EU offers great opportunities for young people around Europe through multiple programmes and initiatives such as: Erasmus+ projects, European Solidarity Corps Opportunities, DiscoverEU and more! Still, many young people report low levels of knowledge of the EU and its functions, they feel that they do not receive enough information about it and do not know how citizens can participate in the various programmes. On the other hand, even though young people generally support the EU, there are increasing levels of Euro-scepticism within society in general. For this reason, during the 6th cycle of the EU “Youth Dialogue – Youth in Europe: What’s next?” which took place in 2017/2018 with young people from all over Europe, 11 European Youth Goals were developed, to identify the main challenges that affect young people’s lives and contribute to realising their vision.
VISYON project was designed in this particular framework, with the specific goal to Engage, Connect and Empower young people across Europe by equipping them with a stronger sense of belonging to the European society, thus turning them into active citizens with highly important skills for the 21st century, such as media literacy and digital content creation. VISYON (Values, Ideas and Stories from Youth ON stage) is a European Youth Together project that aims to:
By strengthening youth participation in Europe’s democratic life, the project addresses the EU need of building a better, greener, digital, and inclusive future through the direct involvement of young people and youth organisations. The project is based on an innovative approach, which will enable young people to share their opinions and recommendations for EU Youth Policies through short-movies creation. The project unites several NGOs from all over Europe, in particular:
During the 24 months (March 2023 – February 2025) duration of the project, young people will take part in several engaging activities, such as:
Finally, VISYON foresees an impact analysis and maximisation phase, during which a Toolkit will be developed to provide youth organisations with effective methods and approaches to foster youth’s active involvement in society and equip them with valuable personal skills. The final project event will take place in Rome, Italy, where VISYON results will be presented. It will provide a space for direct dialogue between young people and decision-makers, as well as an opportunity to discuss the project results, along with youth policies.
During the project implementation, partners together with the local young people will create:
For further information about VISYON please visit:
VISYON website: https://visyonproject.eu/
VISYION Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/visyon_project/
Values, Ideas and Stories from Youth ON stage
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