Young Leaders United for Democracy

The scope

The programme scope is to support youth democratic and civic engagement and to reinforce the importance of citizen involvement and representation in the European decision-making process as a contribution to raising awareness and empowering citizens to make informed decisions.

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First Online Meeting

21st of April 2023 during hours 09:30 -11:30 EET or 15:30-17:30 (two options)

and then every month (Dates to be confirm soon)

For Who?

We are looking for 20 participants between the ages of 17 and 26 who can communicate easily in English and are interested in learning about European values and promoting youth rights.

Participants will acquire and develop core soft skills and competencies that will make them multipliers of European values and benefits. Additionally, they will enhance their civic engagement and get actively involved through discussions and debates on pressing concerns of the 21st century with the ultimate aim of developing their competencies for personal, educational, and professional use.

Participants are required to participate in the next 12 months in at least 8 of the 12 online workshops, at least 2 advocacy actions, an online debate, and a local event in Cyprus.

Brussels Visit

The selected participants will have the opportunity to participate in a study visit trip in Brussels and visit EU Institutions and Bodies.

Preliminary List of topics for workshops:

1.Who runs a country?

A civics workshop about the way power is split among government branches, citizens, NGOs, and political parties.

2.Act for change: campaigning and advocacy.

Civics workshop focused on understanding and planning awareness and advocacy campaigns.

3.Directions in politics

A civics workshop, introduction to political ideologies. We will discuss, without favoring one ideology, what the basics distinctions between “directions” mean in politics and why it matters.

4.I’m a European citizen and I have rights.

Workshop on the functioning of European institutions and what it means to be a European citizen.

5.Fake news and how to spot them.

Introductory media literacy workshop, dealing with main concepts and models to evaluate quality of information.

Preliminary List of topics for workshops:

6.What is media and when should we trust it?

Media literacy workshop focused on understanding the role and forms of media, as well as evaluation methods for media quality.

7.How do we know what we know? Stories and reality.

Workshop in countering disinformation focusing on techniques used in spreading false narratives.

8.Listen to reason: argumentation and logical fallacies.

Workshop on critical thinking, starting from the theory of argumentation and focusing on common logical fallacies.

8.Building argument maps.

Workshop on critical thinking, focused on building visual representations of complex arguments.

10.Artivism: using art for good.

A civics workshop centered around the importance of art to promote social change. We will use examples of art being used to support social movements or promote positive values.

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