The Long Way to Europe (TLWE)

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The Long Way to Europe: Description

The Long Way to Europe is an 18-month-long project supported by Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Commission. TLWE intends to give the opportunity to more than 300 participants, from 9 EU Countries + RS, to reflect, with the use of formal and non-formal methods,on the fundamental principles of freedom,democracy and human rights. TLWE is inspired by the story of a deported Romanian Jewish painter.Through the 4 main stages of the trip of Zivi Miller,the youth,during 18 months,will take part to 4 Int. Events in Romania,Poland,Italy,Cyprus.They will learn from the past and reflect on the future of Europe and the sense of being active citizens. Each event will be focused on specific issues directly linked to Zivi's esperience,such as: discrimination and racism in Romania, crimes against humanity and human rights in Poland,inclusion of migrants in Italy and freedom of movement and peace in Cyprus.During the international events,the young participants will learn,see, reflect and act about the lesson of our history. Thanks to the visit of museums and historical sites,the testimonies of witness and experts,discussions and debates within the groups,the participants will be able to tackle these issues and to focus about today situation in Europe.These reflections will be expressed by the young participants with draws,murals or graffiti.They will also be trained to share their visions and expectations about the future of Europe as active citizens and to share it with the tool called ‘Porteurs de paroles”.These innovative and participative practices of public place interaction will be used to promote directly in the streets the debate and the participation of the citizens about the European Values.

Formal Project Description
Contract Title The Long Way to Europe
Project Acronym TLWE
Donor Europe for Citizens Programme
Lead Partner Comune di Tiggiano (Italy)
Agreement n° 589339-CITIZ-1-2017-1-IT-CITIZ-REMEM
Partners STOWARZYSZENIE MOJE MARZENIA SPELNIAJA SIE (Poland)
FATTORIA PUGLIESE DIFFUSA ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE (Italy)
DIRITTI A SUD (Italy)
GO FREE - ASOCIATIA PENTRU SPRIJINIREA SOCIETATII CIVILE (Romania)
ASSOCIATION FOR HISTORICAL DIALOGUE & RESEARCH (Cyprus)
CONCORDIA AQUITAINE (France)
BEDEKOVCANSKA UDRUGA MLADIH (Croatia)
NACIONALINE NEVYRIAUSYBINIU VYSTOMOJO BENDRADARBIAVIMO ORGANIZACIJU PLATFORMA (Lithuania)
ASSOCIACAO CHECK-IN - COOPERACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO (Portugal)
UDRUZENJE GRADJANA "ZIL VERN" - CENTAR ZA MULTIKULTURALNU SARADNJU (Serbia)
FUNDACJA EDUKACYJNE CENTRUM ZYDOWSKIE (Poland)
ASOCIACE TOM CR, TOM 21105 DUMANCI (Czech Republic)
Cost of Action €100,000.00
Dates 01/10/2017 - 31/03/2019


Short Description The Long Way to Europe is an 18-month-long project supported by Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Commission.Its purpose is to commemorate the past in order to build a better future of Europe, thanks to the active participation of youth.
Main Page The Long Way to Europe
Overall objective(s)
To contribute to citizens' understanding of the EU, its history and diversity and to raise awareness of remembrance, common history and values and the aim of the EU.
Specific objective(s)
  • Fostering respect of such fundamental principles as freedom, democracy and human rights, tolerance, inclusion, equality, diversity and intercultural dialogue;
  • Bringing together youth (18-30 y.o.) from 10 different European countries and different social and cultural background in order to share experiences, opinions and values, to learn from history and to build our future by acting in the present;
  • Fostering actions, debate and reflection related to European citizenship and democracy, shared values, common history and culture through cooperation within civil society organizations at European level;
  • Bringing Europe closer to its citizens by promoting European values and achievements, while preserving the memory of its past;
  • Encouraging interaction between citizens and civil organizations from all participating countries, contributing to intercultural dialogue and emphasizing the Europe’s diversity and unity.