REACH YOUth is all about reaching young people with the core values of democracy. The many challenges our youth is facing and the overall decrease of trust in institutions are dangerous tendencies that are increasingly affecting young people. They stop believing in democracy and active participation as the mean to improve their life and community. As a consequence, they might even fall for anti-democratic views and dangerous political groups.
The project aims at training and supporting youth workers and professionals alike in deploying innovative and highly effective methodologies to address democracy issues with disadvantaged young people. Research shows that disadvantaged young people are vulnerable to fall for anti-democratic and populist tendencies. Youth workers and professionals alike must be prepared and capable of passing on the values of democracy, active citizenship, tolerance, intercultural dialogue and conflict management in order to empower young people they work with and shield them from the consequences of following undemocratic ideologies.
“Democracy is a habit, practice it!”
– J. Dewey –
youth workers, social workers and other relevant professional in working with democracy tolerance and mutual understanding for marginalized youth at risk of extremism and anti-democratic tendencies.
disadvantaged youth anti-democratic tendencies by reinvigorating democracy, tolerance and human rights-based narratives;
youth worker with up-to-date tools and instrument to discuss over politics and youth involvement in public life;
mutual understanding and cultural exchange among youth towards a more intercultural and integrated Europe.
Two transnational trainings for youth workers
Two transnational trainings for youth workers on tools and methods to address young people with democracy, tolerance, understanding of the political system and the importance of active participation in the shaping of a better future.
Five pilot trainings on the e-learning platform
Five pilot trainings on the e-learning platform for youth workers, psychologists, students of humanities and other societal related sciences, social workers and alike.
National pilot trainings of the democracy intervention set or youth workers, psychologists, students of humanities and other societal related sciences, social workers and alike.
Final Conference to present the project its tools and results to stakeholders of the youth and social work sectors as well as institutional stakeholders and decision makers in the education sector.
youth workers, social workers, psychologists, teachers
learn how to use our intervention set and are trained to address disadvantaged youth with democracy, active participation, intercultural and intergenerational dialogue.
will benefit from the training and tools offered by the REACH YOUth initiative which includes a e-learning platform youth centers can use to train their professionals.
will benefit from the new knowledge they will acquire, by refusing once and for all anti-democratic tendencies and embracing the full spirit of democracy.
Multiplier event stakeholders
revolving around the themes of the project and further spreading the word of democracy among the youth work sector.
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Democracy Intervention Set and face-to-face training
The intervention set features a collection of tools, methodologies and instruments for democracy training. The intervention set content will be structured to become the core element of a series of face-to-face trainings geared towards the needs of youth workers and professionals alike.
IO3 - Supplementary module communication and conflict basics
Communication and conflict management are one of the key skills to master before engaging with any kind of democratic debate. This is why the partnership of REACH YOUTH devoted one entire educational module to this topic. After completion of this modules, youth workers will be empowered and ready to train young people on and let them face potentially conflictual situation and debates with tolerance and positive dialogue.
IO4 - e-learning platform
Not everyone will be able to attend our face-to-face training programme, but no worries! Our material will also be available and adapted for online use, on REACH YOUTH e-learning platform.
IO5 - Transfer Manual/Implementation Guide
The manual will support our trainees as well as the e-learning platform trainees to implement the intervention set and communication and conflict management methods with the young people they work with.
News and Events
Reach Youth: Active participation to strengthen human rights-based narratives
The kickoff meeting of the reach youth project just happened in Velez-Malaga (Spain) on the 10th and 11th December 2019. During the meeting, all operational decisions were taken to transform the idea of reach youth into reality. What is it about? Reach youth is a...