AEKS started a new project in Poland

In Christmassy Gdansk in Poland, a kick-off meeting and citizens’ discussion of the European project Strengthening civil society rights by information access for European Youth was held on 10.- 11. December 2018. The partner countries of the project are Estonia, Finland,  Belgium, Latvia and Poland. AEKS ry is a Finnish partner in the project. The project will last 18 months (1 Jan 2018 – 31 May 2020). A citizens’ dialogue event will be held in each partner country. The discussion will focus on a specific theme, where the young are in a key role. The event in Finland will be held in Helsinki on 3 May 2019. In addition, two European events will be held in Riga and Brussels, where best practices are shared among the countries. The aim of the project is to increase the awareness, knowledge, understanding and capacity of the youth to benefit from the information of the EU, state and local administration and  support the freedom of speech. The aim is to encourage and activate young people to utilise the electronic services and media to prevent the marginalisation of the youth. The project’s objectives, timetable, the events in different partner countries, the dissemination and financial issues were discussed in the kick-off meeting.  Around 30 people participated in the citizen’s discussion event in Gdanskin, and around ten of them were students. Doctor Tomasz Bojar-Fijalkowski from Kazimierz Wielk university gave a presentation on the theme of EU-legislation. He dealt with the human rights reflecting them with the Polish legislation. After the presentation, the participants discussed the theme in small groups and the practices were compared between the different countries. The discussions of the small groups were presented and the good practices were collected and reported.