The internet provides the ability to participate in society online and promotes social inclusion, a special emphasis will be given to the new media society and particularly the Web, as a means of revitalizing civic life and democracy. Believing that just as the education has promoted democracy and economic growth, the Internet has the potential to benefit society as a whole, one of the main ramifications of the project will be based upon the active citizenship in the digital era. The working method of the training were based on non-formal education while the objectives were specially designed in such a way, in order to approach the subject with accuracy and susceptibility.
• To identify those digital mediums that motivates young people to actively participate Online.
• To equip youth workers with necessary skills and competencies in order to address the democratic disconnect of young people using innovative techniques.
• To develop communication techniques interwoven with the social media society that inspires young people to be active citizens.
• To strengthen the partners cooperation through the Erasmus+ programme, in particular in the field of democratic participation of youth.
The “HI.TE.D” training was hosted in Larnaca, Cyprus by Citizens In Power from 14/09/2016 until 20/09/2016 in cooperation with partner organizations from Croatia, Italy, Romania, Estonia, Poland, Spain, Germany, Latvia and Slovenia.
Project duration: 01/07/2016-01/01/2017
The results of the project
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Activity name: Online prospecting
This activity involves a sharing of contact in order the participants could create an online network, mostly aiming at the development of future projects related to democracy. More specifically, participants wrote down various organizations which are interwoven with democracy ( for example, organizations who organize EU project related to democracy etc).
Activity name: The Free Digital Library
Participants have collected online material like e-articles, e-videos, e-forums, e-audios, blogs, movies, websites and e-books that can enhance young people’s knowledge on democracy. The participant’s have collected online material that inspires, motivates, educates and empowers young people to ‘convert into’ active citizens. Specifically, participants came up with a list of online links and gave titles to them, in order to create a user-friendly ‘Digital Library’.
Participants per country have prepared a presentation of one democratic application that has been created to engage young people in civic life.
The participants of the training Hi-tech democrats have been interviewed by the end of the training, in the link below you can find their responses, enjoy!
Participants per country or individually have prepared a report that have been shared on social media, websites and by other forms like face to face meetings with young people or public speeches.