THE SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION OF THE “BE ACTIVE SHAPE EUROPE” FIRST PHASE

On the date 4th July 2019 was organized and successfully concluded the activity of the first “Be Active Shape Europe” phase, a project financed by the European Commission within the “Europe for Citizens” Program that aims to bring together young people and policy makers, promoting at the same time the active citizenship, social inclusion and solidarity among young people.

The Structured Dialogue, already developed in other and various local realities, thanks to support of the project partners of Greece, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Portugal and Bulgaria, for the first time in history of the Cinisello Balsamo municipality has been organized as a meeting between Giacomo Ghilardi, Major of the city , and the City council members with representatives of the young residents of the city. The meeting was held at the Executive Boardroom on the first floor of the Municipality.

During the meeting that was organized by the operators and interns of the Civil Service of the Youth Policy Department of Cinisello Balsamo municipality , were expressed the ideas, visions and necessities of youngsters in the city in order to make the city a better place to live. It was also a moment of sharing the reasons why, until now, there has been a gap between youth realities and decision makers, discussing over the creation of a channel for the open communication along with the local administration representatives. The mechanism would be a sort of a permanent 2 ways direction tool that would allow both sides to have an open and constant dialogue, which will influence and motivate the youngsters to participate more actively in the future city development.

The willingness that has been shown by the Major and the City Council members for evolution of the future project proposals was extremely important and appreciated by the city youngsters who will continue the path through the intense workshop, which will be organized and guided in the following months, in order to formulate tools and suggestions to present as a model at the European level.

The spirit of initiative shown by the youngsters and positively highly valued by the local administration representatives has outlined a historic moment and turning point for the municipality, which already for years, stands for the important example at national level when it comes to youth related policies. It was agreed that youth participation as a chance to get their opinions taken into account and have their views taken seriously is crucial for the creation of better services in order to meet their aspirations, rights and needs.

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CONCLUSA LA PRIMA FASE DI “BE ACTIVE SHAPE EUROPE”

Giovedì 4 luglio 2019 si è svolta la prima tappa di “Be Active Shape Europe – BASE”, progetto finanziato dalla Commissione Europea attraverso il programma “Europa Per i Cittadini” che mira ad avvicinare i giovani e i decisori politici.

Il dialogo strutturato, già sviluppato in differenti realtà locali grazie ai partner provenienti da Grecia, Regno Unito, Slovenia, Portogallo e Bulgaria, ha visto nel Comune di Cinisello Balsamo l’incontro del sindaco Giacomo Ghilardi insieme alla giunta comunale e la rappresentanza di giovani cittadini presso la sala giunta del Municipio.

Durante l’incontro, mediato dagli operatori e tirocinanti del SCN del nostro ufficio, sono state espresse le visioni e le necessità dei giovani per vivere al meglio la città e si sono dibattute alcune delle ragioni che hanno fino ad ora tenuto separate la realtà giovanile da quella decisionale, portando all’attenzione dell’amministrazione la necessità di creare un canale di comunicazione aperta e costante che consenta ai giovani una partecipazione attiva nello sviluppo futuro della città.

La disponibilità dimostrata da sindaco e assessori per gli sviluppi e le proposte future del progetto è stata accolta con grande entusiasmo dai ragazzi, che continueranno il percorso attraverso un workshop intensivo, guidati da esperti, per la formulazione di strumenti e proposte da presentare come modello nella scena europea.

Lo spirito di iniziativa dimostrato dai giovani e apprezzato dall’amministrazione ha delineato un momento storico e di svolta per il comune, che da anni ormai è un esempio importante a livello nazionale per le sue politiche giovanili.

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Kick off event Thessaloniki

Kick off event Thessaloniki

The Community Enterprise of the Municipality of Thessaloniki (KEDITH) held the first meeting organized as part of the project “Be Active – Shape Europe”, funded by the Europe for Citizens Program.

In the multi-purpose room of the Youth Information Office of the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning and Youth in the Port of Thessaloniki, a structured dialogue event was held entitled “Young people get their future in their hands!”.

The aim of the project is to bring young people closer to different European municipalities and to create a platform for the exchange of innovative ideas and practices in the field of youth work.

The first meeting discussed the strengthening of young people’s interest in European political life and the promotion of active citizenship and participation in political processes, such as the European elections of 2019.

Young people discussed, debated and submitted proposals for European elections and the future of Europe