Participação ativa de jovens na governação de áreas comunitárias Erasmus Project

General information for the Participação ativa de jovens na governação de áreas comunitárias Erasmus Project

Participação ativa de jovens na governação de áreas comunitárias Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Participação ativa de jovens na governação de áreas comunitárias

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 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Environment and climate change; EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy

Project Summary

COMUNIX project is the result of a transnational partnership between a research institute in Portugal (CES), a cultural cooperative in Galicia, Spain (Trespés) and a collective property institution in Italy (Partecipanza Agraria de Nonantola). Its primary goal is to create, test and implement Communitarian Schools for young people between 15 and 30 years old from both sexes in Portugal and Galicia on the subject of the governance of the commons. The Communitarian Schools are an innovative approach based on informal and non-formal learning that aim to make young people aware of how their territory is governed and to exchange experiences about the management of common pool resources in their lands. COMUNIX will capacitate young people for active participation in the management of the lands in the future, making them aware of the challenges that these areas are facing and the possible ways to overcome them at the scale of Europe.In order to test the model proposed, two Communitarian Schools will be implemented, one in Portugal and another in Galicia, during one week in the summer vacations, where 20 young people of both countries will participate through combined mobility. Young participants will be actively engaged in the implementation of the Communitarian Schools and in the production of pedagogical materials and will take part in several training activities to enhance their skills and competences.Communitarian Schools will be implemented in strong collaboration with the local communities managing common lands and local agents from the very beginning, and will be crucial partners for the dissemination and sustainability of the initiative.The project will run for 12 months and the following activities and results will take place:- COMUNIX launching at local, regional, national and international level;- recruitment of the 20 young participants from 15 to 30 years that shall participate in the Communitarian Schools, 10 residents in Portugal and 10 residents in Galicia, favoring the participation of 8 young people will less opportunities;- training activities for young people to become experts on their own territories and tutors for young people from other country;- implementation of the Communitarian School during summer vacations in in Galicia (Vigo) and Portugal (Lousã); – launching the COMUNIX Channel at Youtube;- evaluation of the Communitarian Schools through qualitative methodologies after one month to assess the transformative effect on the participants and entities involved;- systematization of the experiences on a Pedagogical Kit and Model for the implementation of the Communitarian Schools; – report on youth participation and community areas in Europe;- organization of one multiplier event with young people and community land managers in Europe at Portugal;- several dissemination activities to target audiences at local, regional, European and international level;- transnational meeting of COMUNIX closure and elaboration of strategies for its sustainability.Taking in consideration the underlying methodology of the Communitarian Schools, we expect the collaborative and participative learning process will have a transformative effect on its participants and a change in practices, promoting the participation of young people in the structures for the governance of common lands. We expect that COMUNIX will generate a demonstration effect on the neighbor communities managing common lands, resulting in new Communitarian Schools and the implementation of new tools for the participation of young people. We also expect that new partnerships may be established at local and regional levels for the training of youth and the governance of common pool resources.At European level we expect to increase the visibility of these forms of communitarian government, dialogue with other experiences and find ways to put the protection of the common lands in the agenda of the European Parliament.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 64619 Eur

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Project Partners

  • Partecipanza Agraria di Nonantola
  • Trespés Soc. Coop. Galega