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Here are projects that have been showcased during the NCG Forums since 2009. Culture, social inclusion, environment, solidarity, media..., they all have on thing in common: the aim to strengthen the notion of citizenship and "living together".

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USE-IT Nantes

USE-IT Nantes is a useful alternative tourism map, it is for free and without advertising, in English, made for young travellers, by locals. Its main objective is to share a selection of cool and unusual places: the sights, bars, places to go out and many other treasures which can be found in Nantes. Thanks to this project Nantes can join a European network of Use-it maps.

 Louis, Ismaël, Lisa / Nantes

Poupi Le Nuage

Mix between a speechbubble and a cloud, Poupi Le Nuage is meant to create social cohesion. It incites people to go meet everyone. Poupi likes to travel all over the world and make lots of friend. You can express yourself through it, strike a pose and get an original picture. But it would have been difficult if there was only one Poupi. That’s why it got cloned. Now, everyone can adopt his Poupi to set off on an adventure to the four corners of the world... while travelling as well as during the daily life. 

Tristan, Adeline / Nantes

Relaas

Relaas is an organization which celebrates the art of storytelling by hosting a monthly storytelling night where performers share their authentic stories. It is a project of Na Ons De Zondvloed, a bunch of friends that intends to create new media art together with young media talents. Relaas wants to engage performers and audience in a shared emotional experience via the art of storytelling and sharing stories online via podcast. Each month, Relaas hosts a storytelling night. The stories told that evening are recorded and turned into a podcast that they share online for free. 

Timon, Dieter / Gand 

ReBuilding Democracy

This project encourages a dialogue between Ukrainian and European youth about democratic processes in their countries and their possible improvement. The aim is to encourage active youth participation in building society, developing relevant skills, cultural exchange, informal education and youth cooperation.  The project is created by Ukrainian youth for everyone from Europe who is interested to make a step further to understand the situation in Ukraine.

Yevgeniya, Viktoria / Kiev

Interreligious dialogue for Peace

The project aims to initiate inter-religious dialogue through radio auditions and discussions among young people from various religions. It was initiated by two young activists from Poland and Switzerland and the main objectives are to start inter-religious dialogue, to encourage civic education by getting to know diverse religions, to fight discrimination and to exchange good practices.  

Andreas / Warszaw

ExchangeAbility

This long−term project of Erasmus Student Network (ESN) was initiated by a group of few young people in 2009/2010 and it was developed to increase the participation of students with disabilities in mobility, and make Erasmus Student Network an accessible organization. A sub-part of ExchangeAbility Project, Mapability, aims to create a map about the accessibility and services of European Higher Education Institutions for students with disabilities, in order to provide them with practical information to be more confident about participating in study mobility programs.

Joanna (Poland, Cracow), Karólína (Iceland, Reykjavik) / Brussels

Undivided Europe

Undivided Europe is a website which has been running since autumn 2014. The objective is to inform Europeans about what’s going on in their continent and to challenge them to exercise their European identity via interactive projects.  Undivided Europe promotes a Europe without internal divisions and believes in collaboration between Europeans on both political and grassroot level. The site offers a unique European mixture that fits to all. 

Juuso / Kangasala

Nabu magazine

Nabū is an original format magazine, printed on quality paper, with funny and quirky content, all made by young people for young people. The magazine about Nantes and its region is edited every three months and is for free. A dozen of volunteers work in writing, visual design and advertising in this magazine. Nabū involves Nantes youth and highlights local dynamism while offering entertaining content. 

Marion, Margaux / Nantes

Belgrade sound map

Belgrade Sound Map was initiated with the aim of mapping, recording and presenting the narrative heritage and atmosphere of urban communities.  The project brings the legacy of older generations closer to younger generations through the use of new media. Simultaneously, it explores the city’s untold stories, presents them to visitors as well as to residents and uses the medium of sound to bring the interviews and atmosphere to life. 

Virdzinija, Bojana / Belgrade

Young Dogs

Young Dogs is a Young Academy for Documentary-Film, addressed to young Europeans interested in journalistic and creative work with film. The heart of this project is the weekly documentary-film-workshop scope, for everybody between the age of 15 and 25. During the workshops the young filmmakers learn how to use the basic divisions of film-work. The workshops invite young people to be curious, to take a look, to listen, to see the world sharper through a camera lens, to work together and keep the independence to go their own way. 

Nina, Kathrin / Dortmund

El Mercado

El Mercado is a community market day to promote sustainable consumption and support young locals, musicians, artists and cooking enthusiasts within the community. The objective is to bring young artists, musicians and community members together to enjoy a communal space while promoting sustainable consumption. 

 Katie, Cristina / Utrecht

Cyclosocial

The project aims to raise awareness about the "caregivers": persons who help regularly and voluntarily at home one or more of their ageing relatives for health reasons. Cyclosocial consisted in collecting testimonies of "caregivers" and presenting them on a cycling exhibition in 23 different places in one month. 

Valérie, Elodie / Nantes

Europe Dance Way Project

Europe Dance Way Project combines travelling, meetings, creating a video report and developing a website with a database, all around the dance theme. The project objective is to make the information about dance as accessible as possible to amateurs and professionals and to raise awareness about this art to a wider audience. Three girls are travelling across Europe to make interviews of amateurs and professionals in order to make a video report about dance in Europe.

