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Aware and Active! (2016 - 2019)

The project „Aware and Active” (AAA) is a three-year action started in December 2016 and supported by the European Commission in the context of the Erasmus+ Programme. It is coordinated by Interkulturelles Zentrum, the Austrian National Agency for the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme. The main objectives of the project are preventing violent radicalization and promoting democratic values, fundamental rights, intercultural understanding and active citizenship of young people; and enhance critical thinking and media literacy among young people.

Target group:

The project is aimed at young people between 16 and 30 years of age. In particular, young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers are to be involved in the project.

Specific project objectives:

  • promote intercultural dialogue and respect and positive benefits of a diverse society among general public in Europe
  • enhance critical thinking and media literacy among young people, youth workers and educational staff
  • foster active youth participation
  • improve access to the Erasmus+ programme and social inclusion through civic participation of young refugees, migrants and asylum seekers

Seven National Agencies of Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme from Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Macedonia and Slovenia are directly involved into the project implementation. The project is also supported by National Agencies from Germany, Belgium-Flanders, the Netherlands, Croatia, Slovakia and Latvia as well as POYWE - Professional Open Youth Work in Europe.