Civic Education and Human Rights

Today, 2.5 billion young people aged 15-30 around the world are the largest generation ever to impact the societies they live in. These young power values, attitudes, and skills will fundamentally shape the future of the societies and nations they belong to. By adopting the impact of today’s youth on the future of European countries, many governments and international Youth Organizations are increasingly interested in these young European citizens. It shows that youth can have a huge impact on the development of society, new policies in different European countries, and the development of the program by promoting youth development and youth participation as a promising approach to development.


The European region is home to young Europeans between the ages of 15 and 30. As countries in the European Region experience growing economies, expanding civil societies, and political transitions, they have an important opportunity to use the energy of young people to greatly advance social, economic and human development. Nevertheless, in order to collect this “demographic dividend”, young people must be equipped with human and social capital skills and abilities to become responsible and productive citizens.

Project objectives
  • To educate youth workers about their rights and responsibilities as citizens and channel their energy into positive avenues within prevailing political frameworks
  • To enable youth workers to participate in the public sphere, civic engagement
  • To foster a political culture of tolerance and social engagement, producing youth workers with informed and responsible notions of citizenship
  • To enhance the number and quality of opportunities for youth civic engagement by raising awareness about its impact on positive youth development
  • To increase investment in such programs, and foster a community of practice that can work to implement these programs.
  • To give the opportunity to engage and provide with the skills to make a meaningful contribution to their communities that can form the vanguard of transformation in their societies.
  • To empower youth workers and provide them with a sense of responsibility and possibility that is a prerequisite for their becoming active participants in their own development, as well as that of their societies.
  • To help youth workers acquire soft skills, civic engagement programs of sufficient duration and sophistication
  • To help cultivate the human and social capital of youth workers in both its political (organized political formations) and ‘non-political’ forms (i.e. voluntary service, social work, and community development -to involve youth workers in lobbying and by training young people in various skills)

Location: Mersin, Turkey
Admiral Hotel

Date: 4th – 11th of June 2022

Have these plans gotten you all excited? Register now! All costs, i.e.: travel, training costs, food and hotel accommodation, are reimbursed by the European Union. (Travel costs are reimbursed up to €360,- p.p.)


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There are a few requirements to participate:


  • Participants must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must be proficient in the English language
  • You must be living in the Netherlands or be in possession of a Dutch proof of identity.
  • You must be in possession of a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  • You must be willing to be filmed during the sessions and workshops of the activities
  • And to be a broad-minded person who can work together in a group
  • Must be vaccinated
  • The form below must be completed
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