EYT-RTF

European Youth Together - Road to the Future

Period

01-09-2018 – 31-12-2019

Lead partner

Young European Federalists AISBL (Belgium)

Partners

European Educational Exchanges – Youth For Understanding,

Union Des Federalistes Europeens Asbl,

Center For Intercultural Dialogue, 

Dypall Network: Associacao Para O Desenvolvimento Da Participacao Cidada,

Anima’fac,

Assemblee Des Regions D’europe,

Les Jeunes Europeens-France, Eurooppanuoret Ry Tuotsiki Unga Europeer Rf Saameksi Eurohpa Nuorat Rs,  Junge Europaische Foderalisten Deutschland Ev, Stowarzyszenie Europe 4 Youth, Federacion De Asociaciones Jovenes Europeistas De Espana, Bund Europaischer Jugend Junge-Europaische Foderalisten Osterreich Verein, Jeunes Europeens Federalistes De Belgique, , Evropeisko Mladezhko Dvizhenie, Zdruzenie Mladi Evropski Federalistmakedonija Kumanovo, Young European Federalists (Jef Malta), Drustvo Za Spodbujanje Evropskih Vrednot In Federalizma Mladi Evropejci.

About the project

Building on a strong coalition of youth-led and volunteer-led civil society organisation and network of political stakeholders and regional authorities, the project Road to the Future is built to encourage and strengthen European-oriented youth participation for a specific democratic milestone, the European Parliament Elections 2019 and on the longer term for the future of Europe. 

The project is built in two phases: the lead-up to the European Parliament Elections 2019 and their follow-up.

Before the European Parliament Elections, the project will train multipliers in a cross-border perspective, and gather and develop tools and resources for these multipliers to organise local activities designed at include all young voters in debates about the EU and encourage them to vote. 

Two main mobility events will take place in this phase: a training for facilitators and organisers of local events, and a large scale youth event. 

One main high visibility large scale event, gathering 2000 young people will also take place. 

An overarching online (Social Media and online youth media) and offline (local events, and a bus tour with local high visibility event) campaign will give the chance to reach out to more young people and to collect their ideas and wishes for the future of Europe. These ideas will be featured on an online interactive platform which will be addressed to politicians, in particular candidates to the European Parliament.

The second phase seeks to build on the ideas collected and momentum created to ensure a longer perspective on European-oriented youth participation. It will include a training for trainers and mentors, who will then organise local trainings and activities. These local activities will be designed at ensuring young people gain the knowledge, competences and tools necessary to be engaged for the future of Europe at the local level. 

A major high visibility event, organised in Berlin, will allow to reach out to 600 international young people.

NEXT BIG OPPORTUNITIES

The next event organised within this project is the Training for Trainers and Mentors in Germany!

The training for trainers and mentors will involve 40 participants (youth activists, youth workers, youth leaders) who will be trained to be able to organise local advocacy campaigns and events, promoting the “New Narrative for Europe” and local trainings for European oriented youth. It will be based on the tools previously created and will focus notably on the online dimension to ensure a strong uptake of the online platform at this stage. 
The participants will come from the different partner organisations and their local members and will be selected according to gender balance, country balance, and their motivation and capacity to organise further local training and activities event.
The event will be organised in parallel to the high visibility large scale event (YES 2019) to ensure a maximum impact both on the youth workers and on the participants of the large scale event.