Call for Participants: “Reinventing European Solidarity and Raising Tolerance –”

  • December 5, 2016
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Cyprus Youth Council as a partner of the project “ – Reinventing European Solidarity and Raising Tolerance”, funded by the Europe for Citizens Programe of the European Union, is pleased to announce the organization of the 2 hours workshop, which will be held on 13th of December 2016, 17:00 – 19:00 at «OMEGA Conference Room» of the European University Cyprus.

The project aims at raising awareness on the refugee crisis that Europe has been facing over the last two years. Through these workshops we wish to extract the concerns and proposed solutions by the society and the citizens taking part. In this way not only we can continue working on policy papers that reflect the reality of the European society, but we can promote active participation to the people on the issue.

The working language of the workshop will be in Greek. However, if there are sufficient English-speaking participants there will be a workshop in English.

All applicants should complete the application form which you will find HERE

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The refugee crisis EU has been facing is one of the most challenging it has faced in its existence.

In this situation the project seeks to raise awareness to the EU program and partner countries regarding the situation. Through the simulation game the program can help young people understand the complexity of the EU decision making process and the importance of active participation. Also the program seeks to inform the refugees about their rights and obligations as asylum seekers in the EU and to promote voluntarism in order to reinforce European and active citizenship

These goals will be achieved through a specific set of actions:

Workshops, in order to promote youth engagement in the policy making on the subject

Structured Dialogue, in order to bring policy makers and the public closer and promote social understanding on a European level

Trainings, in order to educate the society on human rights and asylum seekers rights

Volunteer program, where young people will interact and train refugees on their rights and obligations in the EU

Simulation game, in order to give young people the chance to experience policy making

The activities will take place in Athens, Tirana, Brussels, Nicosia and finally Mytilene