Future Global Leaders
‘The Future Global leaders’ is a project for youth and democracy and it is organized by the Finnish NGDO Platform to the EU Kehys together with the Finnish Youth Cooperation Allianssi, the Estonian National Youth Council ENL and the Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation AKÜ.
The project started in June 2010 and will last for 18 months altogether. Activities will be taking place in Finland and in Estonia. The Future Global leaders- project aims at raising the young NGO actives’ interest in and capacity to participate in the decision-making processes of the European Union and to promote the creation of new methods of democratic participation. To achieve this, the number of participants is limited to 16 young people who will be selected by Allianssi and ENL. The project also includes meetings and discussions with representatives of the national and European parliaments as well as with representatives of Ministries for Foreign Affairs and Education.
The democratic processes and methods are being examined and developed within the thematic concept of EU’s development policy. It is examined both from the national and European perspectives. The participants learn about the policy by preparing the meetings themselves and by addressing their questions and views on representative democracy. During the project there will be workshops and finally a seminar on the results of the project.
Project in funded through the Youth in Action programme of the European Commission. Youth in Action is the EU Programme for young people aged 15-28 (in some cases 13-30). It aims to inspire a sense of active citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future. Youth in Action promotes mobility within and beyond the EU borders, non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, and encourages the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background.
CIMO is the National Agency of the EU Youth in Action Programme in Finland.