The project “C.H.A.N.G.E. – Challenges on How to Activate New Generation in Europe” was a 6 day long training course supported by the Youth in Action programme which took place in Mollina (Spain) between the 23rd and the 28th of November 2012. The project gathered 41 participants from more than 15 different countries from the European Union and neighbouring countries.
The aim of the training course was to promote the active participation of youth at the local level by using creativity and innovation in projects to fight against and address discrimination. In addition to this, the focus of this course was to stimulate and increase creativity and innovativeness in project proposals initiated by young people for young people based on active youth participation, fighting the different forms and levels of discrimination that young people face.
Throughout the course, the participants also had the opportunity to do the Process Communication Model (PCM) as a way to help them develop projects in their local communities, coordinate youth groups and promote antidiscrimination values. Overall, the course empowered young leaders of YEU partner organisations to increase their ‘skills, knowledge and attitudes’ on how to recruit and motivate young people at the local level and to find ways to include them in youth NGO activities.