CitizenUp mira a coinvolgere 24 giovani (e 6 group leader) dai 18 ai 26 anni, provenienti da 6 Paesi (Italia, Spagna, Croazia, Grecia, Romania, Danimarca) in un’attività di scambio durante cui i partecipanti possano condividere le proprie esperienze ed acquisire conoscenze e competenze che gli consentano di esercitare attivamente diritti e doveri legati alla cittadinanza europea e di diventare attori di un processo di avvicinamento dei cittadini all’Europa.
The project aimed to involve 24 young people (and 6 group leaders *) from 6 countries (Italy, Spain, Croatia, Greece, Romania, Denmark) in an exchange activity during which participants can find a space for comparison and acquisition of further knowledge and skills that allow them to actively and consciously exercise rights and duties related to European citizenship and to become themselves actors of a process of bringing citizens closer to Europe.
The main objectives were:
1. Clarifying the opportunities offered by Europe and directing the exchange to the creation and growth of European community sentiment.
2. Encourage young people to make greater use of EU opportunities both as participants but also as organizers.
3. Once group leaders and young participants return home, they are expected to carry out activities and to promote actions based on what they have learned during the exchange with newly acquired participatory perspective and attitude.
4. Stimulating young people’s interest in the democratic processes; Spreading awareness about the importance of one’s vote to contribute to the choices of the European community will allow young people to understand the value of their choices and to continue this path of active and responsible citizenship towards the next and future European elections.