Youth moving is aimed at…….

…….. enhancing care leavers participation in democratic life in Europe, through their empowerment as active citizens, especially addressing how to connect with, express their views and be heard by stakeholders in the alternative care field. 

Why?

For children and young people who have experienced living in alternative care, separated from their biological family, the process of growing up is extremely demanding because they are often left without formal support and a functional social network. They also face many other challenges that independent living brings. 

Policies and interventions can increase (but also limit) opportunities for young people coming out of alternative care to maximize their potential and ensure that they themselves are involved in shaping the services they need and receive.

It is necessary to raise awareness among citizens, but especially among public policymakers about the additional support that youth from alternative care needs to express their opinion and to be given an opportunity to meet their needs in all spheres of democratic life in the community.

The aim and activities of this project are focused on:

  • strengthening the competencies of people working with youth from alternative care,
  • to encourage youth to actively participate in society, 
  • to overcome limitations and 
  • to provide opportunities for young people to express their opinion.

Youth moving  will produce these project results :

  • curriculum of workshops aimed at encouraging the participation of young people from alternative care in the democratic processes of society;
  • video material for raising public awareness about the importance of participation of young people from alternative care in democratic processes. Young people from alternative care will be involved in production of video material that sends messages to youth workers and policy makers about the needs of young people from alternative care and their position in democratic processes in society.

Youth moving is realized by:

This project is co-funded by EU Programme Erasmus+ with the code n.2021-1-HR01-KA220-YOU-000028821

The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

For more information about the project, visit our web page http://youthmoving.eu or our Facebook page “Youth moving”.