October 2017 – March 2018
Trainings and Ideas Labs: Three training activities and Ideas Labs in each participating country - participatory process which will begin with the capacity building of young people as multipliers including those with migration background. Within Ideas Labs the open process of finding ways of raising awareness about the objectives of the project will be set up. The process will culminate in the elaboration of concrete concepts on awareness raising activities in each Ideas Lab.
Each country will organise at least three trainings/Idea Labs inviting 25 participants each – so in the end 75 people will have participated in this step in each country.The target group of the trainings/Idea Labs are young people themselves – most probably young people that are already rather aware and active in one way or another.
The project wishes to include young refugees, asylum seekers and in general young people with a migration experience in all activities – therefore it is an explicit aim to reach out to those groups and recruit at least 20% of participants from those groups.
The training will focus on information literacy, critical thinking and campaigning. The overall idea is that the campaign activities in each country, and later on also at European level, should target the “in between”-population – those that are not having yet strong opinions on migration, democracy, diverse societies, that are confused by the contradictory messages broadcasted by media and might turn to one or the other side of the debate.
After some basic capacity building on information literacy, critical thinking and campaigning during two days, there will be facilitated a creative process – the idea lab. The result of this process is a number of ideas for the “Aware and Active”-Campaign.
April 2018 – March 2019
European Campaign and Awareness Raising Activities – though campaign and its activities, a larger audience will be reached and will made aware of the positive aspects of a diverse society as well as the situation and needs of young migrants and refugees. The campaign and its activities will be use multiple methods and channels (online, residential activities, public interventions, arts and culture, media, etc.)
June 2018 (Slovenia)
European Ideas Lab - the next step, these concrete ideas will be brought on the European level with multipliers per participating country taking part in a European Ideas Lab where the motivated young people can exchange their ideas and methods, find synergies and links between their activities and develop under the joint roof a European Campaign, which makes use of all the previously elaborated awareness raising activities. These activities will be developed in a participatory way to ensure active participation and ownership of the young people. There will be various activities financially supported in the fields of social media, arts and culture, media with products like brochures, postcard, movies, websites, etc.
June 2019 (Austria)
DEOR Fair “Aware and Active!” - after the implementation of the European Campaign comprising of all the awareness raising activities an event, the so called DEOR Fair “Aware and Active!”, will take place where the outputs and outcomes of the different activities will be presented targeting to upscale, disseminate and exploit the project results on a European level for different sectors. Among the participants will be young people, youth workers, and decision makers on local, regional, national and European levels.
Therefore the experiences made in the different project phases, identified good practises and outputs can be transferred to policy and practise.