Name of the project: Learning to participate – LEAP
Length of the project: 01/02/2019 – 31/01/2021 (24 months)
Description of the project: According to the last Eurobarometer survey on European youth, almost the half of young people are not active in different participative areas, or do not belong to any organisations of youth or culture. Especially youth with a lower socio-economic status is less engaged and there are indications that social and democratic exclusion go hand in hand. The turnout rates at European elections in 2014 shows a slight upturn for national and local elections, were significantly lower than that of older generations. In this context, the project Learning to Participate (LEAP) takes action. LEAP project promotes youth empowerment through the experimentation of Project-based learning (PBL) in non-formal education to stimulate skills development and youth participation. In fact, LEAP uses PBL as pedagogical model and a solution to address social inclusion since it can promote common projects led by young people and directly initiated by them, supporting them in being more involved as active citizens and empower youth capacity for action.
LEAP is aimed at: 1) introducing PBL as work practice in non-formal education youth organization; 2) supporting young people in the development of a social and civic competences; 3) strengthening common European values about youth participation; 3) reinforcing intercultural dialogue and respect for diversity amongst young people in the participating organisations; 4) establishing a new form of collaboration amongst formal and non-formal education organisations participating in the project.
- Coordinator: Universitat Wien – Austria
- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitat Hannover – Germany
- Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci” – Italy
- Sapere Aude – Verein zur Förderung der Politischen Bildung – Austria
- UDRUGA MLADIH MLADI U EUROPSKOJ UNIJI – Croatia
Erasmus+; KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Strategic Partnerships for youth