Welcome to the MyEU Portal!
The MyEU Portal is being developed as a part of a project “MyEU. Youth in the move Portal to active citizenship of the European Union”.
The main challenge MyEU addresses is low level of engagement and democratic participation of the European Union citizens in the political, civic and democratic life of their EU host countries. This is especially relevant for young people.
The main target audience of the project activities are young people (18 – 35 years old) who have already moved to live, study, work, volunteer or train in another EU country or who are planning to do so.
The project activities are aimed at three separate groups of young people namely those:
1. In vocational training and vocational counseling in their host countries,
2. Planning to work, or already working, in another EU country (job mobility).
3. Who are using, or planning to use the opportunities for volunteering abroad to improve and develop their transversal and soft skills (such as group work, communication skills and motivation) that will then help them to find their place in the job market. Volunteering, which often means taking part in civil society organizations (NGOs), fosters social and political life activity.
As the research shows, taking part in mobility abroad helps young people to find their place on the job market. People who lived abroad are, in general, more open, more tolerant, more self-confident and see more benefits of living in wider Europe. This often leads to increased activity in the social, cultural and political life both at local and European level.
The general objective of the MyEU project is to increase the level of engagement and democratic participation of European Union citizens, especially young people, in the political, civic and democratic life of their host EU countries through promoting opportunities, tools and benefits for active democratic participation.
To achieve this, the project will realise:
1) Analytical activities, including open, international on-line research and a series of interviews, in order to develop:
- Comparative Report on State of the Art concerning experiences of excercising EU citizenship deriving rights as well as diagnosis of the needs for information/knowledge/tools supporting mobility in Europe.
The research was realized in Poland, in Italy and in Hungary in the spring 2018. Also citizens from France, Spain, Slovenia, Georgia, Armenia, Slovakia and Romania answered our questions.
You can read the report HERE
- Report on Good Practices and success stories of social and political activity of young EU citizens in their hosting countries.
The interviews and desk-reserch were realised in the spring 2018 in Poland, in Italy and in Hungary. In the report you will find 15 good practices concerning EU mobility described.
You can read the report HERE
- Reports on three national Youth Citizens Forums (YCF), describing the feedback on the research results, needs areas for information/knowledge/tools for active citizenship and recommendations for the MyEU Portal.
You can read the Polish YCF Report HERE
You can read the Italian YCF Report HERE
You can read the Hungarian YCF Report HERE
2) Developing, implementing, testing and running the MyEU Portal.
The aim of the Portal is to gather and organize (on one website) information from across Europe to help people better understand the rights they have as EU citizens when living in other EU countries. This information is useful and should be universally accessible.
Since you are on the MyEU Portal now, please share with us your comments concerning the content and/or structure of the Portal! Your remarks will help us to make the Portal even better and more useful.
You can contact us HERE
3) Educational and information support available through the MyEU Portal.
Apart from filling the MyEU Portal with useful links to information and institutions/organisations supporting mobile Europeans at excercising their rights deriving from European Citizenship, we offer:
- Answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning European mobility, living in the host EU country, excercising European Citizenship rights.
If you have any question, You can ask them HERE
- Webinars on the three main thematic areas: Working in the EU, learning in the EU and volunteering in the EU.
Interested? You can register for a webinar HERE (we do not registerr for the webinars yet; the link will be active soon)
- Knowledge Pills in the three main thematic areas: Working in the EU, learning in the EU and volunteering in the EU.
Knowledge Pills are short answers to specific questions, recorded in a video/audio/multimedia form.
You can see the Knowledge Pills recorded HERE (the Pills are not availabe yet; comming soon)
The project is being realised between January 2018 and June 2019.
Fundacja Alternatywnych Inicjatyw Edukacyjnych (PL) www.fundacjaaie.eu (Coordinator)
FAIE is non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 2011.
The main goal is adults Life Long Learning promoting - developing one’s own abilities, predispositions, interests - both in personal and professional life. Another goal is to promote and support vocational and personal development through culture and art (professional as well as un-professional). FAIE also promotes applying ecological solutions at work as well as in everyday life.
FAIE also works in the field of democratic empowerment. An international partnership research project in the frame of Europe for Citizens Programme: "Let's get active!" was realised in 2015. Project included an international open on-line research, four National Citizen’s Forums, International Citizens Forum realization and developing final recommendations. Based on its’ conclusions, an international initiative aiming at supporting excercising the European citizens’ rights by the young adults mobile within EU (in order to learn/work/volunteer) is now being realized.
Since 2014 FAIE runs the EURODESK Information Point. It’s role is to provide information regarding opportunities for education, training, traineeships, voluntary work and work in Europe for the youth and the youth workers. The Eurodesk network works in 33 European countries and is supported, among others, by the European Commission.
Cooperativa Sociale COOSS MARCHE ONLUS scpa (IT) http://www.cooss.it/it/
Social cooperative created in 1979, COOSS is a private not-for-profit organisation which provides care services, social services, training and educational actions in the Marche Region of Italy. It currently has approximately 2,500 members/employees.
Dedicated to the promotion of the individual, COOSSS recognises that everyone has a basic right to a fair quality of life.
COOSS considers that every person is a unique individual. This expresses the maxim of the cooperative – “al centro del nostro Coossmo ci sei TU”, in other words “YOU are at the heart of our Coossmo”, in the belief that the individual characteristics of every individual are a heritage that must be protected and promoted.
Recognised by the regional government, COOSS is also active in vocational education and training (VET), and manages and develops VET (in both initial and further training) and adult education actions.
Magyar Nepfoiskolai Tarsasag (HU) www.nepfoiskola.hu
The Hungarian Folk High School Society is a national level non-governmental organisation specialising in non-formal adult education.
HFHSS is an umbrella organization with member organisations within Hungary.
Local courses: (daily courses and residential programmes)
- Active citizenship, Basic Skills and key competencies training (Roma people)
- Training for unemployed
- Clubs for elderly people
- Computer courses
- Foreign language courses
- Courses on environment and ecology
- Youth courses
Characteristic activities of the HFHSS on
- development of legal regulations
- national conferences
- contribution to the national strategy on lifelong learning
- adult learning week
- research activities
The HFHSS also has broad experience of European level projects dealing adult learning.
The HFHSS has been a member of the European Association for the Education of Adults since 1992.
1138 Budapest Révész u 2/C
Co-financing: Rights, Equality, Citizenship Programme of the European Union (2014 – 2020).