project aims to:
-encourage young people to be active participants in the shaping of the future of the community.
– empower young people to engage actively in the democratic life of the community, and express their opinions, by emphasising the importance of active citizenship, individual awareness and different ways of participation on multiple levels
– Raise awareness among young people of the core values of the European Union,and the importance of their preservation for the future welfare of European societies
– Challenge extreme right political movements, Euroscepticism, hate speech, racism and xenophobia through exposing the factual and logical fallacies abusive discourse is based upon.
– Raise awareness among young citizens of the EU policies, instruments and tools for engagement, participation and solidarity
Engage young people in the debate for the future of Europe, and encourage them to reflect on the society they want to live in.
In order to reach our objectives, six joint international events will be organized, guiding participants to reflect on the way political and social phenomena has affected the destiny of millions citizens in the past, as well as how the political choices we make today will shape our future.
Numerous media campaigns, challenges and contests will be also launched as part of the initiative, in order to engage decision makers, citizens and youngsters in a constructive discussion on the memories of the past and the future of the European Union.
For more information about the Revision project, please click here