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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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Cargonomia

In order to enhance urban sustainability the project Cargonomia embraces three different but very complementary activities. The main goal is to promote low-tech, carbon free, urban transport system, to increase the consumption of local organic food and to create an open space for community activities dealing with sustainability. The project’s main actions include cargo-bike transport and rental services, organic food distribution and organization of community events around similar topics through creating a convivial space.

Orsoyla /  Budapest

Ride for your Rights!

The project aims at raising awareness of the importance of mobility of young Europeans and students among members of society and European stakeholders. Young people from all over Europe take their bikes and cycle across European countries. Two pan- European tours have been organised over the last two years, covering 18 countries and involved more than 500 active cyclists and thousands of supporters. The project has gained thel support of the last two Presidents of the European Parliament, the President of Lithuania and Olympic Gold athletes.

Julian, Nikolay / Vienna - Sofia

The Nizanerie

The project consists in revealing a place, the Paul Nizan Street, and getting the residents involved in the transformation of their neighbourhood. It offers the residents an opportunity to meet and to have solidarity initiatives on a large scale of the common space (public space, vacant ground floor…). The project brings together the authors of the city, whether they are residents or institutions. It plays the role of a mediator and negotiator between those who live in the city and those who make the decisions, in a neighbourhood in the middle of an urban transformation.

Maud, Anne-Lise / Nantes

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

Inspire your teacher

We believe that teachers are the main driver of academic success. Thus, it is essential to recognize their social mission and motivate them to do even more and better. The campaign Inspire your Teacher aims to activate students and mobilize society to recognize and motivate teachers. The main activities are: workshops in schools, sharing of inspirational contents and a big communication campaign. We want to inspire the world so that the world is able to inspire more and more teachers!

Cristina, Catarina / Lisbon

Youth Ambassadors

15 young volunteers play their part in creating social cohesion by offering advice to local authorities on public policy, in relation to young people, immigration and integration in particular.

Joan and Zinab / The Hague

Against Discrimination and Hate Speech

"Together against Discrimination, Nationalism and Hate Speech" : The project effects on the reality of human right violations and empowers students with the skills and knowledge needed for acting against discrimination, nationalism and hate speech. It is based on peer to peer approach and enables school students to become multipliers and to promote combating human right violations in their schools, which guarantees long term impact and follow up of the project. 

Gubaz, Sulkhan / Tbilisi

Minorities around the world

A network formed by students from several European countries to produce and publish studies to raise awareness of cultural and linguistic minorities which are threatened with extinction.

Mariya and Agnija / Brussels

Radicalisation LookOut !

The Radicalisation LookOut! builds around an observatory on the Far-Right and populism and the production of information campaigns targeted at the European youth aged between 14 and 25. The project aims to inform on the threats these parties and movements represent for Europe, directly to youth, in and out of learning environment. Information shall create a virtuous circle of involvement and activism, thus defeating the culture of ignorance and fear on which populism thrives on.

Sebastiano, Francesca / Pavia

Youth political cinema club

Cultivation of a culture of youth civil activism, free discussion and critical thinking by screening controversial and debatable political films, inviting expert lecturers, hosting discussions, creating atmosphere of tolerance and respect of human rights.

Nadezda and Timofey / Moscow

Synaxis Baltica

Create an international network to share experiences based on the concept of community gardens and guerrilla gardening, spread the idea throughout Europe and create a community garden in a district of Potsdam.

Katrin et Antonia / Postdam

Minority in Majority

Organise artistic and fun events and activities for 30 young people from 6 different countries belonging to an ethnic minority or majority in their respective countries. Facilitate mutual understanding and shared experiences in a spirit of creativity and citizenship.

Oksana / Vilnius

Picnic Festival for human Diversity

Large picnic with music and lectures for free with over 6,000 visitors in a park of Goetborg. Philosophy: Constantly working for and not against.

Anna, Kalle, Sebastian / Goetborg

Youth changing the world

Formation of peacemakers that will work in their region to solve problems and also to reduce the risks of conflicts between the population of different ages, cultures and origins.

Sanda-Daniela / Chisinau

Enter the Void

Enter the Void is a 2-year international project among the cities Berlin, Amsterdam, Riga and Budapest. Our project aims at designing public spaces (and the according policies) where self-organised events can take place legally and with a simplified bureaucratic procedure. We want to set up a dialogue between young people and decision makers, flanked by multi-disciplinary experts, to facilitate the access of young people and their (sub-)cultural practices to urban space.

Arno, Ramon / Berlin, Amsterdam

Reve

Create a community via a website open to young volunteers carrying out their European Voluntary Service (EVS) in Spain, which could eventually be accessible to all young people travelling to Spain.

