The activities were realized within the project “You(TH) Decide! – Civic Engagement of V4 Youth” (project number 21820204) supported by Visegrad fund.
Many young people in V4 countries are very dissapointed with politics and do not believe they have any real possibilities to influence political decisions. It is the aim of series of workshops realized among youth by partners of the VF project “You(TH) Decide” to change this negative attitude of young people towards politics.
The first workshop organised by EYCB focused on functioning of town/city administration and possibilities of youth to participate in it. First, we reviewed with students how a town is managed and what are responsibilities of individual authorities. Then, we presented some methods with which young people can influence public affairs and political decisions. In the second practical part of the workshop participants working in groups chose some problems in their towns/communities and proposed specific activities (or ‘action plans’) to solve them.
Participants’ testimonies: “The workshop was interesting and informative.” “Now I am more motivated to be active in my town.” “I think it was interesting for students, it was enlivening of ordinary teaching.”
During the second workshop we presented functioning, aims and activities of EYCB as an example of NGO active in Břeclav supporting active citizenship. Students learned also about non-formal education projects within the Erasmus+ Youth programme. Thanks to activities such as energizers or team-work they could also see how these projects work.
The third workshop was designed as a disscussion with EYCB members about active citizenship, possibilities of joining EYCB activities and volunteering on local as well as national and international level.