Lola, Maëlys, Jordane / Nantes

Artist-MashRoom

Artist MashRoom is a project of a web site, a search engine and a social platform that wants to share knowledge on mobility of artists’ initiatives. The MashRoom system was created by six young Italian people, with the common interest for art and social inclusion. Thanks also to other social and artists’ associations the team understood how difficult and heterogeneous is the cultural and artistic reality in Europe and, then, started to find a way to create a site where this various reality could be agglomerated. The project was born inside a working group, during a Knowledge Management University course.

Simone, Sarah / Turin

Move and build together

It is a project of an international youth camp in Nantes and the Loire-Atlantique department which will allow young people from all around the world to start a project of general interest together and to live a collective experience while developing skills. The goal is to enable mobility, meeting and cultural exchange of young people while educating them to major environmental issues.

Nino, Marine, Léo / Rezé

Student Kick-Off

Student Kick-Off is the non-profit organization located in Gent. This organization is responsible for the opening festival at the beginning of the academic year. It was founded in 2006 by a group of student leaders.  This large festival is completely organized by student volunteers. Student Kick-Off is “for students, by students” and it lets students experience the organization of such a big festival. It is meant to be a training institution for all students who want to learn more.

Jan, Jochen / Ghent

De pas à pattes

The project Pas à pattes aims to bring together children with social or family difficulties and shelter animals. The goal is to change their relationships with others and allow them to recover their self-confidence. Among the main actions of this project: workshops to the shelter where the children presented the animals to the public; making pictures of animals, etc.

Maude / Nantes

Fragmenta

Fragmenta is a dance installation initiated by Nicolas Vamvouklis that investigates the configuration of the city landscape and the porosity of the human body. It aims to map the urban territory, bringing together in the heart of the city its residents (without age, gender or performing experience limitations). Symbolically charged public spaces are re-visited and dynamically lived anew through observation, interaction and spontaneous movement.

Nicolas, Olga / Milan

Spruce Up Europe

Spruce Up Europe is a project of short documentaries and a website about young people renovating old houses to transform them into the social and cultural spaces. The objective is to gather the data about old house projects, to raise people’s awareness about the patrimony to avoid the destruction of old houses and to show the creative side of youngsters.

Rita, Marine / Crestuma 

Marché flottant bio

The idea would be to create a market on barges to allow regional producers to sell all products, fruits, vegetables, seeds, flowers, etc, from bio agriculture. Willing to get closer to the Loire and Erdre rivers, Nantes people expressed during a debate their attraction to water and the lack of opportunity to enjoy it. Adjustable project, it could be a turning platform of Nantes local life, communication places around the rivers, a place of use of local money “So Nantes”, exhibition venues, carrying goods by waterway, solar panels on the barges roofs etc. This project is an opportunity for the people of Nantes to find in one place organic and local products while looking at their rivers from a different perspective.

Stanislas / Orvault

Youth-to-Youth

Youth to Youth is a project with the aim of making young refugees active citizens through relations with ethnic Danes. It was initiated by Danish Refugee Council Youth Network and the main objectives are to make relations across ethnicity and to make refugees become active in volunteering which is meant to be a part of being an active citizen.

Rikke Cecilie, Andreas / Pandrup

GrAFiTi Theaterfestival

GrAFiTi Theatre Festival is a student initiative of border theatre, which allows an exchange between different theatre groups. The objective is to encourage the student theatre in the “Greater Region” (Germany-France-Luxembourg) and to exchange with other European troops. The festival is special because with each edition it changes the border. In June 2015, the sixth edition of graffiti festival in the Greater Region was held in Saarbrücken. To strengthen relations between the city of Saarbrücken and the city of Nantes, a troupe from Nantes has been invited to participate.

 Diego, Juan / Saarbrücken

Facing the world

Facing the world is a Franco-Georgian group of young actors and dancers working on the "Growing Up" theme. This project offers young people to come together around a theme that fits their current situation and let them question the contemporary context of their emancipation, verbalize their fears, their perspectives, their hopes, through the artistic medium. It emphasises different kind of profiles and encourages the expression of various points of view.

Aurélie & Lucie / Nantes 

Collective Art Neighbourhood

The CAN is an independent project reuniting two complementary approaches: “The CAN InResidence” and “The CAN OpenHouse”. The project promotes young artists from Romania and from abroad and its objective is to create a non-restrictive space for young artists and start-ups, to help them to create their projects, as well as to create a cultural network rooted in Romania. 

Anna / Cracow

Alive Book

Alive Book is an alternative to social network in a library. The project was created by active Kharkiv youth and its main objectives are to organize some live meetings in libraries, to involve speakers and to organize some special evenings such as film screening or book presentations. 

Anastasiia, Anna / Kharkiv

Golden Envelope

Golden Envelope is the new project at ACI (Anti-Corruption International), youth led initiative is dedicated to fighting corruption and to mobilizing and empowering youth. The main objectives are to empower youth with tools to fight corruption and to raise general awareness about corruption. 15 thematic committees in total explore corruption within a thematic focus and a global anti-corruption campaign is planned. They intend to use art and creative media along with more traditional approaches used by young people around the world to effective positive change.

Ania (Poland, Liszki), Olga (Macedonia, Skopje) / Dublin

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