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DREAMLAND

Developing Routes of Europe’s future through non-formal learning with Active youth Members

D.R.E.A.M. LAND

As it is emphasized European Union Youth Strategy, young people have a need to make voices heard louder; and, youth’s problem of representation, problem of understanding of political literacy and their access to decision making mechanisms should be facilitated.

The mentioned problems of youth should be solved so that the future decisions of the European Union can be understood, implemented, and sustained by the European youth.

The D.R.E.A.M.LAND project aims for helping youth to find these solutions. In fact, D.R.E.A.M.LAND is an EYT project aimed at making young people willing to participate actively in civil society and political life at local, national, and European scales.

As resulting from the needs analysis conducted by the Consortium, Europe needs more conscious and active youth promotion, due to the fact that 60% European youth cannot understand the local, country, and European decisions. 

Therefore, D.R.E.A.M.LAND can foster to change this percentage by increasing awareness of active citizenship, political literacy, and democratic participation. Also, the participation of youth in political life and civil society is vital to achieve the 2050 Carbon Neutral Europe target. 

Start:  01-01-2023  –  End:  01-11-2024

EU Grant: 392 198 EUR

Program: Erasmus +

Key Action: KA3 European Youth Together (EYT)

Action Type: ERASMUS YOUTH

Project Coordinator:

LIDOSK, Turkey 

Project Partners:

CoSE, Belgium

HEY, Sweden

APGA, Slovenia

ASDA RY, Finland

MINE VAGANTI NGO Italy

INNOVA LAB Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia

AMSED, France

Project Topics:

  • Youth Mobility;
  • Active Youth Promotion;
  • Citizenship Education;
  • Learning Strategies;
  • European Harmony at National, Regional and Local Level;
  • Political Literacy;
  • Decision-making Mechanisms;
  • European Identity.

Target Groups:

  • Young people between the ages of 18-30 felt not represented, with policy literacy problems and far from decision-making mechanisms;
  • Youth leaders, Universities, Local Institutions, Cultural and Voluntary Associations, Third Sector representatives, Movements.

Project’s Objectives

  • Help build a strong European identity by helping young people understand the inclusive values of the European Union, the policies adopted, the opportunities presented and help them becoming more aware of these issues;
  • Improve young people’s understanding of political literacy and facilitate their access to decision-making mechanisms through online and physical trainings; 
  • Engage young people in the European Union, political life, and civil society; 
  • Encourage young people to critically analyze information by building a more informed and conscious youth considering participatory and inclusive values such as democratic rights, European citizenship, active citizenship, and environmental citizenship;
  • Connect youth to each other online and physically in line with common goals concerning the European society, such as a carbon-neutral continent. 

Approach/Methodologies

The methodology underlying the D.R.E.A.M.LAND project is that it insists on direct participation and face-to-face meetings of participants to encourage active participation as part of building a solid group.

Project Activities

IO 1 – Management
IO 2 – Training of Youth Leaders 

IO 2 – Visibility 

IO 3 – Implementation
IO 4 – PUBLISHING D.R.E.AM. LAND 
IO 5 – Comparison Before After IO 6 – Dissemination and Continuation of D.R.E.A.M. LAND