The project “Gioventù chiama Europa” is a simulation of the functioning of EU institutions that wants young participants to provide with a better understanding of the inner working of the EU as they build skills as decision makers, encouraging their participation in public life and facilitating the achievement of their potential as active and responsible European citizens.
The main theme of the project promotes a culture of democratic citizenship and the awareness of being European citizens through a simulation of the EU’s decision-making process, centred on co-decision process between the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.
After a training work-package based on the web-learning method, the participants will take part in a conference in Taormina (Italy, November 2011) where they will play the roles of ministers of the EU Member States (group leaders) and members of the European Parliament (youngsters) to enact an EU recommendation on media literacy according to the proposal of the Commission (applicant).
Through the learning by doing method, the participants will have the chance: to increase their knowledge about the rules of procedure of the EU and the countries’ position towards the EU’s policies; to practice and improve their negotiation strategies and their skills as decision-makers.
The project will extend during 6 months, involving 40 youngsters and 9 NGO from 4 different countries of the EU.