From 1st of July to 30th of August 2017, the young participants in the project “ACTIVE YOUTH – through democratic values” organized and implemented campaigns to promote democratic values in the partner countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Portugal and Spain. The campaigns approached themes from the sphere of democratic values such as human rights, active citizenship, gender equality and chances, the fight against hate speech, and had the role of raising awareness of democratic values.
ROMANIA – Active Rights aimed at raising the awareness of the citizens of Drobeta Turnu Severin about fundamental human rights by distributing flyers with information about these rights. Words from the heart was a campaign aimed at promoting the fight against the hate speech and alerting the verbal violence that is increasingly reported both online and offline. The young people created a poster presenting the theme of the campaign, namely No Hate speech, and invited the citizens to write as many positive messages as possible.
BULAGARIA – Young people have implemented two local campaigns that have focused on active citizenship and human rights. In the streets of Gotse Delchev, as well as in the central park, they shared brochures containing information about the project and the themes approached.
PORTUGAL – campaigns have been implemented with the following themes: human rights, active citizenship and gender equality. In this regard, young people have created leaflets and met with citizens from several cities, distributed leaflets in public institutions, as well as in specially arranged places.
SPAIN – ReflectINS aimed to provide a space of action and reflection on the hate speech through an exercise with a strong emotional component. DEBmocracy has held a debate on the issues addressed in the project.
The project is implemented by the Scientia Nemus Association ROMANIA together with the Commununity Council of Education in the municipality of Gotse Delchev BULGARIA, the XERACION Association SPAIN and the Livre Zone – Associacio Cultural PORTUGAL between February and September 2017 and is financed by ERASMUS PLUS.