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Project: Brus and youth

Brus and youth

Name of the organisation: Youth center Brus

Country : Serbia

Timeframe of the project: September – December 2020

 

Short description of the project:

With the realization of two-day workshops by expert lecturers, we will deal with the involvement of young people on the local level, also with excercise of democratic rights through realization of youth politics, and their needs and possibilities for active participation in society and possibilities for their employment. After the realization of workshops, we will talk together with younge people and leaders of Brus municipality about the making of platform which will be important and significant for the issues of young people on the local level.

Actvities:

A.1.1. Meeting of the project team
A.1.2. Making of application forms
A.1.3. Selection of young people, ages from 15 to 30
A.1.4. Media coverage of project activities
A.1.5. Departure to two-day training on Kopaonik
B.2.1. Day 1: realization of workshop on the topic of involvement of young people in exercising their democratic rights on the local level and engaging in the EU reforms
B.2.2. Day 2; Devising voluntary (street) actions and proposals, suggestions for the making of the platform, filling in the evaluation forms and summing up the impressions
C.3.1. Arranging and scheduling a meeting with the leaders of Brus municipality
C.3.2. The realization of the meeting between young people and the leaders of Brus municipality
D.4.1. Proposals and suggestions of young people for the making of the platform within the website of ‘Youth center Brus’
D.4.2. Making of the platform within the website of ‘Youth center Brus’
D.4.3. Announcement and media promotion of the platform within the website of ‘Youth center Brus’

Website:

omladinskicentarbrus.com

 

Project: Motivate, Activate, Participate!

Motivate, Activate, Participate!

Name of the organisation: NGO InterLingu

Country : Montenegro

Timeframe of the project: September 2020 – February 2021

 

Short description of the project:

Project Motivate, Activate, Participate! will be implemented in Capital City Podgorica over six months. Overall objective of the project is: Higher level of youth activism in Montenegro and a higher degree of their involvement in the processes of decision making; while specific objectives are: Increased level of knowledge of young people about participative democracy and ways of participation in local community; and Young people are motivated to advocate for changes in their society. Direct target group are 20 young people aged 15-24. Expected results: 20 young people increased knowledge and capacities for participation at local level, Increased level of positive changes in community conducted by young people and Youth in Montenegro informed about mechanisms for participation and civic activism. Main activities: Positive Change Box in High Schools and Faculties; Workshop for Youth on Participation Mechanisms and Civic Activism, Councilor in Local Parliament for a day, Video contest for youth on civic activism, Handbook for Youth on Mechanisms for Participation on Local Level.

Actvities:

A1.1. Preparation phase
A2.1. Positive Change Box in High Schools and Faculties
A3.1. Announcing call for participants for Workshop for Youth on Participation Mechanisms and Civic Activism
A3.2. Realisation of the Workshop for Youth on Participation Mechanisms and Civic Activism
A3.2.1. Assessment and evaluation of the Workshop
A4.1. Councillor in Local Parliament for a day
A5.1. Video contest for youth from Podgorica on civic activism
A6.1. Handbook for Youth on Mechanisms for Participation on Local Level
A7.1. Certificate award and final cocktail

Website:

nvo.interlingua.me

 

Project: Voices of youth make the decisions

Voices of youth make the decisions

Name of the organisation: Association ecologic organization ECO ACTION Tetovo

Country : North Macedonia

Timeframe of the project: September 2020 – January 2021

 

Short description of the project:

The latest developments in politics, increasing youth unemployment, increasing lack of values have led to political lethargy and apathy. Low wages and bad standard of life has led many young people project their future in western European countries.

Actvities:

A.1. Building capacities of the delegates of Local Youth Council of the Municipality of Tetovo
A.1.1. Training on leadership, public speaking and debate
A.1.2. Training on project cycle management
A.1.3. Train the trainer training on European values
A.1.4. Train the trainer training on Active citizens
A.2. Producing and publishing two guidebooks about European values and Active citizenship
A.3. Thee short videos by delegates
A.4. Press release

Website:

www.ecoaction.org.mk

 

Project: Young2democracy

Young2democracy

Name of the organisation: Association Demonstrational garden

Country : Serbia

Timeframe of the project: September 2020 – January 2021

 

Short description of the project:

The project is aimed at encouraging rural youth to actively participate in the life of their place, to cooperate with local institutions and CSOs and to actively participate in local decision-making process. The project will influence the strengthening of existing mechanisms for their involvement in local work, as well as the capacity building of municipal officers to work with youth from rural areas.
Research will be conducted on the topic of political participation and civic activism of youth from villages in the vicinity of Nis, and an analysis will be made of the current status and effectiveness of youth action in local level structures. The results of the research and recommendations will be disseminated through information panels to local authorities, schools, youth organizations and youth in order to enhance youth activism and develop a culture of youth participation in local decision-making processes.

