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YourEP (2017-2018)

Action: Erasmus+ KA2 - Strategic partnership for youth

Project coordinator: YES Forum

Context

The YourEP project started from a shared observation: Citizenship has become yet another area of exclusion, especially for youngsters with fewer opportunities.

Active citizenship, EU and political awareness, and Social inclusion are indeed closely intertwined issues in the field of youth. While these issues can only be tackled altogether, youngsters with fewer opportunities are still underrepresented in initiatives promoting political participation and political awareness.

This is even more striking in the specific case of political simulations, designed to involve youngsters in “make-believe” politics to teach them how political institutions work and promote their civic participation. Disadvantaged youngsters are particularly underrepresented in such initiatives, even though they can benefit the most from these powerful educational tools.

Objectives

To contribute to open political simulations to a more diverse audience, YourEP will therefore  consist of 3 Transnational Project Meetings and 2 Blended Mobility activities aimed at developing and implementing a political simulation of the European Parliament (EP) specifically designed for youngsters with fewer opportunities.

To better suit their needs, the EP simulation method will be designed with the active involvement of 24 youngsters with fewer opportunities from 7 different EU countries. They will be accompanied by experienced youth workers from the partners, while the whole process will be supported by the European expertise of JEF Europe (Young European Federalists).

All activities will take place in Brussels, Strasbourg, Stuttgart and in partner countries in 2017 and 2018. In the context of the Blended Mobility, the process will be supported by online activities in between the main events.

For more information, please check the project's webpage or Facebook.

News

15/022017

New approved project: YourEP!

YES Forum's youth project "YourEP" is officially approved and will run from 2017 to 2018.

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01/042017

YourEP officially starts!

YES Forum's Erasmus+ youth project "YourEP" officially started on 1st April.

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01/062017

YourEP: Work in Progress!

On 30-31 May, sunny Stuttgart provided the perfect setting for the YourEP project's 1st Project Meeting.

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03/072017

YourEP goes online!

The Erasmus+ project for youth YourEP, coordinated by the YES Forum, has now entered its online phase!

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30/112017

YourEP in Brussels: Challenge completed!

On 20-24 November, the YourEP Project had its first meeting involving all its participants from 7 EU partner countries, with a majority of young people experiencing their first trip abroad as well as their first Erasmus+ experience.

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12/032018

YourEP - Getting Ready for Strasbourg! 2nd Project Meeting, Pitea, March 2018

On 8th March, the 10 partners of the Erasmus+ YourEP project met in the snowy Piteå, Sweden for their second Transnational Project Meeting.

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Events

YourEP 1st Partner Meeting in Stuttgart

On 30-31 May, the 10 partners of the YourEP project will meet in Stuttgart for the 1st Transnational Project Meeting.

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YourEP - The young participants meet in Brussels

On 20-24 November, the YourEP participants will all gather in Brussels for the first time.

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YourEP - Time to prepare for the EYE2018!

From 29 May to 3 June 2018, the YourEP participants will all gather in Strasbourg to test their own inclusive simulation of the European Parliament ... and take part in the European Youth Event 2018 itself!

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YourEP 2nd Partner Meeting in Piteå, Sweden

On 8th March, the 10 partners of the YourEP project will meet in Piteå, Sweden for their second Transnational Project Meeting.

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