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The booklet includes information on the European Citizens’ Initiative, experimenting its use and application in the youth field. It provides young people with reflections, ideas and practical tools to help them to submit an initiative to the Commission.

Aims of the tool

- To encourage young people to play a full part in a more democratic-conscious European society and live citizenship to the full.
- To foster a lively and cross-border debate about EU policy issues among young people, especially on that ones that affect their life directly.
- To reinforce and recognize young people's right to participate in the democratic life of the EU.

Description of the tool

The booklet builds on the experience of a common and participatory activity involving 14 youth organizations and 250 young people from Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Romania. It presents the conclusions of one year of intensive exchange of experiences while experimenting the use and application of the European Citizens’ Initiative in the youth field – involving young people, project coordinators and policy makers from different European countries. The bookelt describes the proposals for potential European Citizens' Initiatives that have been developed within the project.


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Tool overview


This tool is for

Young people, Youth workers, Policy makers

and addresses

Youth Democracy projects

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

PRISM – Promozione Internazionale Sicilia-Mondo

in the context of

“A European Young Citizens’ Initiative”, Youth Democracy project under the Youth in Action programme

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Fausto Amico (on 22 August 2014)

and last modified

17 July 2014

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