COME UNITY - Alternative is possible

Youth participation, solidarity and alternative economy

Follow up initiative team that is working on new project is available for contact - just write your e mail to info@youthserbia.org and JOIN!

 

Youth seminar COME UNITY - Youth participation, solidarity and alternative economy” hosted by All Different All Equal organization in partnership with Green Window - Croatia, MODOM – Macedonia and Green Generation – Belarus took place in Zagreb, Croatia, from 1-6 August 2015. Project was supported by European Youth Foundation of Council of Europe, MEP Jean Lambert, BelGreens and ADAE.

 


 

This project was about motivating and building capacity of young people coming from youth organization from all over Europe to take an active role in the society by starting, taking part or joining already existing citizen initiatives that are aiming to strengthen local communities in an attempt to create a socially just society and economy based on fair and shared responsibility for overall well-being of people.

 

We concluded that the solution to the ongoing crisis won't come with continuation of consumeristic way of living. In this era of globalization, general mistrust and alienation between people, we must promote return to the basic, interpersonal, communal relations.

 

Seminar explored alternative views on economy, development of local exchange systems, and participatory approach to economics which would enable young people to be more autonomous when it comes to employment and build their capacities for entering the labor market. Self-employment and cooperation work is one of the key solutions to tackling the more prevalent unemployment and this seminar provided several inputs by succesful local bussineses.


 

 

Goals of the project were (1) to encourage social dialogue on all levels of society on constructing a system that would enable achievement of social justice and provide work experience and training for youth. By providing participants with examples for best practices and motivating them for action we strive (2) to enhance their political participation in their local communities and societies and (3) to raise their capacities and develop practical skills for accomplishing transformation towards sustainable and socially just society where work opportunities are available for everybody.


As a follow up, the Toolkit has been created to sum up the knolwedge gained through the seminar and experiences of participants. This publication serves as a guide for starting local initiatives and creating new community actions!

 

 

It is available for download HERE and free to use for non-comercial purposes.

MORE on COME UNITY training can be found HERE.



with support of Council of Europe European Youth Foundation