Alberto and Victoria / Valladolid

DISCO STEW truck

"DISCO STEW" project aims to be a better place to discuss urgent problems on democratic processes in our country, role of civil society in the democratic renewal, active citizenship and other social issues.  The young people will make a big soup (or stew) to develop better atmosphere for face to face communication in an environment conductive to freedom of speech in order to learn from each other and to build the future together.

Liana, Hayk / Yerevan

Let’s Do It Greece

This project lies within the idea that all of us, no matter how different, have something to contribute to our communities. Living and working together, getting to know each other, we can promote progress, become active citizens and realize we are not alone in our efforts. The largest concurrent volunteering campaign in Greece, with more than 109.000 volunteers (or 1 % of the population) coming together, in a single day, to clean up and improve their communities across the whole country.

Anastasios, Ioannis / Athens

Fairbnb

Fairbnb is a collaborative Peer2Peer accommodation platform that lets anyone list their apartment/room for short periods while contributing to the wellbeing of the city. Rentals, guests, hosts and neighbors could collectively decide together with municipalities how to make the rental process fairer, more sustainable and rewarding for the whole community. Profits would be invested back into the communities where the platform operates.

Damiano, Vincent / Rome

Sun City 2011

Teaching the youth to affect their own environment and giving the people in the city the possibility to enjoy this creativity. Development of the city environment.

Teresa and Kieram / Helsinki

Microvolunteering Consultancy Service

"Free Microvolunteering Consultancy Service targeting non profits": To learn more about the benefits of microvolunteering. The consultancy service is free and open to all interested charities. The consultancy process involves providing personalized advice to charities who want to create microvolunteering tasks, recruit or coordinate microvolunteers and/or improve their existing microvolunteering projects. 

Luciana / Bucharest

Rose + EXI(S)T

The project aims to start by a theatrical poetic proposition and bring the audience to think and to express itself on the concept of commitment. The show "Rose" describes the evolution of two characters in search of reality, facing the immersion in today’s society. After the show, the audience moves to a different place, a place for discussion and animation, aiming to offer the audience concrete means of interpellation, thinking, meeting, expression, commitment.

Sacha / Liège

Centro TAU

The project is developed in the neighbourhood of Palermo Zisa, an "urban periphery", it provides social, cultural and artistic activities, media education, made through workshops, initiatives and events; the activation and consolidation of processes of promotion of young, local development of European Citizenship and youth leadership.

Carmela, Daniela / Palermo

Man (woman) Behind the Uniform

To change the hostile behaviour that young people display towards adults in uniforms, a model was developed that consists of ten weeks course where the youth gets to meet the uniform careers in their work environment. They get the chance to try some of their daily work thus creating good dialogues and discussions that lead to better understanding for each other.

Abed, Janina / Gothenburg

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 

Revelation site

The idea behind this project is to transform the construction site from a place of disturbance to an area where creativity and exchange can thrive thus creating an observatory of the changes made within this urban laboratory. This revelation will allow us to integrate the future users in the construction process, to encourage their curiosity and to initiate relation between the construction site and the exterior.

Charlotte, Anaïs / Nantes

Byte to Unite

Our project is all about improving the lives of young people in Cardiff. Each year an issue is raised through a national campaign and we work on the top issues voted on in Cardiff. Curriculum for Life has been a top issue for the last 3 years and young people have been working together to create positive change for young people in Cardiff around PSE and Mental health Awareness.

David, Sophie / Cardiff

No Limit

The project was created in order to make art and culture accessible and affordable to EVERYONE! It brings intergenerational sharing of art and culture among all; children, youth, elderly and also people with disabilities. No Limit creates projects concerning body and danced movement by propagation, creation and production of events.

Oriane, Laissa / Nantes

A book of proposals for political and social awareness of youths

The Network is an open group of 50 young students that through meetings closely or online exchange views and prepare proposals for Katerini, a small city that struggles with youth unemployment. This project will create a social organisation for young people of this city and promote youth work and social participation. “Without adopting any progressive solutions for a more sustainable future, the situation won’t get any better.”

Zafeiris, Dimitros / Katerini

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

Rhodes Model Co-operation

"Rhodes Model Regional Co-operation" follows the tradition of Model United Nations conferences. The participating students have the opportunity to attain the role of diplomats, one per each country and simulate the proceedings of an organ of a regional International Organization. The simulation follows the protocol and rules of procedure of a normal ministerial meeting. The economic crisis, energy, the environment, human rights, security and education are some of the topics the young diplomats might be called to discuss. 

Michael, Magdalini / Rhodes 

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

A fitness trail without a dime

"Rebuilding Curonian fitness trail without spending a dime" : Curonian island is a place of nature in Lithuania, in the list of UNESCO guarded territories that has to be taken care of by people and government. There were four fitness trails in the whole Curonian island built about twenty years ago. Yet only the remains are left now. Local government does not take this into serious consideration of rebuilding and saving the uniqueness of the land. Most of the time their answer is “We do not have money for this”. So… we decided to show them how it can be done without spending a dime!

