Refugees and migration are controversial and polarising topics across Europe. However, increasing diversity is a reality that brings opportunities and challenges. Instead of deepening the division on the topic, more than ever constructive dialogue is essential. Moreover, today (young) refugees are a part of society. To overcome the growing tension in society and to seize opportunities, youngsters have to work together to design the solutions of tomorrow.
PeaceCraft project, a best practice that took place in Flanders, Belgium and was executed by !DROPS and U Move 4 Peace, the socio-artistic component of the peace movement Pax Christi Vlaanderen. Both organisations started this project from the realisation that youth workers (and teachers) lack the tools to engage in a meaningful debate about refugees.
“On March 7-8, 2020, Erasmus Plus (KA3) Structured Dialogue: Local Workshop of the “Young Ideas Sustainable Cities” project was carried out within the scope of the “Meeting Between Decision-Makers in Youth and Youth” program. Speakers, panelists and participants have worked in different workshops and produced the Solutions Policy for Sustainable Cities for 2 days on what is a smart and sustainable city, the features required for a city to be sustainable, examples of smart cities from Europe and the World.
EDILocal Workshop of the “Young Ideas Sustainable Cities” Project
Another KA2 project by EDN members has kicked-off. European Development Network members keep on creating and providing more projects! ”Peace Craft” project is coordinated by iDROPS (Belgium) and is about creating opportunities and inclusion for immigrants.
”Peace Craft” kick-off meeting was held between 6-7 March. The project is one of the many on-going projects proudly created and partnered by EDN Members.
European Development Network keeps creating more innovative and creative projects! Keep following us for many projects to come.
The European Development Network continues to pave the way of new collaborations and partnerships in Europe!
The Network held the second ‘’European Development Network Summit’’ in Brussels with the participation of more than 40 institutions from 16 different countries from all over the EU and its neighbouring countries. The Summit brought together NGOs, private sector, public bodies and universities that are actively working in the thematic areas of the Network to create more opportunities.