ACT — Active Citizens of Today!


Venue: Lednice, Czech Republic

Dates: 20-28 March 2019

Programme & action: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: Training Course

Please read the info-packDaily programme of activities and Travel guide.

Participating countries: Albania, Czech Republic, Estonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Spain

Participants’ profile: youth trainers/workers who are actively working with young people as a professional or on the voluntary basis, aged 18+ (preferably up to 30 years) from the above mentioned 13 European countries.

Within the ERASMUS+ programme there are food, accommodation and activities fully covered from the Erasmus+ grant and arranged by organisers. Participants will be also reimbursed their travel costs up to the limit – please see the info-pack.

Project’s results and dissemination:

You can read the official training’s blog to see what we were doing day by day. Take also look at the project’s photogallery.

During the training course participants created the following videos for activity European Youth TV show:

Lednický zpravodaj published an article about the TC.

Also partner organisation wrote about the training course:

Project info:

ACT was a training course that aimed to support the professional development of young leaders/trainers and to raise the quality of their projects concerning active citizenship. We approached the idea of citizenship on three different levels: locally, nationally and in the European context. The training course used methods of experiential learning as role plays, simulations and drama methods and group sharing methods as small and large group discussions. Together, we were working out and improving ‘method toolkit’ on how to motivate youngsters for participation in their community and beyond. All over mission of the training course was to find the ways how to make the issue of citizenship attractive to the youth.

Main aim:

ACT was a training course that aims to support the professional development of young trainers and to raise the quality of their projects concerning (European) citizenship.


  • pointing out the connection between citizenship, responsibility for one’s immediate environment and society and active participation;
  • experiencing, discussing and sharing historical and recent understandings of citizenship and its implications for participation;
  • approaching different levels of citizenship (local – national – international/European) in practice by simulations, cases and methods development;
  • sharing different visions and understandings of citizenship;
  • reflecting on the notion of European identity and its underlying values (democracy, tolerance, plurality, human rights);
  • raising the quality of projects dealing with youth participation and citizenship.

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