Social Science Works is excited to announce its upcoming youth dialogue project which just received funding from the European Union’s Erasmus + programme! The project, titled “OUR EUROPE FOR ALL – Youth discuss Europe amongst each other and with EU parliamentarians”, is based on a series of deliberation workshops involving twenty schools in Berlin and Brandenburg. These workshops are aligned with the guiding themes of the 8th cycle of Erasmus+ Youth Dialogue: space for democracy and participation. They aim to encourage democratic participation among young Europeans by providing them with the space to deliberate on the European Union and on their civic responsibilities, to reflect on the outcome of these exchanges and to bring forward their findings and discuss them with EU Parliamentarians.
The project’s initial phase of workshops conducted in each school will involve 500 students overall, between the ages of 15 and 18. They will participate in deliberations on the ideas that underlie the European ideal and project, reflecting together on their role and responsibilities as citizens. Following these exchanges, twenty elected student representatives will meet to prepare a report on the outcomes of the workshops. This report will serve in a deliberative conference organised with EU Parliamentarians where the student representatives will discuss their peers’ ideas, concerns, and reflections on the European Union with decision makers.
We are looking forward to amplifying youth voices in Berlin and Brandenburg in 2021!