Sailors on the CitizenShip – Harbors of CitizenShip
Participant: Marco Santos
Organisation: Eesti Erinoorsootöö Ühing noOR (Estonian Special Youth Work Organisation), Estonia
Sailors on CitizenShip - Harbour of CitizenShip is a national and local level training course, which was developed as a module for youth workers/trainers to help them answer their questions concerning active citizenship issues.
We approach the idea of citizenship on different levels: locally, nationally, on international and global levels. While implementing the project with Estonians partners we would like to focus more on idea of global active citizenship at local level, together with youth workers from Europe and work on its implementation into our daily work, taking into account that participation is an important Social Right. The main idea behind stays the same: how to make young people active on all levels, how to make them feel responsible for the local community, for the place they belong to and how to make them aware of their interdependence within global society.
The detailed information about the international approach can be found on in the “sailors harbour”: www.sailorstraining.eu
Sailors on the Citizenship is a training course that aims to promote active participation, through training of youth leaders, youth workers and educators from Estonia. This project aims to create common tools in Estonia and a pool of multipliers and which are involved with local young people and raise awareness about the importance of the active participation with attention at strengthening Social Rights awareness, exchange and cooperation in the field of youth.
The main aim is to explore understanding of citizenship concepts and provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitude to develop actions at local and national level.
The objectives are:
- provide opportunities for participants to present, share and exchange models of practice and examine concepts of citizenship in promotion of social rights
- learn about differences and challenges of citizenship by experiencing practical activities
- enhance understanding of citizenship through a process of personal and group reflection
- help participants consider principles that underpin citizenship and recognise their own values and getting aware of social rights
- evaluate participants’ personal practice and learning in order to improve actions they take in their communities
- explore concepts and models of participation
- create links between participants, organisations and communities rising awareness on social rights issues
- equip participants with a range of tools and provide space to build new tools that can be used to develop their own practice on participation
Target group: Young people on the local communities where the projects will take place (rural areas in Estonia and disable centers)
Social rights addressed: Right to health and freedom from discrimination
The current stage of the project: Finalised