The project coordinator is Asociación ONG de cooperación para o Desevolvemento Galega de Reporteiros Solidarios (Spain), partner of this project is: Contextos Información Estrategia y comunicación SL (Spain), Solidarites Jeunesses MCP (France), Youth Union of People with Initiative Associacao para o Desenvolvimento Social e Comunitario (Portugal) and Mine Vaganti NGO (Italy).
REC–THINK aims to develop a program to involve rural young people in the process of rethinking themselves and their role in the future of their localities. To achieve this goal it will be use the participatory video as a tool for expression and generation of ideas, in such a way “press REC” would be the first step to build sustainable alternatives for young people in their home regions.
Therefore this project aims to young people give voice to their region, breaking the geographical isolation and building a collaborative network to strengthen social relationship.
The project aims to train young people to be active agents in the politic and economic transformation process, through the development of digital and communicative skills and support the building participatory and collaborative citizenship. Particulary emphasis in re-thinking sustainable alternatives for the future of their locality.
Therefore, this project pursues the following specific objectives:
-Develop methodologies and training to promote the empowerment, participation and full development of young people in rural areas in Europe through the video participatory.
-Create a virtual community with tools for exchange of experience, strategies and the creation of a sustainable alternative for rural areas in Europe, with young people and members of organizations active in these areas.
-Preparing young people aware of being active agents in local political processes and economic transformation through the development of digital and communication skills
-Train stakeholders of the participating organizations in the tools and methodologies developed during the project.