21 young people gathered in Constanta (Romania) between 20-28 of May for a training course aiming at encouraging the active participation and involvement of young people in the democratic voting process.
Youth Express Network was there, represented by a delegation of 3 volunteers from our French Member Organisation Parcours le Monde Grand Est.
This training course, coordinated by one of our Romanian member organisations Youth Vision, gathered partners from France, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Portugal and Spain. It was supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
This project was set in the context of the European Election and aimed at promoting voting amongst young people. Over the week of work, the participants were able to find out about the Romanian political structure and atmosphere.
They shared information on the political situations of the various represented countries, and worked on creating tools, visual materials and messages aiming at encouraging the active participation and involvement of young people in democracy.
The participants also improved their knowledge on the European Union, the role of the European institutions and the European legislative process. As a result of the Democracy Builders project, the participants developed a toolkit with innovative methods to encourage young people’s active participation in democratic life.
This training course was the first part of a two-activity project. For its second phase, 40 young people will gather in Strasbourg in September for a youth exchange aiming this time at consolidating their ideas and perceptions about European policies.