Training course

European Values and Democracy Education for Youth Workers (EVADE)

Dates: 18.03.2024 – 26.03.2024

Place: Tbilisi, Georgia

Description: The project is conceived against the background of significant socio-political changes and the pervasive challenge of misinformation, which have highlighted the urgent need for young people’s informed and active participation in democratic processes. Recognising the key role of youth workers in shaping the perspectives and actions of the younger generations, this initiative seeks to strengthen their understanding and implementation of European values, human rights and democratic principles.

Working at grassroots level, youth workers are often at the forefront of guiding and mentoring young people. However, in the complex and rapidly changing landscape of modern Europe, they are challenged to adequately equip themselves with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate and communicate the ideals of democracy and human rights. This project therefore aims to bridge this gap by providing youth workers from various European countries, including Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium, Hungary, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia and Jordan, with the tools and understanding needed to effectively engage and inspire youth in these crucial areas.

By focusing on this mission, the project not only addresses immediate education and training needs, but also contributes to the wider goal of fostering a more informed, inclusive and actively participating youth population in the European democratic fabric. This is particularly relevant today, when the role of young people in shaping a democratic, peaceful and prosperous Europe is more important than ever.

The main objective of EVADE is to equip youth workers with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills in European values, human rights education and democratic participation. Specific objectives:

  1. Improve understanding: To improve understanding of the core values of the European Union and the importance of human rights in the European context.
  2. Building capacity: To develop the capacity of youth workers to educate and engage young people in democratic processes and human rights advocacy.
  3. Foster exchanges: To create a platform for cultural and knowledge exchange between youth workers from different European countries, promoting intercultural understanding and cooperation.
  4. Promote active citizenship: To motivate youth workers to promote active citizenship among young people, emphasising their role in shaping a democratic and inclusive Europe.

Participating countries: Germany, Belgium, Italy, Jordan, France, Spain, Ukraine, Hungary, Armenia, Czech Republic, Georgia

Working language: English

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