Actvities:

Activity 1 – Researching
Activity 2 – Active Citizenship Workshops
Activity 3 – Workshops for municipal officials
Activity 4 – Presentation of research results
Activity 5 – Media campaign

Website:

www.nvoplant.rs

 

Project: Singing Together – Youth Voices

Singing Together – Youth Voices

Name of the organisation: Art Aparat

Country : Serbia

Timeframe of the project:

 

Short description of the project:

The project will address the problems of social exclusion of youth at risk, and the lack of youth participation among this vulnerable group. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to social inclusion and youth participation of youth at risk. Specific objectives of the project are: To strengthen the capacities of youth at risk for youth participation, through innovative approach based on peer learning and music; and to raise awareness of interested and general public about the situation, challenges and needs of youth at risk. Music and peer learning will be used as meaningful and universal tools for learning, psycho-social empowerment and social integration. Target groups of the project are: youth at risk living in Belgrade, youth and young adults from general population living in Belgrade, decision makers on the local and national level, and general public. Final beneficiaries of the project are youth at risk living in Belgrade.

Actvities:

A1: Preparatory activities
A2: Musical workshops with youth at risk
A3: Open workshops with youth at risk and youth and young adults from general population
A4: Audio recording of selected songs
A5: Video recording of selected songs
A6: Social media campaign

Website:

artaparat.org

 

Project: Opinion Poll on Budget Priorities of Youth

Opinion Poll on Budget Priorities of Youth

Name of the organisation: Balkanski razvojni centar Kraljevo

Country : Serbia

Timeframe of the project: September 2020 – January 2021

 

Short description of the project:

The project is implemented in the municipality of Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia during a 6 month duration period. In order to activate youth in the local community, the project organizes and conducts a Citizens' Opinion Survey on Budget Priorities, which includes the participation 2500 people – all students from the two high schools in Vrnjacka Banja, citizens, and employees of local institutions. Conducting of awareness building activities for youth, to increase their knowledge on how the LSG functions and interest them in active participation in decision making processes at the local level which will enable youth, as well as other members of the community through the youth, to express their views and priorities. Survey results will be used as input for the LSG in the drafting of the local budgets and allocation of municipal funds.

Actvities:

1.1 Four (4) presentations (online presentation made available)
1.2 Organize open-door visits to the LSG

2.1 Conduct meetings with LSG finances - Define questionnaire
2.2 On line survey prepared and access available for participants
2.3 Data processing
2.4 Elaboration of report on findings
2.5 Presentation of results (online)
3.1 Present potentials of institutionalization

4.1 Prepare, print and distribute promo leaflets
4.2 Organize media events 2
4.3 Sports equipment to schools

Website:

www.ugbalkanskirazvojnicentar.org.rs

 

Project: Unijada 2020

Unijada 2020

Name of the organisation: Unija studenata Vršac / Students Union of Vršac

Country : Serbia

Timeframe of the project: November 2020 (1 month)

 

Short description of the project:

A project with goal to empower volunteerism and activism in our local community (Vrsac), with special attention being paid to demolishing stigma around marginalized groups (especially people with some sort of disability – physical or mental), as well as promoting healthy lifestyle and sportsmanship. An event about sport that will last a total of 3 days in November in Vršac and will bring people of different age and gender to promote healthy life habits and sporting spirit. Considering the entire situation around corona virus, our aim is to create event on Zoom and have it all online – team building between volunteers, P. E. classes, zumba class for different generations, workshops held by fitness instructor etc.

Actvities:

About one month before the event we will start promoting intensively on Facebook, Instagram, through an app, on TV, Newspapers and live – by using posters and pens. Our journalist will go through an internal course about reporting with a lot of practical work. Few weeks before the event, we will open Google forms documents where all interested contestants will be able to apply for the Unijada 2020.
• A1 – first day of Unijada
•    A1.1 – workshop for volunteers of Students Union of Vrsac held by a defectologist on the work with people with disabilities
•    A1.2 – Opening ceremony
•    A1.3 – Interview with famous athletes about sport
• A2 – Second day of Unijada 2020
•    A2.1 – team-building for volunteers and members of “Otvorenosrcesveta” and “ParakvadVrsac”
•    A2.2 – Zumba class
•    A2.3 – Workshop on the importance of healthy life-style
•    A2.4 –Workshop on maintaining mental health during quarantine
• A3 – Third day of Unijada 2020
•    A3.1 – Presenting team work between volunteers from Otvorenosrcesveta, Parakvad and Students Union of Vrsac
•    A3.2 – P.E. class
•    A3.3– How to stay active during quarantine
•    A3.4 – Quiz about sport and health
•    A3.5 – Closing ceremony

