Feedback on the Transnational Seminar on Civic Engagement organized by Citizens Campus
On June 10th and 11th, more than 100 young people from ten European countries met at the Têtes de l’Art in Marseille for a transnational seminar on civic engagement organized by Citizens Campus in the framework of the European project Y.Civic.
During two days, these young Europeans have experienced in a concrete way various forms of local citizen engagement with European resonance. They built together answers to European challenges, in a friendly and festive atmosphere.
Citizen commitment in the heart of the city of Marseille
The young Europeans were divided into several groups in order to discover the structures and stakeholders involved in the territory of Marseille. On this occasion, each group was given a challenge to carry out, ranging from the recovery of unsold goods with “Le Pied de Mouton”, to the collection of waste on the beach with “1 déchet par jour” and “Delta France association”, to the participation in the reduction of the digital divide with “Emmaüs Connect”. When they came back to the Têtes de l’Art, the EUROPE DIRECT team of Eurocircle offered them two games – Spies in the Commission! and our Mobility Goose Game. The objective was to encourage their engagement and to develop projects for a more citizen Europe. This first day ended with a convivial dinner prepared by the association En chantier, a committed caterer, during which the young people could meet and exchange.
Collective work on issues at the European Union level
The next day, the young people met again to respond in groups to an issue submitted by the mobilized structures. International mobility of young people, civic engagement and political disaffiliation, mobilization of young people for the European elections of 2024, celebration of Marseille as the capital of the sea: the questions were varied. Their contributions will help the structures to carry out their missions with young people!