Sharing experiences and developing joint tools in order to increase the participation of the YOUTH ADRIatic population in the civil society and create a NETwork
- Priority and Measure
Measure 1.4 – Institutional Cooperation
Priority 1 – Economic, social and institutional cooperation
- EUSAIR Pillars
- Type of Project
- Paolo Zuliani
- Interviewee role
- Project Coordinator
- Province of Gorizia
- +39 0481 385261 / +39 348 1304722
- Project website
- Budget in euros
|Role||Name||City||Country||Contact Person||Email / website|
|Lead Partner||Province of Gorizia||Gorizia||Italy||Stefania Cilliemail@example.com / www.regione.fvg.it|
|Partner 1||Province of Pesaro-Urbino||Pesaro-Urbino||Italy||Stefano Santinifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner 2||Informest||Gorizia||Italy||Sandra Sodiniemail@example.com|
|Partner 3||Municipality of Rimini||Rimini||Italy||Bruno Borghinifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner 4||Municipality of Gorizia||Gorizia||Italy||Christian Lanzaemail@example.com|
|Partner 5||Province of Campobasso||Campobasso||Italy||Rita Pistillifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner 6||ForSer - Training and Services for the Public Administration||Udine||Italy||Milena Grionemail@example.com|
|Partner 7||Puglia Region||Bari||Italy||Francesco Nicotrifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner 8||Municipality of Novi Grad Sarajevo - Canton Sarajevo||Sarajevo||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Anera Kečoemail@example.com|
|Partner 9||Regional Council of Shkoder||Shkoder||Albania||Kastriot Krujafirstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com|
|Partner 10||Provincial Secretariat for sport and youth of Vojvodina||Novi Sad||Vojvodina - Serbia||Marko Adamovićfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner 11||Municipality of Izola||Izola||Slovenia||Jože Černeličemail@example.com|
|Partner 12||City of Dubrovnik||Dubrovnik||Croatia||Andrea Novakovicfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner 13||City of Pula||Pula||Croatia||Jasmina Nina Kamberemail@example.com|
The project “Youth AdriNet” aimed at increasing the European identity and young people’s active participation in social life in the multi-cultural framework of the Adriatic area. The project was particularly challenging since it was based on social processes that are often difficult to be managed. Nevertheless it succeeded in setting up a stable cross-border network of local administrations dealing with youth policies, able to increase both the participation of young people in civil life and the awareness and capabilities of civil servants and policy-makers in charge of the definition and implementation of youth policies.
What has been done during the Project in order to achieve its main goal(s)?
Innovative methodologies have been used in the social, cultural, institutional and economical context analysis elaborated by one of the main research institutes (INFORMEST, project partner) referred to all the involved territories, while cross-border “training for trainers” process was implemented during the project.
With the project Youth AdriNet, exchange of best practices and expertise among the Local Authorities of each project partner have been realized. Significant documents such as the Memorandum of Understanding and the Guide Lines have been elaborated.
Lifelong services for the development and support of the dynamic social activity processes have been created in the partners’ areas: places and spaces (Multimedia Communication Centres) where young people can meet and discuss with the adult community.
Young people coming from all the involved territories took part to the training phase and had the chance to spend periods abroad, especially through the AdriBus – one of the most important cross-border events, consisting in a bus travelling through Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Albania and Italy.
Which are the project main results/impacts?
The project helped political representatives to become more aware of their responsibility to activate and sustain processes of active youth policies. All politicians involved became aware of the importance of the so-called “Strategy of connections” to implement alliances among stakeholders/actors responsible towards their young. One of the main achievement the project brought at political level was the signature of the Agenda of Sarajevo and of the Memorandum of Understanding in which the politicians committed to support and ensure the maintenance of a place of political representation on the youth issues.
Youth AdriNet project gave the opportunity both to experts on social activity processes and young community development, and to youth workers operating in youth centres to acquire innovative methods for analysing, elaborating, implementing participatory processes for young people in their community life. The young people involved in the innovative processes promoted by Youth AdriNet project had the opportunity to actively take part to their Community life and to improve their awareness concerning processes and methods to develop advanced paths of territorial research and innovation.
The cross-border itinerant event called AdriBus started from Gorizia travelling through Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Albania and Italy (Apulia Region), involving 21 young people in several events/workshops organised by partners on their territories. An association member of the provincial Youth Forum was responsible for the communication activities during the cross-border itinerant event and produced two videos which have been officially presented during the final project event held in Pula in December 2013.
Through workshops, training and AdriBus young people made important experiences such as mobility, dialogue, tolerance, active participation, seen as fundamental values for democracy. In December 2013 City of Pula (project partner) arranged the final project event where the Guidelines on Youth Policies have been presented and the “Memorandum of Understanding for the Promotion of a Common Framework of References for Youth Policies in the Adriatic Area” was signed by all the political representatives of the project Partners.
One of the main achievement was the acquired consciousness by all partners of the importance of working with skilled experts in youth policies. In fact in some countries at the beginning of the project the importance of these experts was not so evident or the existing experts were still linked to an old way of thinking the relation between young people and politics. In many countries the participation of young people to the political choices was merely formal. Thanks to the project, the experts in youth policy let beneficiaries understand that those skills are fundamental to work in this field.