Empowerment of mobile youth in the EU
The main objective of the EU funded project “Empowerment of mobile youth in the EU” (EMY) is to identify the reasons why mobile EU citizens are not exercising their voting rights and to find ways to encourage more active democratic engagement and participation. EMY is striving to support and enhance the inclusion and democratic participation of young mobile EU citizens in the political life of their host EU countries. The project will specifically target mobile EU students in Austria and Estonia, i.e. Erasmus and other bachelor, master and PhD students, interns and post docs who are citizens from other EU countries. Secondary level students aged 16-18 will also be included, since they are entitled to vote in Austria in all elections and in Estonia in local elections. It specifically focuses on a group underrepresented in formal politics and social life: young people aged 16 – 29 who are EU citizens studying and working in another EU Member State and having their residence there. Politikos is the leading partner of the Work Package 5 entitled “Dissemination and Communication”, which focuses on the raising awareness and engagement activities with mobile EU youth in both countries. Politikos actively participates in the implementation of all other Work Packages of the project. Project activities are Co-funded by the European Commission. Who is benefiting from our project?
- Mobile youth aged 16-29, primarily students, residing in another EU member state, notably Austria and Estonia in a pilot phase.
- Community leaders in Austria and Estonia, in particular, linked to universities and schools.
- European, national and local policy makers and administrations dealing with elections, citizen engagement and education.
This project was funded by the European Unions's Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020)