Pacify-D: Promoting the Active CItizenship of Youth through Diplomacy
Pacify-D project aims at fostering young people’s civic engagement and participation while promoting social inclusion, intercultural dialogue, knowledge and recognition of diversity and promotion of tolerance.
Grant Agreement Number: 2021-2-HU01-KA220-YOU-000048953
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 01/04/2022 – 01/04/2024
Democracy in the EU is facing challenges, such as rising extremism and a perceived distance between people and their elected representatives. In addition, the reappearance of old challenges (such as ethic violence), and the emergence or predominance of new (like migration or radicalisation), have created unfavourable conditions for young people’s active participation in the social and political life of their communities and beyond.
At the same time, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought these challenges into a new focus: the exceptional emergency measures taken to address the health crisis have affected the political process and, in some places, sparked concerns about the impact on democracy.
In that context, intercultural dialogue is seen as ‘an instrument to assist European citizens, and all those living in the European Union, in acquiring the knowledge and attitudes to enable them to deal with a more open and more complex environment.
By establishing local Country Info Points as local learning centres for youth intercultural education, with top-down guidance on the corresponding activities implemented by the Young Local Ambassadors, Pacify-D aims to foster civic participation and the spirit of cooperation among young Europeans, as well as promote intercultural awareness and common European values.