General information for the COMMUNITIES COMMUNICATION Erasmus Project

July 7, 2020 12:00 am

Project Title


Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for youth

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Rural development and urbanisation; ICT – new technologies – digital competences; Entrepreneurial learning – entrepreneurship education

Project Summary

COMM COMM – Communities Communication was an Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Youth Partnership designed to create a bridge of understanding and human sustainability in low density urban areas, enhancing digital literacy and structuring the use of technology (ICT). This partnership started in 01.02.2017 and ended in 30.09.2019 and involved 5 European NGO’s from Portugal, Spain, Romania, Greece and Estonia: Associação de Jovens Voluntários de Gaeiras (JVG), Diagonal España, Asociatia CFPC Constanta, Poliana and MTÜ Islander.
The project produced the following outputs in order to tackle the aforementioned objectives:
– a Needs analysis report;
– a Toolbox for communities communication;
– a Mobile APP
– Learning resources and a online course on local communities development
– a Manual for facilitators and youth workers.
CommComm originated as a first step in approaching the problem of isolation and lack of communication skills in low density urban areas around europe. It has been implemented so as to create tools for youth workers and young people to thrive in their local communities? As analysed by the data gathered in the survey report, it is clear that the digital gap might be contributing significantly towards this excessive social inability to communicate with different generations at different given times. It also had, as a starting point, the objective to bring together the local government institutions and young people, which seem to be more and more distant over time. That had as an objective tackling the UN goal: “A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.”
To create this partnerships, we saw as essential creating the right channels of communication between young people, institutions, organizations and the population.
In order to face this challenges, this project developed new communication strategies and tools and increase community involvement and critical thinking in low density urban areas, enhancing and capacitating youth workers, young people and the community itself, creating balance and avoiding the clear disadvantages of low density urban areas around the world.
The following objectives were tackled:- The development of tools and strategies for youngsters’ to develop critical thinking within low density urban areas. – The creation of an efficient channel of communication for youngsters and tutors within rural areas. The improvement of youngster’s involvement in local rural communities. Raise and maintenance of a strong sense of glocal belonging. Share and dissemination of good practices within rural areas and the creation of a bridge between areas with the same characteristics.Use of non-formal methods of education as a way to improve critical thinking, and to avoid the growth of NEET’s especially on low density urban areas. Documented these methods and shared them as good practices Raised intercultural and intergenerational awareness. Create ICT app as a tool for social and community development. Create awareness and interest on youth policies and spread the word about Erasmus + as a community tool for personal development.The project has targeted disadvantaged youth and Neet’s, especially those who live in low density urban areas and created a relevant channel of communication between people, enhancing community integration, confidence, critical thinking. In addition it boosted comprehension of youth policies amongst young people.
Comm.Comm built tools for sustainable human development and understanding throughout Europe and the world.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 87965 Eur

Project Coordinator

Associação de Jovens Voluntários de Gaeiras & Country: PT

Project Partners