Youthactiv programme – Being active citizen in the EU

BBB participated at YouthActiv programme, funded by the European Jean Monnet programme: Information and Research Activities. The programme was carried out by the University of Piraeus, School of Economics, Business and International Studies, Department of International and European Studies, with Scientific Responsible Lecturer Foteini Asderaki.

The YouthActiv programme concerns young people aged 16-18 years, high school students stressing the importance of the EU to young people and designing educational activities it will operate as an integrated experience, the program develops innovative models of diffusion of information about the EU, so that students realize the way it works and understand the role and effects it has to life of citizens. YouthActiv informed teachers and students about EU issues and motivate young people to acquire the skills and knowledge to live in a European environment and become active European citizens.

The seminars of the programme covered the subjects below:

1. History of the EU – the EU as a stabilizer of the European continent

2. EU governance

3. European citizenship

4. European educational programs and initiatives for young people (Erasmus +, Youth on the Move)

5. Volunteering (YouthinAction)

6. Youth Entrepreneurship

During the YouthActiv workshops from the University of Piraeus a video was created. Students from 4 different High Schools of Piraeus under the auspices of the NGO Balkans Beyond Borders made a very short template which you can see here

Finally, you can see the video of the whole YouthActiv tour in the link here

BBB was responsible to lead the part of the programme in which students had to make short film movies . The main topic was the Idea of  the European Union. First, students were informed on EU affairs during the seminars and then they will be asked to create a short story (or video or article or a combination of them) about how they see the development of the EU from their own view, with the guidance of Balkan Beyond Borders (BBB). Students from 14 diifferent High Schools of Greece (Athens, Piraeus,  Thessaloniki, Trikala, Heraklion.) had a conversation about Europe and in the end they.created! All the movies were extraordinary with students, teachers and parents taking the roles of actors! See below whta Europe means for the YouthActiv kids! This time BBB addresses very very young people who will be the future voters and active members of the EU.

You can see the students ‘short films here