Website:

www.studentivrsac.org
Facebook link
Instagram link

 

Project: We create dialogue

We create dialogue

Name of the organisation: NYGEA - Network of Youth, Gender and Entrepreneurship

Country : Bosnia and Herzegovina

Timeframe of the project: November 2020 (4 months)

 

Short description of the project:

Very often contacts among youth from different ethnicities in different municipalities do not exist. Youth are not in position to meet, discuss, advocate and share experiences with youth from other locations. In addition young people also do not understand youth from other locations and are not active in decision making processes within their communities. This leads to lack of confidence and understanding among youth of different ethnicities and there are no local instruments to promote youth advocacy for creation of dialogue and to connect youth with local authorities. The project enables youth from four municipalities, all ethnicities, to involve youth to work on joint activities on establishment of dialogue, advocacy and decision making process at the local level. The project enables joint visit of all four locations, organization of round table discussions, forum and training among youth from four locations with local authorities and establishment of joint initiatives for future.

Actvities:

Activity 1 - A one-day youth public forum is planned in which a maximum of 40 participants from all 4 municipalities will participate. The panel will discuss establishment of dialogue and the advocacy process as an essential element for building dialogue and connections, and request that local authorities from the 4 LSGs be more actively involved in supporting the advocacy process for youth when addressing their issues of concern.
Activity 2 - Holding a round table for young people in the municipality of Vares with the participation of young people from 4 local communities and the participation of at least 60 participants and the arrival of the municipal representatives of LSGs from Gacko, Sarajevo (Center or Novo Sarajevo) and Nevesinje.
The organization of the roundtable will enable young people to further on dialogue, promote advocacy, exchange of experience and enable local authorities to engage in youth issues in 4 local self-governments. This activity will also be linked to the cooperation and experiences of young people and how they approach local authorities. The conclusions of the roundtable will be jointly analyzed by all 4 youth organizations involved in the project together with the moderators and sent to their organizations, mayors and local communities. A visit to the cultural and historical landmarks of the municipality Vares is planned, as well as a meeting with the leadership and youth in the premises of the youth organization.
Activity 3 and 4 - Nevesinje and Gacko are places where presentation and workshop on youth advocacy is planned, with the aim of involving authorities in the process of decision making for youth.After the presentation and workshop in the municipality buildings in Nevesinje and Gacko, it is planned to visit the cultural and historical sites in both locations.After that, meetings with the mayors and their teams will take place. With support of 4 youth organizations and up to 80 participants, the project activity in Nevesinje and gecko will enable participants to gain information and broaden their knowledge of youth advocacy and to learn how young people in Nevesinje and Gacko establish and build confidence, address youth issues in the decision making process. All Activity 3 will be directly linked to the Peace Platform. The signing of a joint declaration of young people from 4 LSGs is also planned at the end of the activity 4.

Website:

Facebook link

 

Project: Empower Youth for Participation! (EYP)

Empower Youth for Participation! (EYP)

Name of the organisation: Rrjeti i Organizatave “Zëri i të Rinjve” /Youth Voice Network of Organizations

Country : Albania

Timeframe of the project: November 2020 - February 2021 (4 months)

 

Short description of the project:

Through this project, “Youth Voice” Network of Organizations aims to support, empower and increase the personal and interpersonal capacities of young people aged 15-29 years old living in the suburbs of Tirana through capacity building activities focusing on active participation of young people on decision making process in the communities they live.
The project specific objectives (SO) are:
• SO1: To create an enabling environment for young people to get empowered by providing the necessary tools for their development.
• SO2: To engage youth to take a leadership role in organizing and participating on community based activities to identify problems and create solution to the problem.

Actvities:

1. Project preparation and informative sessions in schools, for selecting young people that will participate on capacity building workshop.
2. Capacity building workshop, that will have a specific focus on the following thematic:

  • Leadership and personal development (communication, conflict management);
  • Public speech;
  • Good governance and democracy participation.
3. Informative and inspirational short amatory videos prepared by young people, participating in capacity building workshop, that will demonstrate various messages, identifying community problems concerning youth participation in decision making process.
4. Online campaigns will be organized for raising awareness about youth involvement in decision-making process with participation of youth and local community stakeholders.

