Urban Perspective

Voices of young professionals who are re-building their societies one day at a time

The European team of the REBUILD project was honoured to meet so many inspiring youth formal and informal organisations across Italy, Martinique, Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania and Spain!

Partners had the chance to discover the wonderful efforts made by young people in their countries, despite the COVID19 pandemic, who have continued to fight to make their societies more inclusive and environmentally-aware.

 

Despite being very unique in their profiles, what do they all have in common?

In a nutshell, resilience and the belief that society can only heal if young people will play their part. Well, they certainly have not abandoned their communities, some of them even returned from promising careers abroad.

These youth organisations and associations have found an innovative answer to the challenges created by the pandemic, and have decided to not give up to the forced isolation, general atmosphere of fear, economic loss, and difficulty to network we have been going through over the past 2 years.

On the contrary, they have found new ways to gather and join their passion and expertise to come up with initiatives of social regeneration and environmental awareness. Some of these young women and men are making the most use of digital means of communication to raise awareness about the environment, others are tangibly meeting local communities to propose alternatives to a general lack of resources, while others are acting as mediators between young people and public authorities to represent their unmet needs but also to emphasize their potential.

Through the REBUILD project, we will help them get more opportunities for networking, in order to build future collaborations and discover what sorts of issues they share during these challenging times and hopefully find common ways to overcome them. This webzine collects their voices, which we are excited to share with the public. They are re-building their societies one day at a time.

Enjoy your reading discovering the best practices in each of

the REBUILD partner countries.

 

Initiatives from Lithuania

Active Youth Webzines

Active Youth Webzines

It is probably no secret that the COVID-19 virus and the pandemic that came with it was the first such experience in all our lives. It was an experience that turned everyday life upside down. In the beginning, there was a lot of fear, not knowing what the disease was,...

CHANGE AND IMPROVE

CHANGE AND IMPROVE

NAME OF THE ORGANISATION “JUSPO” (monitoring and developing youth employment organisation) NAME OF THE INITIATIVE “Change and improve” What is this initiative about?  The project "Change and Improve" started in Šiauliai to help young people develop competencies...

Shout a Question to a Psychologist

Shout a Question to a Psychologist

NAME OF THE ORGANISATION „Jaunimas YRÀ“ (Youth IS) NAME OF THE INITIATIVE "Shout a Question to a Psychologist" What is this initiative about?     "Jaunimas YRA" (“Youth IS”) initiative "Shout a Question to a Psychologist" was based on a...

Initiatives from Cyprus

Rea-textiles

Rea-textiles

My name is Elena Adamou and I am a visual artist. Over the years I have used different mediums to express my thoughts through art such as painting, video, installations, and textile techniques like embroidery. I am interested in understanding how intimate time-passing...

Untold stories

Untold stories

Are we Europe is an organizationbased in Brussels. The needs ofjournalism that collaboratesacross nations, generations andidentities were reasons forfounding this organization. Thathighlights solutions to sharedchallenges. That focuses on itspeople, Main mission is to...

Plan be, plan it be

Plan be, plan it be

PlanBe, Plan it Be it, is a non-governmental, non-profit organization established in March 2014, aiming at the personal and professional development of young people. The organisation is based in Nicosia, Cyprus, and acts at anational and European level. PlanBe forms a...

Initiatives from Italy

Consulta Giovanile Gratteri

Consulta Giovanile Gratteri

Tourism and social development of small villages for the growth of an entire community Guiding the political decisions of a municipality of 900 inhabitants and acting as spokesperson for the youth community: Sofia and Martina share with us the birth story of the...

Ecoistituto Siciliano

Ecoistituto Siciliano

Sustainability and enterprise: moving back to Sicily to invest in the future It all begins on a strangely sunny autumn day in the English countryside. Two Sicilian boys meet by chance, attending accreditation day at the university where they will spend the rest of the...

Impatto APS

Impatto APS

When we talk about the climate crisis and responsible choices, it is easy to get discouraged: it seems very difficult to do our part and think that our individual actions can have an impact for real change. This is why we need to motivate young people to challenge...

Initiatives from Martinique

Calendrier inversé

City, country of the initiative: Martinique, FranceName of the organization: Le calendrier de l'avent inversé 972 - Cynthia Yerro Description of the initiative:The reverse Advent calendar operation aims at supporting people in need. The...

Madin’attitude

City, country of the initiative: Martinique, FranceName of the organization: Madin'attitude For Anais, 22 years old, if her project was an object, it would be a wool ball that strengthen social links. This energetic young woman is student...

Brevet de sécurité financière

City, country of the initiative: MartiniqueName of the organization: Jeune chambre économique de la Martinique The mission of the Jeune Chambre Economique is local and international. The organization is a network afiliated to the United...

Initiatives from Spain

SWEET HOME BREAKING

SWEET HOME BREAKING

Dancing with or without restrictions The initiative developed by Fred are dance events in which dancers participate that have been developed in virtual and face-to-face format according to the health restrictions of the moment. In these activities Fred seeks that the...

Initiatives from Greece

ELIX

ELIX

Providing Learning Opportunities to Refugee and Migrant Children during the Pandemic https://youtu.be/nCo_Nq77wNQ The number of internally displaced children, refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers has grown dramatically and is only set to increase in the face of new...

#YouEU

#YouEU

Strengthening Youth Participation in EU Democratic Life https://youtu.be/go-CqPZnJZY #YouEU is a European initiative that aims to reinvigorate the relationship of European youth with the EU, and to promote active youth participation in the EU democratic life by...

Amazing Youth

Amazing Youth

Actions of Social Solidarity during the Pandemic https://youtu.be/bXzU_zLjh24 About the organisation Amazing Youth is a non-profit organisation founded by young people for young people. It was established in Athens, Greece in 2020, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, with...