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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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Alive and Kicking Neighbourhood

In this project, students live and work in a number of targeted neighbourhoods in Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hague which are facing social deprivation. Together with partners such as municipalities and housing associations, students actively contribute to social challenges in these neighbourhoods, by initiating and organizing projects for residents. Thereby, students are given a key role in improving the social environment, such as liveability and social cohesion.

Sarah, Maartje / Amsterdam

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

Me and Society

The group with 20 members will be established, out of them 10 deaf-and-dumb youth and 10 GoriUniversity students who will attend master class of photography, with practical photo-taking part on the topic of “Me and Society”. Participants will communicate with each other only in a non-verbal way, in order to make equal conditions for everyone and also to feel how it is to be deaf-and-dumb. In addition all of them will express their feelings and emotions through their photos.

Nona, Teona / Tbilisi

Breaking stereotypes

Combating racism and fostering tolerance of young people in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania by fighting traditional and new stereotypes, training specialists working with youth and education of young people.

Diana, Natalija, Oksana / Vilnius

Equal opportunities for men and women

Identification of the problems of gender inequality within Georgia and an information campaign according to the results of the research, identification of the role of globalization as it pertains to gender equality.

Tamari and Tamar / Tbilissi

Art Stations

The project aims to support internally displaced people, especially youngsters, and give them a chance to express themselves through visual art. We organize ART visits to internally displaced people camps, offer free workshops, bring results, show the problems and get people involved. We see ART as the best way of self expression, starting point to talk about the problems, ideas, starting point for dialogue and integration.

Davit, Teona / Tbilisi

Flintshire Theatre Forum

To involve, consult and engage with Young People within their communities in Flintshire through the medium of drama. The project is particularly aimed at increasing participation and ensuring that the voices of the hard to reach groups and minority ethnic groups are heard, listened to and acted upon. The Youth Forum develops short, thought provoking dramas based on current issues and then gives groups and individuals the opportunity to comment makes changes and offer solutions to the situations/dilemmas depicted in the drama.

Joseph, Kezia / Mold

A couple of thieves

A couple of thieves is a show inspired by a silent movie, of a mime and a clown. The goal consists in bringing together an audience that is both valid and invalid, of different nationalities, of contrasting social situations… to exchange and to share with the silent and its universal language: the body. “Forgetting our differences to share a moment together”.

Alexandre, Lukas, Vanessa / Nantes

LeaderSHE Club

This club was created as a platform for future projects, network development and sustainability of Young Women Leaders’ Academy. The club’s activity is to support young people in the process of their education and career determination, promote social and civic attitude, help people who are less-fortunate and to respond to immediate needs of the society.

Cristina, Cristina / Chisinau

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

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

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

WOman (Work of man)

Young women struggle with unemployment problem as well as time gender inequality and inequality of opportunity. There are big prejudices against the employment of female employees even if they are qualified. WOman project aims to create an equality of gender and opportunity especially in the area of employment, to raise awareness about it and increase awareness and familiarity of EU’s values.

Esin, Mert / Izmir

Vivere

Promoting and supporting youth mobility (Europe and International), social integration of youngsters children and youth with disabilities through the organization of activities and the involvement of young volunteers in local associations.

Shqiponja / Altamura

Over the spot

This project tries to offer a different point of view on European countries, such as Italy or Greece, different from the idea we have of their current economic situation often stereotyped by the media. The goal is to promote initiatives of the individuals and associations of those countries who succeeded to organize different activities in social or business area despite the difficult situation in their countries.

Francesco, Theodora / Athens

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

Bandsalat special prize 2014

Young people between 14 and 30 were asked to participate in a short film competition with a special topic of “International Week against Racism”. The aim of this project (that takes place regularly every two years) is to make young people involved and think about problems such as racism nowadays and how everybody can do something against it. The results were presented to a broader public during an award ceremony.

Zoë, Mato / Saarbrücken

Room à la Rom

This project encourages exchanges, dialogues, meetings and reunions about the Roms culture during an artistic, entrepreneurial, radiophonic and participatory event. We organise an evening Room à la Rom: which gathers the French and Roms culture in the center of attention in a curious interaction (room, space and time) to make them accessible through art and friendliness.

Marlène / Nantes

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

Paillettes & Chocolat

Paillettes & Chocolat (Glitters & Chocolate) is a creative, participatory and itinerant workshop which aims at developing the “extra in ordinary life”. It concerns visual arts, theater, crafts, sharing of knowledge, sewing, gardening etc. The target group are residents from 7 to 77 years. The main idea is to create an area for real art expression of all inhabitants.

Clémence, Hermès / Nantes

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

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

Rainbow Youth Centre Kirjava

Rainbow Youth Centre Kirjava is a Finnish youth centre dedicated to propagation of acceptance and support for young LGBTs. Created by the initiative of 6 young people from the city of Espoo, it is now supported by the services of the municipality. Its main targets are youth aged from 13 to 28 years. The centre runs numerous activities to promote the positive discrimination towards LGBTs.

Jere, Sinna / Espoo

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

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

Youth Forum: ACT, ReACT, ImpACT

The main aim of the Youth Forum is to attract youth aged 18 – 35 to discuss, analyse, reflect and confront the new media representations of migrants and refugees. The participants will analyse the stereotypes applied, identify the hate speech but also discover how to apply positive new media storytelling and how the migrants and refugees turn from an object to a subject of the media representation.

 Shemsedin, Ana / Skopje

Multimedia for Human Rights

 The project promotes and increases competences of youth workers/leaders to work in practice with young people from marginalized target groups. During the different activities the participants will be deeply immersed into the issues of Human Rights Education (HRE), anti discrimination and other related topics. Main activities of this projects are events such as training courses on HRE and different workshops based on the same topic.

Santiliana, Mikela / Tirana

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