“Active youth for local development”, a new project that took off!
On 12 December 2016 in Sisak Town Hall, “Active youth for local development” project was officially launched during the partners meeting, and followed by a press conference.
The purpose of this 12-month project is to strengthen local communities of Sisak, Lekenik and Martinska Ves, so they can create conditions for an active participation and a better life quality of the local youth.
Project activities and expected results were presented by Mrs Paula Raužan, Mrs Zrinka Hafizović, Mrs Maja Romarić and Mrs Maja Šikić from the Local Democracy Agency Sisak (project leader), Town of Sisak, Municipality of Lekenik and Municipality of Martinska Ves, respectively. Radio Sisak participates in the project as an associate. The project is funded by the Croatian Ministry for demography, family, youth and social policy.
Main activities are dedicated to forming 3 local active youth groups (aged 16-26) that will take part in a free-of-charge, long-term education on community development, particularly required to meet needs of the young. The learning opportunity will provide knowledge and competencies that are necessary to succeed. At the same time, participants will have to organise various activities that will explain the importance of an equal youth inclusion in the local development. For example, voluntary actions, public presentations and education opportunities
Essential to say that more than 60 young people will be directly involved in the project activities, which will help them to gain new experiences, knowledge and skills, commonly required on the labour market. Moreover, employment of three activists is foreseen by the project itself.
Additional information and invitation to participate will be published in February 2017 on the project and partners’ web sites.