Our KA2-strategic partnership project “Living Solidarity Alliance” is creating through the 21m-long-term cooperation of five the involved partners, the learning mobilities for the staff and the intellectual outcomes (research, Video and Podcast-Series, guidebook) a solid ground to implement the Solidarity focus in the local Youth work with young people with fewer opportunities.
Referring to the recent developments on the youth policy level in Europe and the challenging situation of young people in Europe (Covid19, unemployment, rising of populism, climate crisis) we want to contribute as NGOs to the development of a strategic and systematic support structure to empower young people to participate in activities with a solidarity focus.
We wish to support the professional development of our youth workers, so they will empower and guide young people to get involve in solidarity activities. To reflect the world we live in, to express our needs and wishes, to develop our inner potential and enter a creative process with other young people to make a change towards more solidarity in our society.
We will become active creators of a life journey where the values of togetherness, respect and solidarity are experienced as a creative dialogue. With the project, we will develop a network structure and methodological strategy to implement within our NGOs a new solidarity dimension in the local youth work.
The participating youth workers and youth leaders will be trained in three online learning activities on different thematic aspects of the solidarity dimension in youth work context (participation, inclusion, community building) in order to implement the learning in the local context, sharing and reflecting on their experiences in a community of practise with other youth workers from our network.
With common work on the the intellectual outputsof the project: the research report, Video and Podcast-Series on Solidarity in Action and the guidebook with toolbox we will create a solid ground for the professional competence development of youth workers.
With the dissemination of the project results in our local, national and international networks and also though the final conference we will stimulate a much wider impact on the European youth work field, to include the solidarity dimension in the youth work with a special focus on empowering young people with fewer opportunities.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. “Margaret Mead