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With the support of the European Union : Support for organizations active at European level in the field of active citizenship
 
1.General objectives
a)The project will foster citizens’ participation and interaction between citizens’ and NGOs through debates on how to improve EU’s policies and civic participation, with a focus on volunteering. Citizens will express their opinion on the Union’s future
b)Project will raise awareness on the common values of democracy, citizenship and participation. Thus it will contribue to the development of a sense of European identity. As 2 partners are from candidate countries the project will also help developing a sense of European identity in the wider Europe
c)We seek to promote citizens’ involvment at European level through debates and exchanges abroad, fostering interculturality, a better understanding and thus appropriation of the EU
d)An intercultural dialogue is essential for this project due the fact that we encourage the multiplication of echanges and mobilities at EU level.Given the diversity of the participants and our aims, tolerance and mutual understanding are to increase substantially
2.Permanent priorities
a)Project’s focus is the capacity of civil society organisations and volunteering, as core value of the EU. Given the 60th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, the 7 exchange experience meetings will use in their methodology a debate on the future of the EU especially in accession countries
b)Active European citizenship is a core value of the EU’s policy at large scale, reason for us to involve candidate countries. The exchange of good practices between old and future EU members may help it become a tool addressing European challenges.
c)MoDE integrates mobility as a methodology of intercultural dialogue, encouraging and multiplying dialogue between European communities
d)Immigration will be discussed not as economic immigration but as a method of building knowledge intesive societies and an essetial freedom of the EU
e)Using creative and innovative ways to promote European we address the 2009 European year of creativity. Furthermore we are to use mentoring sessions on-line and create a new methodology encouraging brain circulation and deepen the sense of European identity.
f)Volunteering is a key component of active citizenship. In the light of the Year of Volunteering, the project focuses on the dimension and role of volunteering. The topic addresses big challenges both in EU and pre-accession countries. All partners have relevant experience in this field and are willing to raise awareness about it in the context of improving citizen participation
Several publications will be produced during the project: some 2000 leaflets and brochures.The publication, under the supervision of ALDA, with the support of the partners, will be gathering the results of the projects and more specifically the different recommendations after the mobility exchanges but also legislation on volunteering, volunteers’ rights. They will also present the mobility methodology adopted during the implementation to be used as a basis for future activities. The publication will be done in English and will be diffused among ALDA networks and partners’ networks. However, each partner will have the possibility to produce in their language an online report to be diffused by emails.

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