“Pimp my Europe” creates a dialogue between youths and politicians, for them to collaborate on the future of Europe. In this project, youths deal with the topics of human rights, democracy, and European citizenship. They will then discuss their insights and perspectives with politicians, and give impulses for future political strategies. On the one hand, youths seemingly enstranged from politics should be inspired by political participation, on the other hand, politicians should get to know the perspectives of youths, and be persuaded of working together with youths. “Pimp my Europe” is a project of the International Association for Education and Exchange (IBB e.V.). It is realised in cooperation with the following partner organisations: ParkHaus Oberhausen, Werkstatt-Berufskolleg Unna, EJB Weimar, Roots & Routes Cologne e.V, Jugendamt der Stadt Bochum. “Pimp my Europe” is realised as part of the “Structured Dialogue” and is funded by the European programme erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION.
About the International Association for Education and Exchange (IBB e.V.): Overcoming boundaries – this is the goal IBB is working for since its founding in 1986 in Dortmund. It organises international encounters, study trips, conferences, seminars, and trainings for all age groups, in order to support social commitment, and strengthen networks in civil society. Its work in intercultural education helps in reducing discrimination and supports steps to a peaceful and just society. The IBB is an accredited responsible body for adult education and political education as well as for youth and child welfare.
Further information can be found on our website http://www.ibb-d.de.
ewoca³ is a funding programme of the International Association for Education and Exchange, funded by the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and Stiftung Mercator. It supports and enables international youth encounters for youth work institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia. The concept: Three international youth work institutions collaborate over the course of three years, to realise realise three international workcamp projects. The projects support European understanding and, at the same time, improve the situation at the location. From 2015 to 2017, twelve trinational project partnerships realise a total of 36 workcamps in 15 European countries.
Further informationen can be found on the website www.ewoca.org.