Youth in Transition
& Civic Engagement
European Union Erasmus + Strategic Partnership
March 2021 - August 2022
The aim of Youth in Transition is to make a valuable contribution to creating a resilient, low-carbon society in Europe, by raising awareness of climate-friendly lifestyle choices among young people and mobilising a community of young people from socially diverse backgrounds to be empowered to act.
Building upon the expertise of the project partners in methodologies for Education for Sustainable Development, the project focuses on developing innovative blended and online learning opportunities for youth. Approaches will be based around creativity and the arts, allowing for new and engaging ways to mobilise.
In order to reach a broader range of young people and on a larger scale, all educational materials will be made to be digitally accessible and optimised for mobile phone use. In prioritising a mobile format, the project sets out to ensure an impact on ‘hard to reach groups’, including young migrants, refugees and excluded youth.
Over the course of the project, with input from youth participants, youth leaders and other target groups, the partners will:
Produce a Youth in Transition facilitator & teacher’s coursebook to engage young participants in social inclusion and ecologically sustainable actions both online and offline
Create active and vibrant Communities of Practice in the partner countries, with youth contributing towards equity, social inclusion and sustainable development within their communities
Co-develop an easily-accessible online learning environment (e-platform/online laboratory/app) where ethnically and socially diverse youth can engage in interactive creative initiatives that support social integration and youth-led content creation
Ultimately, the project aims to have a meaningful impact in mobilising a movement of young people from diverse backgrounds across Europe, sharing experiences digitally on civic engagement and an eco-friendly society.
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Who are the Youth in Transition?
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Launch of new European project – Youth in Transition!
This May saw the launch of an exciting new European Union Erasmus+ funded project – Youth in Transition. Gaia Education is delivering this project in partnership with NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark and the Danish Association of Ecovillages, Plattform Footprint, the University College for Agrarian & Environmental Pedagogy in Austria, and the Don Bosco Association in Sicily.
The aim of Youth in Transition is to make a valuable contribution towards creating a resilient, low-carbon society in Eu…