“Citizens of Europe”

“Citizens of Europe”, Deutschlandsberg, Austria, 28.03.-06.04.2013 

(Under “Youth in Action” Programme)

From 28 March to 6 April 2013 a training “Citizens of Europe” took place in Deutschlandsberg, Styria, southern Austria. Bulgarian Youth Forum was represented by its member Kaloyan Tsvetkov. The course was designed to assist the professional development of young people and youth leaders working in the field of social inclusion. Another objective was to improve the quality and the ability to write projects on active citizenship topic among the young people. The participants approached the idea of ​​citizenship in three different levels: local, regional and national. Different non-formal learning methods and activities were implemented like role-playing, simulations, group methods, discussions, case studies and the last day of the training each young learner had the opportunity to present own project idea related to active citizenship. The training was attended by people with disabilities, who revealed how they can influence upon the legislation at the national and transnational level.