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ACTIon – promoting ACTIve citizenship through civic education and active online participation of youth role models

The purpose of the ACTIon project is to promote active citizenship through civic education and active online participation of youth role models from socially disadvantaged groups in both formal and non-formal/community-based education settings.

To this end, ACTIon will adapt two innovative good practices that utilise offline and online training models and tools, piloting these in formal and non-formal, community-based education settings in four of the partner countries.

The project’s main target groups are adolescents and young people (aged 14-25), youth activists, volunteers and informal peer leaders in non-formal education and community settings like youth organisations and community education centres.

ACTIon brings together six partners from five countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, North Macedonia) with vast ranges of complementary expertise in education, (digital) participation, and network cooperation.

Specific objectives:

  • To enhance the acquisition of social and civic competences, fostering knowledge, understanding, and ownership of values and fundamental rights.
  • To foster digital skills and competences of digitally excluded groups (migrants and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds)
  • To enhance critical thinking and media literacy among learners, parents, and educational staff.

The benchmark of the approach is highly innovative: participatory engagement of adolescents and young people from socially underprivileged regions, ethnic minority/Roma youth and young migrants/refugees that experience the greatest barriers in terms of social inclusion in the fields of health and general education, the labour market and public life.