Expression of interest of young persons - Empower YOUth

Empower YOUth – Invitation for Applications

The Empower YOUth project aims to empower young people from all over Greece and especially those who come from vulnerable groups such as Roma, LGBTQI+, migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities, repatriates and young people from disadvantaged / remote areas, who wish to take the lead and bring positive change within their communities.

During the first phase of the program, 32 young people aged 18-25 from all over Greece will participate in two educational cycles (16 in each cycle) that will take place from 8 to 13 May in Athens and from 22 to 27 May in Thessaloniki.

The trainings will enable young people to: be trained in the tools needed to empower themselves, take an active role as ambassadors in their communities by bringing ideas and visions, but also promoting the positive changes they wish to see.

At the end of the trainings, participants will be able to submit proposals for small-scale actions that will be supported and funded by the project.

Distribution and meals as well as transportation costs for people living outside Athens and Thessaloniki will be covered by the project.

Please register by March 31, 2023.

The “Empower YOUth” project is implemented in the framework of  the Active citizens fund program, implemented by SolidarityNow and partnered  by the Norwegian organization NorSensus Mediaforum.

The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a € 13.5 m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The programme aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.

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