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Examples of active citizenship

Projecto A Linha

Author: Claudia Coimbra - Published At: 2013-08-26 13:42 -

To revitalise and energise Alfama and its communities, the A Linha project aims to develop levels of understanding and interaction as well as to create gardens and cultivation, organising shows and cultural activities that promote gastronomy, commerce, sport and leisure.

Cozinha Popular da Mouraria

Author: Claudia Coimbra - Published At: 2013-08-26 10:36 -

Cozinha Popular ("People's Kitchen") da Mouraria is a social project designed to revitalise the multicultural community of Mouraria in Lisbon, promoting the sharing of experiences, building community and providing employment and access to food for those in need.

Civil movement "Protect Yourself"

Author: Maria Jeliazkova - Published At: 2013-08-16 13:36 -

Citizen initiative against bank policies and privileges set out in legislation, which has been initiated by lawyers working in the public interest and is supported by different civil society structures.

Promotion of social economy and social enterprises

Author: Maria Jeliazkova - Published At: 2013-08-14 12:46 -

The aim of the initiative (and the associated project) is to establish a configuration of social actors to support the creation and adoption of an adequate legal framework for the development of the social economy and social enterprises in the country.

Social Training - Professional Centre

Author: Maria Jeliazkova - Published At: 2013-08-13 09:37 -

Improving the livelihood and social status of vulnerable people by establishing a social enterprise: the project aims to establish and develop a municipally-supported social enterprise in order to provide secured employment of disadvantaged people in Dimitrovgrad, thus improving their quality of life.

Greek Forum of Migrants

Author: Mariani Papanikolau - Published At: 2013-08-01 15:56 -

A self-organised network of migrants’ communities and associations, formed through continuous consultations with the objective of representing and strengthening the voice of migrants, organisations and communities in Greece as well as struggling for equal inclusion and participation in Greek society.

YSI (Young Social Innovators)

Author: Anne-Iris Romens - Published At: 2013-05-16 09:02 -

Young Social Innovator's mission is to raise social awareness in Ireland by providing social awareness education through action and platforms for young people and those guiding them.

UK Youth Parliament (UKYP)

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-16 08:57 -

Run by young people for young people, UKYP provides opportunities for young persons to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change. It has over 600 representatives, 369 seats for elected MYPs (Members of Youth Parliament) and over 230 Deputy MYPs, all aged 11-18 years.

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