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Programme: Europe for Citizens
Identifier: 563090-CITIZ-1-2015-1-EL-CITIZ-NT
Title: Stimulating new forms of active civic participation through focus on Social and Solidarity Economy
Summary
20 years after the introduction of the EU citizenship the project “FOCUS” focuses on Social and Solidarity Economy issues which have been ignored or inadequately fulfilled and seeks to :a) contribute to citizens’ understanding of the European Union, of its history and achievements and of the EU policy making-process,b) create the space for a deeper discussion on the future of Europe, c) give responses to the questions for the kind of Europe citizens want, thus, for a strong, sustainable, prosperous, inclusive, democratic and integrated united Europe,d) raise awareness of forms of active civic engagement, reinforce those already existing and stimulate new ones, e) encourage democratic participation of citizens by promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering such as the occupation in cooperatives, non-profit organization, charities and generally speaking, in social economy structures.In particular, the project “FOCUS” through 4 distinct events attempts to situate social economy into a broader political context and investigates its relation with the well-known traditional theories and practices concerning the participation in the democratic life of the EU. Thus, the network of 10 partners desire to disseminate as a best practice for the empowerment of civic participation of those citizens who have not been involved so far, or who reject the Union outright of put in question its achievements, their engagement in Social economy structures.As the Social Economy moves between the government (public sector’s economy) and business (private economy) could be seen equal to the civil society’s economy, based on interests and wills of citizens and as part of the Solidarity Economy, the economy of vulnerable and disadvantaged people, usually indifferent in civic participation either at local or EU level, due to their poverty and social exclusion.
Start Date: 01-07-2015
End Date: 30-06-2017
Duration in months: 24
Total Budget: 135000
Details
Year (Call): 2015
Country:
Activity: Strand2: Democratic engagement and civic participation
Sub-Activity: Networks of towns
Coordinator
Organisation: DIMOS AGIA
Address: 27TH KALYPSO ALEXOULI STR
Postal Code: 40003
City: AGIA
Country:
Region: Extra-Regio NUTS 2
Organisation type: Local Public body
PIC: 949866196
RAB MUNICIPALITY
Address: TRG MUNICIPIUM ARBA 2
Postal Code: 51 280
Region: Zadarska županija
City: RAB
PIC: 938257721
PORTO MUNICIPALITY
Address: PRAÇA GENERAL HUMBERTO DELGADO
Postal Code: 4049-001
Region: Norte
City: PORTO
PIC: 938257624
UPPER CORSICA DEPARTMENT OF FRANCE
Address: ROND-POINT DU MARÉCHAL LECLERC DE HAUTECLOQUE
Postal Code: 20401
Region: Corse
City: BASTIA
PIC: 938257430
MONTONE COMUNE
Address: PIAZZA FORTEBRACCIO 3
Postal Code: 06014
Region: Umbria
City: MONTONE
PIC: 938257139
IMDINA LOCAL COUNCIL
Address: MISRAH IL-KUNSIL
Postal Code: 1050
Region: Malta
City: MDINA
PIC: 938256945
DROMOLAXIA - MENEOU MUNICIPALITY
Address: DROMOLAXIA
Postal Code: 7020
Region: Κύπρος (Kýpros)
City: DROMOLAXIA
PIC: 938256848
RONDA MUNICIPALITY
Address: PLAZA DUQUESA DE PARCENT 3
Postal Code: 29400
Region: Andalucía
City: RONDA
PIC: 938256751
CITY OF GALWAY
Address: CITY HALL, COLLEGE ROAD, GALWAY
Postal Code: 12200
Region: West
City: GALWAY
PIC: 936689813
KEILA MUNICIPALITY
Address: KESKVÄLJAK 11
Postal Code: 76608
Region: Extra-Regio NUTS 3
City: KEILA
PIC: 938256654
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