European institutions and youth organizations are constantly stressing the importance of youth participation in the promotion of active citizenship, their social inclusion and their contribution to the development of democracy.
The RAYSE project has double roots: all organisations involved in the project have experience in migration and active citizenship projects. Together partners have detected that a common theme that deserved a deepening is the second generation of European citizens non EU with migration background .
Looking also to the current contemporary problems about European integration, all organisations involved in the project have considered extremely important to bring attention to the second generation European citizens to know better their stories, tackle obstacles and face challenges they meet in their country. Storytelling will be the main method that will be used.
Their stories will be transferred in a blog and shared with media and common people in Europe. Great attention will be put in understanding why sometimes Europe and its values are felt distant. Through local events organised by each organisation and an international workshop, 6 young people of second generation with non-EU migration background respecting gender equality, will be selected with the aim of creating a strong contact with policy makers instructing the selected young people to become Youth Ambassadors for active citizens of second generation with the aim of replicate the impact at local level. At the same time it will be created a wide network of organisation that will support the Youth Ambassadors supplying tools to be active citizens for second generation. Second generation youth will be involved in specific awareness raising and training activities about being active European citizens of second generation and a meeting with policy makers to the aim of having an impact of policies of the new European Commission in charge from 2019.
Tia Formazione Internazionale
An association founded in 2011 with the aim of promoting and spreading the European values, the action of the project fits into the objectives of TIA Formazione because it is connected with expressing active European citizenship, involving young people with migrant background that is a sector where TIA Formazione is working through last project ERASMUS + Emisei that has given relevance to the youth of second generation with migration background.
EU DIASPORA COUNCIL
A non-profit organization active at local, national and international level. It rapresents and supports the interests of youth organizations and uses its colletive experience to act on issues that impact,in particular , on young people. Their work focuses mainly on non-formal education and on migrants.
ACD LA HOYA
A Spanish Cultural and Sport association with the main aim to give the youth and community possibilities to spend their time (Sport, arts , workshops, Culture, Europe), to support bottom up initiatives of the community, improving social works. The organisation is often involved in projects directed also to involve non eu citizens in its activities.
INSTITUTE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT
A Greek NGO committed to the promotion of innovation and the enhancing of the entrepreneurial spirit. By recognizing entrepreneurship as a crucial factor for the development and cohesion of societies, they conduct research and are in position to provide innovative solutions that facilitate the growth of healthy entrepreneurship, promote employment and inclusion into the society. In order to achieve such goal, they adopt an anthropocentric approach and cooperate with social, academic and business partners from Greece and abroad, aiming at producing and transferring know how, promoting entrepreneurial culture and enhancing the effectiveness and viability of enterprises. IED is in the position to promote measures targeted at local and regional development through the mapping of available resources and the maximizing of their potential and involve youth facilitating youth inclusion and participation in all walks of life.