 

Website:

Website link
Facebook link
Instagram link

 

Project: Youth as agents of fostering local democracy through active participation in structured dialogue

Youth as agents of fostering local democracy through active participation in structured dialogue

Name of the organisation: National Youth Congress

Country : Albania

Timeframe of the project: November 2020 - February 2021 (4 months)

 

Short description of the project:

Youth in Albania is considered as the main driving force toward a more sustainable future of the country especially toward the EU integration process. Even though youth under 30 years old in Albania comprises one third of the population their participation and representation in decision making process remains very low. Lack of legal instruments and mechanisms that motivate and support youth, the lack of cooperation between different public and private actors, low level of education and lack of credibility in politics are some of the reasons that contribute to this situation.
The National Youth Congress identified the need to intervene and contribute to the encouragement of a constructive dialogue between local institutions with other stakeholders such as: youth organizations, youth, youth workers, citizens, media, academia, students, young women leaders and marginalized groups. The whole action is also based on gender equality principles and non-discrimination.

Actvities:

The aim and objectives of our action will be divided in three phases: capacity building of youth and other stakeholders, facilitation of constructive dialogue between public and private stakeholders and drafting of a policy recommendation.
The first activity will be a training extended in 5 days on: participatory democracy, accountability, active citizenship, leadership, and advocacy. At the end of the training the participants will get equipped with relevant knowledge and skills that will serve them and the communities they belong to. In order to reach more people, we will produce a video with the aim of conveying awareness messages to fellow citizens, youth and marginalized groups.
Assembling all the stakeholders in the same table to contribute by sharing ideas and experiences and engaging in more intense dialogue through a systematic communicative approach. This will be the peak point of our action that will stimulate debates and discussions among different actors and provide solutions for current youth issues.
The drafting of a policy paper which will be consulted with all the participants of the previous phases. In order to deal with the most urgent needs of youth in Shkodra and Durres region the formulation of relevant youth policies and actions is a must which will be distributed and recommended to local authorities. This way we will provide a bottom-up approach of inclusiveness and will create a better synergy of the work of youth actors and state mechanisms that will contribute to a more efficient problem solving.

Website:

Website link

 

Project: Face to Face with Local Administration

Youth as agents of fostering local democracy through active participation in structured dialogue

Name of the organisation: Trade Union Educational Centre

Country : Bosnia and Herzegovina

Timeframe of the project: November 2020 – February 2021 (4 months)

 

Short description of the project:

Project is aimed at bringing closer everyday functioning of local administration to youth 15-19 years old, especially focusing on functions of direct interest for them as future active citizens, by getting them acquainted with mechanisms of influence on community processes and how they can put their interests and priorities on local agenda. Its focus is to inform, empower and raise awareness of youth on work of local administration and how they can influence it by establishing permanent dialogue with administration.

Actvities:

•    Realization of 8 public classes/workshops with different categories of youth (in primary schools, in existing sports and youth associations, among informal youth groups) by 16 trained educators, with support of the project team in designing the activities. Educators will present the project topics (with a focus on work of local administration and mechanisms of influence) and discuss with the attendees what are the issues that enhance their direct involvement.
•    Conceptualizing and conducting a larger-scale online campaign "Face to Face with Local Administration", planning the whole process with the full participation of the project participants (they will be able to propose and comment on products we plan to develop as main ones within the campaign). A brochure "Guide to functioning of local administration for beginners" and a video clip up to 30 seconds long will be produced, containing central messages of the project to young people. Same will be disseminated to different youth groups through targeted Google, Facebook and Instagram campaigns, with regular posts on social networks, news distribution on portals read by young people. In addition to, campaign will also include a set of field activities, such as setting up stands to distribute promotional material near places where young people gather.
•    Final conference "Participation as my basic human right" will bring together project participants and representatives of the local self-government involved, along with media interested in following the topic (up to 40 people in total), as well as representatives of other municipalities from the surrounding area. Idea of the conference is to provide a space for dialogue and joint definition of a future mechanism for communication and coordination between youth and local administration. It should result in a proposal of the Follow Up Plan for further joint activities aimed at increasing the level of youth participation in community processes. It is designed as an interactive one-day gathering that will include individual presentations, work in smaller groups and open space methodology.

Website:

www.seccentar.org
facebook link

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