Horizon Civitas mission is to enhance civic engagement, strengthen the level of democracy in society, and help the full implementation of freedoms and human rights.
Short description of the project:
The project has an ambition to contribute to addressing the youth radicalisation that has been the problem in the Western Balkans for couple of years already. The project will be implemented in four project countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia that are all affected with this phenomenon. The main idea of the project is to mobilize active young people that are interested in improving lives of young people in their communities through addressing radicalisation.
Activity 1: Research: Research into the vulnerabilities of youth towards the radicalisation.
Activity 2: Study visit to Slovakia: During the GLOBSEC 2019 Forum in Bratislava, Slovakia. Study trip to Slovakia for most active selected young leaders. Programme including meetings with experts and stakeholders in Slovakia, OSCE + participation at GLOBSEC 2019 Forum.
Activity 3: Summer School in Albania: Series of trainings for young leaders from ALB, BIH, KOS and MKD in a form of a Summer School, that will take place in Albania and where young people from all project countries will participate. The programme of the Summer School consisting of trainings, simulations and lectures.
Activity 4: Online campaign against radicalisation: Production of 4 short videos (one per each project country) against radicalisation of youth consisting of declarations of young participants of the programme and key stakeholders in each of project countries. Public campaign against radicalisation on social media and on youth networks including active young leaders.
Activity 5: Final event: Promotion of all activities conducted throughout the project.
Period of Implementation: 1 September 2018 – 30 November 2019
GLOBSEC – Slovakia
Albanian Helsinki Committee – Albania
InnovActive Center for Social Improvement – Kosovo
Humanity in Action – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Donor: SlovakAid and The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Macedonia
(financing only the Macedonia related parts of the overall project implementation)