Start Date

1 July 2019


24 Months

Funded By

Erasmus+ programme of the EU Commission


Strategic partnership for youth


Project Priorities:

  • Youth
    • Promoting engaging, connecting and empowering young people
    • Promoting quality, innovation and recognition of youth work
  • Horizontal
    • Transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications
  • Relevant topics:
    • ICT – new technologies – digital competences
    • Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy)
    • Social entrepreneurship / social innovation

Active participation of youth and their engagement is an important challenge for Europe. European countries need active young volunteers empowered by social media literacy and community media skills that will give chance them to reach positive impacts in local communities.

Increasing social media literacy and community media will help to build capacity of young people. Community media includes tools and networks that young people can use to transmit their voice with local heard media actions in the community to become more empowered.

Young people’s insufficient communication is an identified common problem in Europe, because they do not have enough necessary literacy and skills to effective communication. Community media will encourage young people to develop their skills and increase their potential to turn into more integrated with public domain so that they will claim their rights better and remain actions to their social life better. Otherwise, young people will face risks of marginalization.

The project aims

  • to develop and assure young volunteers’ community media into civil society. The project will design and implement community media approaches and tools to create grassroots community development transfer to young volunteers.
  • to share educational approaches as youth volunteers community media models, exchange good practices in local, national and European levels and empower young people’s active membership of local communities (municipalities, neighbourhoods, disadvantaged communities etc) and guide young people through a process, where they get to:
  1. Gain social media literacy and community media skills
  2. Obtain entrepreneurship skills to establish their own media (such as local news website, newsletter creation for local communities, blogs etc.).

Target group:

  • Socially disadvantaged youth due to being located in areas with huge unemployment rates, and these include youth from poor families, minorities
  • Youth workers from different types of organizations
  • Young people who are interested in social media and community media as volunteers


  • Representatives of NGOs working for disadvantaged young people
  • Youth centres
  • Local community centres
  • Local youth education authorities