You.Change.com: Empowering Young Disadvantaged Individuals to trigger change in their communities
You.change.com aims at recruiting young people with fewer opportunities to act as ‘change makers’ (Community Angels) in their communities.
Grant Agreement Number: 2016-2-ES02-KA205-008220
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 09/2016-08/2018
One of the major problems that Europe should face is the lack of active participation of youth in their societies. This is partially due to their socio-economic position which has deteriorated over the last decade. The high youth unemployment and the political distrust have diminished their active participation.
Specifically, 47% (Eurobarometer 2018) of youth do not participate in activities organized by different organizations in 2017, with Cyprus (67%), Greece (52%) and Spain (42%) ranking particularly high. Also, 37% of youth was involved in voluntary activities in 2017. This limited active participation of youth in their societies could increase their marginalization, leading them gradually to social exclusion.
By stimulating disadvantaged youth to undertake the role of community angels and to shape their own ideas, utilizing land recycling, Youchange.com aims at increasing the youth contribution in their communities. This will have a broader impact as the members of the communities will benefit from the new provided services.