CONTRIBUTE TO CHANGE

CONTRIBUTE TO CHANGE - YOUNG WOMEN IN POLITICAL CAREERS

SUMMARY

The project is co-financed by the European Commission within the Europe for Citizens Programme, measure 3 "Support for projects initiated by civil society organisations", action 2 "Active civil society in Europe" (reference no. CSP-2009-156279). The overall aim of all the actions of the project is to increase the participation of young women in the political life and to the vote by increasing their trust in the own forces. A group of 10-15 women from each country will be involved in a series of interactive workshops with the aim to prepare in the end a public debate moderated by themselves. A DVD with the experiences gathered in the project will be produced, as well as a success stories booklet that will gather relevant stories, anecdotes, good practices that happened during the project implementation.

Objectives:
The project aims at increasing the participation of young women aged 16-35 in the political life and to the vote by increasing their trust in the own forces, with the help of workshops based on the scenarios and role play. By means of the participatory workshops the target group will be supported in improving their knowledge on participatory democracy, the importance of their involvement in the political life at local and European level, but also the role of the vote. 

Outcomes: 

- Analysis of the target groups needs; - Participatory workshops with young women in the 3 partner countries; - Success stories booklet. 
– it will contain relevant stories, anecdotes, good practices that happened during the project implementation; 
- DVD of the project - It will comprise the products and the positive experiences in the project in order to be able to share good practices in relation to the theme and activities of the project. 
- Final dissemination conference (with conference CD); - The website of the project.

Website of the projectwww.srep.ro/ctc

PARTNERSHIP

Romanian Society for Lifelong Learning,(Romania);coordinator

Ballybeen Women’s Centre, (Northern Ireland, UK)
AKLUB Centrum vzdělávání a poradenství, (Czech Republic)