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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

Active CItizenship


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. 


The training programme provides young people with the appropriate skills and knowledge in the field of international/intercultural relations and to bring them together to participate in Country Info Points (CIPs), thus promoting their social inclusion and civic engagement.

The Guide facilitates the establishment and the implementation of the Country Info Points as learning centres that provide the participants with lifelong learning education & skills related to intercultural cooperation in an experiential and participatory way. The ultimate goal of the Country Info Points is to open a dialogue and foster the exchange of perspectives for democracy, strengthen EU values and enhance civic engagement.

The policy handbook, aimed at youth organisations, relevant authorities and policy-makers at local/regional/European, informs policy through a tried-out, beneficiary-centered and bottom-up approach regarding open educational resources that can contribute to enhanced civic participation of young people, as well as to the well-being and social inclusion of vulnerable societal groups.

European Commission’s support for the production of this content does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Project Partners

KMOP – Policy Center (Belgium)
Pesci Tudomany Egye Tem – University of Pecs (Hungary)
GEA – Societa Cooperativa Sociale (Italy)
Fundacio Interarts Per A La Cooperacio Cultural Internacional (Spain)
Association Des Agences De La Democratie Locale -Alda (France)

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