TITLE: Homo Europeanus – Overcoming the Knowledge Deficit
FOUNDING PROGRAM: Europe for Citizen 2014-2020
SUB-PROGRAMME: Democratic engagement and civic participation
ACTION: 2.3: Civil Society Projects
PERIOD: 1st of September 2015 to the 31st of December 2016
- Europe House Slavonski Brod, Croatia
- YouNet, Italy
- European Information Centar Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
- Centre for Civic Education, Montenegro
- Educational Center Kruševac, Serbia
- Asocijacija za napredok, edukacija i lobiranje, Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- Stowarzyszenie Edukacji Pozaformalnej "Meritum", Poland
- EDUCIVIS, Slovakia
- Change it!, Czech Republic
- Inštitut za družboslovne in humanistične raziskave (IDH), Slovenia
- Daugavpils Universitate, Latvia
- Promocion Educativa Sociedad Cooperativa, Spain
- Civic Initiatives – Citizens Association for Democracy and Civic, Serbia
- MHD UMKA Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
The project's overall objective is spreading more knowledge about EU particularly in the context of the economic crisis, a general rise in antiimmigrant sentiment and xenophobia – to citizens of the member states and EU candidate countries, in order to overcome democratic deficit.
- to increase the motivation and build the citizens capacities and competences from current and potential MSs to participate actively in building future Europe.
- to enhance the interactive relation between citizens and institution, encouraging a bottom up approach to allow citizens to express their views on the EU – on what they perceive to be the EU urgent issues relevant to the development of Europe.
- to encourage citizens to use exited democratic instruments and to develop innovative one.
- to enhance participation in debate to build the capacity of civil society organizations.
- to foster European citizenship and ownership of the Europe.
The action will be implemented by 14 NGOs from 9 MSs (Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Spain, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Latvia), and 3 CC (Serbia, Montenegro, FYROM).
During 16 months project events will involve 500 direct participants and numerous wider local public who will overcome the "knowledge deficit" and gain better understanding about EU – necessary ground for their more active involvement in creating future Europe.