The “SafeNet” project is implemented by New Vision – Albania, in cooperation with Club for Youth Empowerment 018 (KOM018) – Serbia, “Impress” Road Daruvar – Croatia, Beyond Borders – Italy, Red Cross Novo Sarajevo – Bosnia and Herzegovina and SPPMD – Macedonia of the North, in the period 01.11.2019 – 31.12.2021 This project tackles the problem of security and safety of young people in Europe at two levels. On one hand, the activities have an educational feature aimed at raising awareness about safety issues of young people in Europe and the role of youth workers and NGO activists and volunteers in the same. On the other, young people will be allowed to directly respond to security problems and provide opinions on different security issues focusing on peer violence, Internet security, radicalism and extremism and risky lifestyles. Overall participation of youth in the development and implementation of local youth security policy will be strengthened
- To contribute to the development of a security culture of young people and strengthen the cooperation between institutions and civil society in addressing youth security and safety issues
- To activate youth workers and young people to take an active role in the promotion of safe behaviour and security culture
- To provide a set of recommendations on security and safety issues, created by young people for young people
- To raise awareness about security and safety issues in local communities in participating countries and promote non-violent behaviour through events attractive to young people
- Local workshops – trained participants will be responsible for the organization of the follow-up activities through workshops at the local level where they will work on the issue of security and safety of young people in the local communities. Trained participants will test the methodology they adopted through training and will organize both thematic and creative workshops at the local level
- Focus groups – development of recommendations for the improvement of security and safety of young people – every partner will organize 5 focus groups at the local level where every group will discuss a particular segment of the security and safety (general security and safety of young people, peer violence, Internet security, radicalism and extremism and risky lifestyles) and provide a set of recommendations for the improvement of security and safety of young people in participating countries.
The final stage of this project took place in Corato, Italy, on 17 – 20 Nov. At the final conference, the six partners who participated in this event had the opportunity to share what they had done in their countries regarding the project.