As part of the EFIVOS II project, funded by the European Commission (CERV), 178 teenagers and young adults discussed EU policies and proposed solutions to issues that concern them. In the 7 implementing countries, 8 different workshops were organised with the following topics:
Network for the Rights of the Child (Greece) – Inclusive Societies
Dedalus (Italy) – Unaccompanied Foreign Minors and Young Migrants Alone
Citizens in Power (Cyprus) – Gender Equality & the Cyprus Issue
Pacto Verde (Spain) – Demystifying gender-based violence myths
HESED (Bulgaria) – Health education for girls, improving their hygiene, reducing the waste of disposable materials and fighting period poverty
GEYC (Romania) -Effective Media
Crossing Borders (Denmark) – Safe Online Political Activism
The topics were chosen based on the interests of the participants and the results of a focus group that had preceded in the context of the project. The participants were surprised by the results of the workshops. Gender inequality in the field of journalism, the myth of low-income women as victims of abuse, the difficult daily life of refugees, the relationship between women’s health and environmental protection, and the simplicity of some online safety measures were found. Symbolic and importantis the discussion meeting on journalism and how journalists contribute to the perceptions of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots of each other. It was organised at the Ledra Palace Hotel, with guests from the North and the South. The Ledra Palace is located on the Green Line in the heart of Nicosia and is monitored and controlled by the UN.
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