In rapidly changing societies, citizens need to develop competences which allow them to successfully manage the challenges posed by transitions taking place in their work, personal spheres, and society. Key competences and basic skills are needed by all for personal fulfillment and development, employability, social inclusion, civic participation, and democracy.
Under this scope, the ACTIVEYOUTH4LIFE project aims to enhance and cultivate youths’ active citizenship mindset, civic participation and environmental awareness, so as to be able to act as responsible citizens by adopting sustainable lifestyles and taking responsibility for the environment in order to effectively tackle climate change issues through the cultivation of LIFEComp competences.
ACTIVEYOUTH4LIFE aims to cultivate the active citizenship mindset of youths in order for them to be able to act as responsible citizens by adopting sustainable lifestyles and taking responsibility for the environment.
To foster active citizenship among young people and strengthen young people’s sense of initiative towards environmental problems.
To create a multidimensional training approach adaptable to local, regional and EU contexts.
To provide innovative practices and tools, such as filmmaking and serious gaming through ‘the art of storytelling’, so as, to prepare educators, trainers, youth workers and youths to become true agents of change via cultivation of LIFECOMP competences.
To promote youths’ active motivation so as to become more cooperative, be engaged towards problem solving for overcoming environmental challenges embracing their dynamic potential to cope with complexity as thriving individuals/ citizens.
To create an attractive and easy to be used training material for youths, in order to equip them with necessary knowledge, skills and competences that will prepare them to be active citizens towards environmental issues.
To create a virtual community space for the promotion of dialogue and collaboration among youths, motivating them to take initiatives towards a common goal: how to take action against climate change.
The training methodology will lie upon the principles of active, challenge-based learning and social constructivism. Having a learner centered focus enriched by participatory and digital storytelling it will contain highly motivating and interactive content in an online mode adopting forms of blended learning (face to face, online) Active citizenship and engagement of youth remains as one of the key priorities for EC with a special focus on the environmental and sustainability issues.
Moreover, youth workers need to find new alternative, inspirational means for engaging youths and cultivating their key competences that apply to all spheres of life and can help them to thrive in the 21st Century. The project is innovative in the sense that it introduces a new training methodology that fosters active citizenship and sustainability awareness through the development of LIFEComp competences in linkage with creative means such as filmmaking, gaming and storytelling.
CARDET is one of the leading research and development centers in the Mediterranean region with global expertise in project design and implementation, capacity building, and e-learning. Is independently affiliated with universities and institutions from around the world, such as the Yale University, the University of Nicosia and the International Council of Educational Media. CARDET has completed numerous projects relating to the development of capacity building and planning in education and VET, youth support, adult learning, literacies, digital tools, eLearning, educational technology, and social integration of marginalized groups.
Materahub is a strategic design hub working to foster local development by promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, networking and cross-fertilization. The experience of Materahub professional team is focused on culture and creative sector, cultural heritage, tourism, social innovation, innovation in education and enterprise and all those economic sectors which are relevant for the growth and wealth of the community.
The BALKAN INSTITUTE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (Balkien) is a public benefit, non-profit, legal entity governed by private Law. It was founded in 2016, with seat in Kalamata, Greece. Balkien conducts research and data analysis on the main issues related to the economic development of the Balkan countries and the relations between them. Fosters innovation and entrepreneurship through the collaboration of various bodies (municipalities, state-run and public organisations, private organisations, educational institutes, clusters, cooperatives).
Future In Perspective is a private company based in the border region of Ireland specialising in the areas of education and e-learning, media production, strategic planning and business development and evaluation. Through our work on national and EU funded projects, we have engaged and supported local youth groups, migrant communities, older persons, and individuals who have been absent from education to re-engage with service providers and mainstream education and training offerings.
Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures (SMOC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 2012 with an aim to promote Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina as an epicenter of cultural diversity in South East Europe. Our mere purpose of existence since establishment is to contribute to cultural tourism growth by strengthening the national cultural identity and touristic networks aiming to fortify a positive image and better understanding of the country. On an individual level we provide knowledge-transfer and enhancement of professional qualifications of employees in the spheres of tourism and cultural sectors.
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Project Number: 2021-1-ES02-KA220-YOU-000028702