ACT Youth in Movement!

January 14, 2018

ACT Youth In Movement!

Programme: Erasmus+, Support for Policy Reform

Action: Key Action 3, Social Inclusion through education, training and youth

Duration of the project: 24 months

For further information visit the website of the project: https://youthinmovement.com/

The project “ACT Youth in Movement” aims at creating innovative citizen pathways for young people with fewer opportunities, by providing them with the opportunity to realise a volunteering project with migrants or refugees in Greece or Italy. The project will involve 54 youngsters from the deprived neighbourhoods of Roubaix, Liverpool and Brussels and from Greece and Italy in volunteering projects supporting vulnerable migrants.

The project is a research and development cooperation for Social Inclusion through education, training and youth which is implemented under the Key Action 3, Support for Policy Reform of Erasmus+ programme.

In the project cooperate organisations from France, Greece, Italy, Belgium, and United Kingdom. The applicant organisation of the project is ADICE and the partners organisations are Social Youth Development, United Societies of Balkans, Per Esempio, Dynamo International, Merseyside Expanding Horizons.

The basic objectives of the project are:

~ develop volunteering projects to promote the inclusion and integration of unemployed young people at risk of exclusion or victims of discrimination and potential radicalisation

~ allow these young people to get involved with newly arrived migrants in order to develop values of citizenship, solidarity and tolerance

~ disseminate the good practices of the project and success stories of these young people and to make their experience known in their sending communities, and especially in the deprived neighbourhoods they come from. The objective is to attract other young people towards volunteering projects and to fight against the risks of isolation and violent radicalisation.

The target group is youth with fewer opportunities and youth in risk of exclusion and the project aims to:

~ share existing good practices related to sending and hosting volunteers

~ create a new training for young people so that they can work properly with newly arrived migrants or refugees

~ send 45 volunteers in projects in Greece and Italy (in projects with migrants)

~ organise 9 volunteering projects at the local level

~ create videos and dissemination tools illustrating citizen pathways of the volunteers, before their departure and during their project to show the values of engagement and solidarity

~ disseminate these good practices and these videos in the deprived neighbourhoods to fight against exclusion and radicalisation

~ work closely with institutions and organise a large dissemination event at the end in Brussels involving decision makers in order to make recommendations on youth policy.

The recommendations brochure of ACT Youth in Movement project, download the brochure.

The project is co-funded with support with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.