The village of Choualiq in Lebanon uses street art to show young people how they can help to shape their community through political engagement.
Programme: ACT NOW
Ain Qana Community Support Project
A Lebanese municipality uses idle uncultivated land to feed the poor.
“Casettiamo, insieme possiamo!” – Changing the city together
A beautiful municipality with a decaying economy and population sees a revival of community life by involving citizens in all aspects of re-designing the city.
The digital democracy platform helps young people in Switzerland to engage in the political debate in a meaningful way.
Learning Each Other’s Language
To overcome the language barriers in Kosovo, the Municipality of Kamenica holds courses for the Serbian and Albanian citizens who are interested in learning each other’s languages.
Making Online Participation Local
A local government in Belgium gives young people a voice to ensure their inclusion within policy structures, through a combination of digital participation and location-oriented work.
Youth from disadvantaged schools learn to take responsibility in a four-day fair, organising workshops and performances along various themes.
Brunnenpassage: A Space for Participatory Art Production
Brunnenpassage operates as a space for professional artists and amateurs to co-create art, thus fostering social cohesion in a highly diverse neighbourhood.
RISE – Responsible Indigenous Strategy for Empowerment
This project creates an ongoing dialogue and employment opportunities for Indigenous youth in mainstream settings.
Young Men Initiative
The Young Men Initiative works with adolescent boys to promote gender equality, supporting them to understand the harmful consequences of widespread patriarchal norms.
Summer Urban Camp
The Summer Urban Camp on the Greek island of Chios lets children take part in diverse activities over the three months of their summer holiday, allowing their parents to continue to work.
Social Inclusion for Trafficking Survivors Programme
The programme run by the Serbian NGO Atina supports the social (re-)integration and economic empowerment of women and young girls who have survived exploitation and human trafficking.
Reconciliation through Storytelling
Local Peace Committees (LPCs) were formed following the retaking of Mosul and the Ninewa Plains from IS control in 2017, consisting of male and female youth from all ethno-religious groups, working to promote social cohesion, peace-building, and reconciliation as people return and work to rebuild their cities and lives.
Mixed Youngster Housing Community
Startblok Riekerhaven aims become more that just a housing project, and function as a self-managed community for Dutch young people and young foreigners that provides a good start to adult life in the Netherlands.
United Through Sports and Community Engagement
Pineto United is a grassroots football team that seeks to facilitate interaction between young asylum seekers and Italian youth through sports, helping to create a new sense of community among Pineto’s residents.
Technological and Intercultural Skills for Young Refugees
PEACEBUILDERS is a series of workshops and direct actions at the intersection of education and intercultural dialogue, undertaken by children and youth in refugee camps, which are aimed at improving their community and living environment, leading both to their integration into society, and to the improvement of their well-being.
Music Safari in Public Spaces
This project celebrates the music of different communities and brings people together in public space, engaging Chechen, Syrian, Bosnian, Turkish, Afghan, Sinti, Ukrainian, and Austrian citizens with their self-produced music.
Spilamberto and Us: Active Citizens for the Common Good
A Municipality offers several cooperations with citizens, such as gardening and maintaining public spaces, to create a more connected way of living in Spilamberto.
Werkstatt Junges Wien – Workshop Young Vienna
The City of Vienna asked over 22.000 children and young people about their views on the city and their future, and included them in its youth strategy.
Kalkbreite – Connected Living
A housing cooperative in the heart of Zurich, Switzerland, aims to overcome the negative effects of gentrification with participation tools at every level and a deliberately chosen, diverse mix of residents.