Project

The EducAction Project aims at promoting civic and social competences among young people strengthening school and local community centrality. The intervention builds an integrated model of education and civic participation that – working at individual, community and institutional level – creates an inclusive and quality civic space for the educational community (parents, teachers, social workers, civil servants).

The action will target 4 “school communities” to test the acquisition of civic competences and improve both the individual skills of young people and their ability to be active citizens in their own community. The action is based on the delivery of two inclusive experimental Labs – one within the school (WP1) and one open to the whole Community (WP2) -which comprise training sessions involving schools’ actors and public and private stakeholders as well as the exchange of experiences among the 4 target countries (Belgium, Greece, Italy, Portugal), aimed to identify needs and challenges and then advance common solutions. Specific solutions will be also tested and validated at the local level (WP3), for assessing if they really meet the needs and expectations of the community. 

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A Dissemination and Advocacy activity (WP4) is aimed to advocate the key messages of active participation of students in the social and political life of their community, at local, national and European level. At local level, cities will be engaged with the aim to build a long-lasting mechanism of collaboration between cities and schools. At national level, the project will promote the adoptions of models of active youth citizenship in schools, such as the introduction of civic education national programmes or the very methods and techniques used by the project. At European level, a Hackathon aimed to co-design and elaborate ideas for the participation of young people in the local decision-making procedures, which will result in the drafting of the Civic Participation Manifesto.