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9th May- Europe Day discussion

To commemorate Europe Day, VCS with its partners (Young Europe Society Romania, EUCMC Aarhus, Citizens for Europe Cyprus, MUNDUS Spain) organized a zoom discussion with the changemakers in this project about what we want the future of Europe to look like. At a time when everyone is uncertain about “the new normal”, we now have a unique opportunity to shape what happens once all of this is over, by thinking how we want to re-construct and re-open our societies, and what can be done better. We discussed what do we miss the most, what are we looking forward the most and how the pandemic will affect the initiatives throughout Europe.

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9th May- Europe Day discussion

To commemorate Europe Day, VCS with it’s partners (Young Europe Society Romania, EUCMC Aarhus, Citizens for Europe Cyprus, MUNDUS Spain) organized a zoom discussion with the changemakers in this project about what we want the future of Europe to look like. At a time when everyone is uncertain about “the new normal”, we now have a unique opportunity to shape what happens once all of this is over, by thinking how we want to re-construct and re-open our societies, and what can be done better. We discussed what do we miss the most, what are we looking forward the most and how the pandemic will affect the initiatives throughout Europe.

It is the enthusiasm of these changemakers with their projects and initiatives for a better world that are currently leading the way for social change in our societies by being at frontlines of active citizenship across Europe. Great job everyone, keep up the amazing work and let’s re-build an even better Europe for all of us!

Online Discussion: Europe Day 2020

4th March 2020, media post about the Project (in English).

Read more about this Project in Voices Magazine: https://voiceskopje.org/2020/03/03/voices-march-2020/

27th February 2020; Media Post about the Project (in Macedonian)

24th February; Media post about the project (in Macedonian) https://hashtag.mk/za-mladite-koi-sakaat-da-izlezat-od-demokratskata-apatija-nov-proekt-na-volonterskiot-centar-skopje

In many programs young people are just beneficiaries of the work of others, but this project will give them skills and support to foster creative solutions and approaches to issues they are facing with, and inspire their social participation by letting them take the lead. The rationale for this approach is that they don’t need to be specifically told how to influence policy makers or stand up for a cause, but rather be given directions for critical thinking, which is a key precondition to active participation in civil processes.

This project will encourage and train the young multipliers to think critically and systematically using the Roadmap for civil activism provided through the activities of this project.

Together, we plan to work with the young people who will take part in this project to empower them to engage socially by leading initiatives and connect nationally and internationally in order to create a joined momentum for a youth awakening in the countries participating in this project. Their engagement will continue to resonate and have a ripple effect across our countries located at the North- South and West- East axes of Europe that will impact our societies as a force for good.

As a long-term benefit, the participants will come to one key realization: that anything can be achieved by citizens joining hands and helping each other.