Andrius, Marija / Klaipeda

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

Social cohesion clinic

The project deals with problems like social exclusion of vulnerable groups of citizens due to their limited ability to exercise their rights and social exclusion of recent law graduates from the labor market due to a lack of work experience. We consider equal opportunities in enjoyment of citizens’ rights to be prerequisite and a main pillar of social unity and cohesion. The project brings together law students and recent graduates with vulnerable groups of the society in order to help them benefit from mutual cooperation and therefore foster social cohesion.

Roman, Andrii / Lviv

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

The Essay contest "European values"

Sharing ideas about citizenship, democratic and market-oriented reform, youth leadership, and the ways that Belarus can create avenues for youth to participate in the political and economic spheres.

Denis and Dzimitry / Minsk

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

Youngster, Be an Active Citizen!

"Youngster, Be an Active Citizen in Europe!" : The aim of the project was to invite young people to become more active, strengthening their European and civic identity and mutual cooperation and doing it through practical engagement. The project had an integration dimension, involving youngsters of many different nationalities from Latvian, Russian and Polish schools. Two methods were used – simulation games and creative workshops – to work on two topics highly relevant for the EU and Latvia in particular: European Year of Citizens (2013) and the upcoming Latvian EU presidency (2015). 

Kristine, Diana / Riga

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

NOUA

A cross-border platform that unites media makers and activists from three countries. Its aim is to give voice to youth and cover the topics often ignored by mainstream media as well as connect people from three neighboring countries (Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova) to produce content together. By joint work, it is possible to extend one’s network, break stereotypes and create important stories.

Anna / Lviv

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

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

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

Youth tackling Hate Speech

Youth peer learning for Tackling Hate Speech is a project that was created to combat hate speech, strengthen human and individual rights and promote intercultural dialogue between migrants and residents in Amadora, Portugal. It is carried by Bué Fixed-Associação de Jovens, a youth organization that leads a campaign to prevent from hate speech and to support those who suffer from its consequences.

Mario, Monica / Amadora

Rails Girls Beograd

Rails Girls Beograd are a part of the global Rails Girls community. Their aim is to beat the rumour that programming is not for women. They organize regular and teenage workshops to help women to step into the IT world, learn them some new skills and motivate them to start seeing programming as a creative tool for accomplishing their own ideals.

Sandra, Milica / Belgrade

DIY Skateparks in Bratislava

There are several abandoned public spaces in Bratislava. And since there are also many young people on the streets with no particular activity, we decided to involve them in the realization of a collective project which aims to create Do It Yourself skate parks. The tactic is to clean and cultivate the place firstly, then to built concrete obstacles that would liven up the spot and invite artists to paint these obstacles. Lastly, there are events held that are open for general public.

Teodor / Bratislava

Youth Activism Durres

 Youth Activism Durres is a project which aims to promote and encourage democracy and transparency in policy making and responsibility of state institutions towards citizens. For that purpose, we created a youth community in Durres, Albania. Our wish is to give young people opportunities and ideas to express their life problems in the public space.

Enkli, Xheni / Durres

Awake the world

The Awake the world is a narrative project that arises from the idea that everyone needs to wake up to come to realize that violent extremism is posing a threat to our democratic societies, to emphasizing tolerance and shared values. Initiatives are based on awakening tolerance and respect in each individual instead of passing this responsibility to his or her community.

Irene, Jara / Madrid

Youth participation ‘s-Hertogenbosch

The project is focused on self-development, reaching higher goals together, finding our own talents, developing our confidence and letting our voice speak to help others to accomplish the same aim. Its activities include introducing the methods of installation projects and cultural events, or using the experience of older members to pass on this experience to other young people through a program "ambassadors".

Peggy, Kyra / s-Hertogenbosch

Faire Uni Saar

Faire Uni Saar is a project concerning student awareness of fair trade and responsible consumption. This project was created in collaboration with academic institutions, civil society and students. Thanks to the project, the university in Saarbrücken, Germany, obtained an award for being the first German university engaged in fair trade in 2014.

Christine, Meike / Saarbrucken

Be a Volunteer of Your City

The aim of the project is to foster active citizenship among young people in Tbilisi and to help inactive young people to develop their leadership qualities, so that they would be able to take an active part in their youth lives, not only as participants but also as a creators of their own projects. This program has two general parts; firstly organising trainings for participants about fundraising and lobbying and secondly creating and implementing 4 micro projects in different parts of Tbilisi, named: “Moving Library”, “Paint Your City”, “Camera in Action”, “Green Bus for Tbilisi”.

Rusudan, Natia / Tbilisi

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