Civic Act’s first workshop in Rhodes

Empowering young people!

On 9 and 10 May, our project Civic Act hosted its first workshop in Rhodes, Greece.

The workshop aimed to empower young people, students attending the last years of high school, on civic engagement.

The workshop took place at the “Rodion Pedia” school and involved 18 high school students.

On the first day of the workshop, team members Chrysi Chrysochou and Benjamin Wilhelm, presented the Civic Act project and held activities to involve the young attendees.

Civic Act

Concerned by young Europeans’ disengagement from politics, Civic Act will be organising workshops on civic activism in high schools in Greece and Portugal. Using a learning-by-doing methodology, Civic Act aims to educate and empower young people to solve local problems through active participation, promoting the importance of youth engagement in political and social life. The members of this multinational team are experienced in civic engagement, data protection and campaigning, and will act as facilitators.

European Heroes

Concerned about young people’s decreasing levels of political participation, European Heroes aims to inspire young people to take action at a local, national and European level by providing them with role models and hands-on advice on how to make their voices heard. The team will interview young European activists who carried out various successful initiatives and produce videos and ‘how-to’ articles on the different ways to become civically engaged, such as how to start a petition or a movement.

EU2YOU

Concerned about the pervasiveness of negative stereotypes of Central and Eastern Europe, the team behind EU2YOU aims to address such negative preconceptions by producing informative, yet entertaining, videos, which will be published on YouTube. The project aims to raise cultural awareness about the countries that have joined the EU during the last two decades – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Romania – producing one video per country.