- Project title: Challenging Euroscepticism through Educating and Empowering Youth as European Citizens (YouthEU)
- Implementation period: from March 2021 to August 2022
- Partner organisations: Institute for European Integration (Czechia) (subsidiary of EUROPEUM), Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) (Greece), EuropaNova (France) and European Movement in Serbia (EMinS) (Serbia) with support of the European Commission
The project aims to address the sources of Euroscepticism among youth (high school and first-time voters) in the most Eurosceptic societies in the EU and among the candidates for the EU accession. It will provide an opportunity for experts and policymakers to gain insight into the attitudes of young people towards the EU and European integration while creating a platform for the youth with different views of the EU to learn about the European project and to exchange views. The project will incorporate both top-down and bottom-up approaches to educating and empowering youth on the European project and their role as European citizens through webinars, workshops and engagement with EU stakeholders in Brussels (see Activities for more information).
Based on these activities, four policy papers aimed at tackling Euroscepticism will be written by experts on various European policies. In order to empower young people with tools to counter Eurosceptic narratives among their peers in their countries, a handbook with practical examples and strategies will be created during the project (see Publications).