Project Name: Pilot Activity, EYF: Training of Young People, students, youthworkers, Social Rights 4ALL
Activity: Training of young people in Cyprus, Pissouri, from 21 to 26 (6 days of activities, travelling days 20 and 27) of November 2023. The project Social Rights 4ALL will promote social rights and inclusion among the fewer opportunities living in the Limassol region of Cyprus. As a result, 25 young people will be trained, and follow-up activities implemented in order to raise awareness and find solutions to the social issues that young people face at the local level.
Accomodation: Hylatio Tourist Village, www.hylatio.com.cy, participants will stay in rooms 2/3/4 persons.
Dates of the Activity: 20/11/2023 - 27/11/2023 including travel days
Participants: 25 youth workers / youngsters/ students / ……. Ages from15 to 30, from Cyprus or living in Cyprus.
Food: participants will have 3- times-a-day meals and snacks and beverages for the coffee breaks.
Brief Description of the Project
There are several issues related to young people living in the Limassol region that we would like to address with this pilot project. The first one is the lack of awareness about social rights and ENTER recommendations among young people, the second one is the social inequality and awareness about the existing mechanisms among local youth to address the social rights issues via existing online and offline possibilities that local and central government provides to the young people and for those with the fewer opportunities. In the Limassol region, we have a significant number of young people living in the neighborhood including those with a migrant background, (mainly from former Soviet countries and the middle east) who lack of sufficient access to employment, (for example, Youth unemployment in Cyprus is one of the highest in EU according to the latest 2022 Statistics, we are on the third worst place with 8.8%.) housing, to sport and leisure, to non-formal education, poorly involved in local democracy and other opportunities that exist on local and national levels. Besides migrants, we have locals who also have similar issues and need to be supported and/or empowered. Another issue is that few non-youth organizations or any structures working with youth are aware of the ENTER recommendations and involved in supporting the above-mentioned groups through the social rights dimension. This happened due to a lack of information and competencies about social rights and the capacity to promote them. Local and central government structures that are responsible for youth affairs are having similar issues that non-governmental organizations have regarding social rights promotions. Overall, young people are not involved enough in local democracy and are not in dialogue with local government meaningfully, due to a lack of or not enough competencies among young people and capacities among the youth organisations. Youth participation could highly contribute to the improvement of social rights among the local youth with fewer opportunities. Raising the voice of young people on social issues is the key to its salvation.
1. Raise awareness about social rights.
Raise the awareness of young leaders, youth workers and youth with fewer opportunities for social rights and ENTER recommendation The objective will meet during the training course and during the follow-up activities. Participants will be improving their knowledge about social rights and Enter recommendation and will transfer it to their peers and beneficiaries via the online and offline campaigns.
2. Explore existing local tools and legal mechanisms.
Promote social rights among the youth with fewer opportunities by exploring existing local tools and mechanisms. To meet this objective, we will explore the local tools and legal mechanisms during the training course and will test it in the follow-up phase of the project.
3. Approach to local and central government
Approach to local and central government in promoting social rights for young people with fewer opportunities. The objective will be reached during the follow-up activities once participants identify the main challenges in their local communities and approach Limassol municipality and central government for support. The issues will be identified during the training course at the action plan development session.
The content delivered will be mainly based on the non-formal educational methodology
and will be run by experienced trainers and facilitators. Non-formal educational
methodology: The course will be based on the principles and practices of non-formal
education, considering the needs, motivations, and experiences of participants.
Methods: A diversity of working methods will be used for learning about youth initiatives
and the approaches for efficient teamwork. It includes brainstorming, discussions, small
and big groups work, getting to know each other and team-building games, lectures,
debates, simulations, exercises, role-playing, task works, reflections and presentations.
Participants will have a chance to learn through their own experiences which enhances
their understanding of the themes and made it easier to compare different situations.
The trainers will provide participants with thematic inputs to support the learning
process, information sessions, workshops, and group dynamic activities - all aimed at
ensuring the maximum learning output for them.
The project aims at promoting the social rights among the young people, mainly those with fewer opportunities living in Limassol region and contribute to the inclusion and social equality.
Application of participation in our program in this link: https://forms.gle/5FL4bNqTpo7AAcEf8