Main aim of VIRAGO project is promoting regional partnerships and wider civic participation of young women from 5 EU member states and 1 candidate country and by doing this fostering the sense of Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Spain and Turkey. A balanced partnership between public bodies and NGOs is established, as well as between “old” and “young” EU member states and a candidate. Target group will be involved in set of activities, that are logically targeted to the complex approach of ‘Engage-Connect-Empower’ priorities of EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027.
Project duration is 24 months in all partner countries, by covering: researches on specific topics, targeted to youths and young women; training-of-young women trainers in EU Youth policy 2019-2027; improved skills of youths for project design and implementation; leadership seminars for young women; public debates on EU youth policy measures for 2019 – 2027; large-scale cross-border mobility activities for building youth networks and establishing partnerships.
As a result, more than 1600 participants will be empowered for fostering sense of European citizenship and European values, by participating in 73 events. The word “VIRAGO” comes from Latin language, and means “woman who demonstrates heroic qualities“.
Through the opportunities of EACEA/12/2019, VIRAGO project will explore the specific role and status of European young women, as individuals and in communities, in leadership development processes and wider civic life participation in partner countries–Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Spain and Turkey.
The key target group of the project are young women aged 18-29, including those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. They will be involved in the envisaged VIRAGO activities, that are logically targeted to the complex approach of the ‘Engage-Connect-Empower’ priorities of the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027.
VIRAGO project is motivated to bring together European young women from across Europe : East, West, North and South, aged 18 to 30 years old, including those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, so to contribute to promotion of regional partnerships and wider civic participation in order to foster the sense of European citizenship and European values.
Funding Year: 2019
Project Reference: 614791-EPP-1-2019-1-RO-EPPKA3-EU-YTH-TOG
EU Grant: 480.000,00
Key Action: Support for policy reform
Action Type: European Youth Together
Coordinating Organisation: ASOCIATIA SE POATE (RO)
Participating Countries: RO,IT,ES,EE,BG
More info about the project: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details/#project/614791-EPP-1-2019-1-RO-EPPKA3-EU-YTH-TOG