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Programme: Europe for Citizens
Identifier: 589145-CITIZ-1-2017-1-CY-CITIZ-CIV
Title: “Building the skills and capacity of migrants, refugees and the EU citizenship to actively and democratically participate in the civic domain of EU”
Summary
The project CivAct achieved its overall objective to contribute to fostering a European inclusive citizenship and improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at union level by engaging European Citizens across Europe in discussions relating to the main discourse of the day: migration and refugees and how participation in the EU democratic processes can open the road to an intercultural society based on the ideal of universal human rights. Within the framework of the project the partnership “united in diversity” collectively achieved its specific objectives and results. The promotion of intercultural engagement was achieved through an EU survey and focus group that peered into the views of EU citizens and led to the creation of a volunteer project in order to build sustainable multipliers and agents of change in our local and EU contexts (R1/O1). This was also achieved through the early promotion of the European Solidarity Corps in preparation for its final launch at the end of the project. The partnership also promoted the EU functions and policies in relation to the project themes (R2/O2) and it created and discussed a number of contra narratives, ranging from humanitarian response and economic equality -as a reason to xenophobic attitudes- to the impact of automation and low fertility as proving the point of economic necessity of migrants, to foster intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding as well as to combat stigmatization of immigrants (R3/O3) . The promotion of understanding of the EU policies, and how they practically impact every part of each other’s lives and the way ordinary citizens can constructively engage in it were at the heart of the project. This was very pertinent as the project completion coincided with the European elections’ month and for the call for more participation of EU citizens, and especially European youth, to this process. Within the framework of the Activity 1 Exploring youth and citizenship approach we created a survey and the focus groups we scoped the views of European Citizens vis-à-vis the narratives that we know about migrants and about the EU. Within the implementation of Activities 2 and 3 we focused on introducing volunteers, refugees and citizens to each other within the framework of the EU family and values and the way that citizens can organize and be heard within the democratic organizations of the EU, especially focusing on the European Solidarity Corps and in adopting the guidelines developed by IRTEA. These first three activities helped towards achieving result 1 (promotion of Intercultural engagement and a European citizenship) and result 2 (promotion of the EU function and policies) and led seamlessly to the implementation of Activity 4 and 5 and the completion of the target for result 3 (creation of contra-narratives to foster intercultural dialogue). These big actions were organized in all territories and reached a considerable number of people.
Start Date: 02-10-2017
End Date: 01-05-2019
Duration in months: 19
Total Budget: 147750
Details
Year (Call): 2017
Country:
Activity: Strand2: Democratic engagement and civic participation
Sub-Activity: Civil society projects
Coordinator
Organisation: CENTRE FOR ADVANCEMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY LTD-CARDET
Address: LYKAVITOU AVENUE 29 1ST FLOOR ENGOMI
Postal Code: 2401
City: LEFKOSIA
Country:
Region: Extra-Regio NUTS 3
Organisation type: Civil Society Organisation
PIC: 999738552
COOPERAZIONE PAESI EMERGENTI
Address: VIA VITTORIO EMANUELE 159
Postal Code: 95131
Region: Sicilia
City: CATANIA
PIC: 946605638
FONDO DI ENTI LOCALI PER LA COOPERAZIONE DECENTRATA E LO SVILUPPO UMANO SOSTENIBILE
Address: VIA ALESSI 1 IT-06122
Postal Code: 06122
Region: Umbria
City: PERUGIA
PIC: 938559391
INSTITUTO MARQUES DE VALLE FLOR
Address: RUA DE SAO NICOLAU 105
Postal Code: 1500 582
Region: Extra-Regio NUTS 2
City: LISBOA
PIC: 939382727
INSTITOYTO EREVNAS KAI KATARTISIS EVROPAIKON THEMATON
Address: 39 FAVIEROU STREET
Postal Code: 10438
Region: Aττική (Attiki)
City: ATHENS
PIC: 936877605
CULTURE ET DÉVELOPPEMENT
Address: 3 PASSAGE DU PALAIS DE JUSTICE
Postal Code: 38000
Region: Rhône-Alpes
City: GRENOBLE
PIC: 925158065
PRESIDENCIA JUNTA DE EXTREMADURA
Address: PLAZA DEL RASTRO S/N
Postal Code: 06800
Region: Extremadura
City: MERIDA
PIC: 923180138
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