Welcome to the third Aware and Active podcast, which is about the project itself and it will be in English. We will present the main ideas, aims and background: The “Aware and Active” project focused on the value and meaning of a diverse society.
Together with young people, activities and campaigns were developed, calling attention to the situation of refugees as well as human rights and the value of diversity all over Europe. Young people implemented them in their local communities with support of the project, which consisted of funding and financially advice for implementation.
The project encouraged intercultural understanding and active citizenship of young people. The project enabled young participants to get active themselves and use various communication channels for sharing their ideas of a just and inclusive society with as many people as possible.
The activities put a spotlight on youth work and showed its contributions during the refugee crisis, the prevention of violent extremism and the imparting of democratic values. The main target group of the project consists of young people aged 16 to 30 years. It was ensured that young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers were included.
The project started in 2016 in cooperation with Erasmus+ National Agencies of Austria, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Macedonia and Slovenia. The European Commission funded the project through Erasmus+ programme and the project concluded in the end of 2019.
In this podcast episode we will present the project through the eyes of different people, participating in the project: youth worker, national coordinator and trainer.