The project aimed at enhancing the awareness of young people on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and promoting their active participation. More specifically the project’s objectives were to:
- make young people aware on MDGs and promote their active participation
- promote young people’s voluntary service
- reinforce the transnational experiences of youth organizations by exchanging good practices
- promote and recognise the strategic role of women in civil society and for achieving local development
The MDGs are eight goals to be achieved by 2015 that respond to the world's main development challenges. They are the following:
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
The project also focused on the role of women in civil society, especially in the developing countries, since the development of these countries passes through women and, more and more cooperation programs are addressed to women in order to promote local development.
The project included the following activities:
- Implementation of information campaign on raising youth awareness about the MDGs, voluntary service, promotion of the strategic role of women in civil society.
- Organisation of a competition addressed to young people (17-25 years old) for the creation of a short film focusing on MDGs issues.
- Organization of a campus on solidarity, voluntarism, and international cooperation addressed to young people and representatives of youth organizations, in Italy.
- Organisation of 2 youth exchange campuses in Italy (Spoleto – photographic exposition and Cinema Festival) and Kenya (Malindi - production of a short film/documentary on “Women and development”, for the winners of the competitions.
- Organisation of “Film Days” in the partner countries.
The project, which was co-financed by the European Commission (EACEA - “Youth in Action” Programme).