Democracy and Human Rights

DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
We support and develop initiatives with the goal of encouraging young people to be more active in the field of youth participation and raising the capacity of youth organisations.

Our main directions are:

Alexandra PECA
Head of Democracy and Human Rights
alexandra.peca@geyc.ro

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


LATEST UPDATES


UPEUSolidarity - Unpop Populism, EUvolve Solidarity


  • Period: May - Sep 2022
  • Aim: countering the raising populism in many European countries, enhancing mutual tolerance and intercultural dialogue, while fostering the engagements of citizens to the EU project by assessing the roots of Euroscepticism, and coming up with counter - Eurosceptic narratives..
  • Funded by: Europe for Citizens, Civil Society Projects
  • Project ID:
    615610-CITIZ-1-2019-1-FR-CITIZ-CIV
  • Constanța pentru TINEri!
    (EN: Constanța for YOUth!)


  • Period: Apr 2022 - Mar 2024
  • Aim: increasing the involvement of young people in the democratic life at local and regional level (Constanța county) and the development of advocacy skills through non-formal learning in order to raise the issue of youth centers at local level and to establish a lasting relationship with local authorities..
  • Funded by: Erasmus+, KA154-YOU - Youth participation activities
  • Project ID: 2021-2-RO01-KA154-YOU-000039336
  • The Rights Hero


  • Period: 28 Feb 2022 - 28 Feb 2024
  • Aim: Increase the children's awareness of their rights, the civic engagement and democratic participation of the children as a result of an improved knowledge of their rights and increase the capacity of teachers to organize workshops and discussions in the school in relation with the rights of the children .
  • Funded by: Erasmus+, KA220-SCH - Cooperation partnerships in school education
  • Project ID:
    2021-1-EL01-KA220-SCH-000032652
  • GaminGEE - GAMe-based tools to Foster an INtegrative model for early Gender Equality Education


  • Period: Jan 2022 - Dec 2025
  • Aim: GaminGEE aims to prevent inequality gender from early ages, fighting high-risk behaviours such as gender-based violence (specifically, sexual violence, but not restricted to that) and discrimination against women and LGTBIQ+ people.
  • Funded by: KA220-SCH - Cooperation partnerships in school education
  • Project ID: 2021-1-ES01-KA220-SCH-000032639
  • THE:PLACE - Turkey Hand in hand with Europe: Programme for Local Authorities and Civil Society Exchange


  • Period: Nov 2021 - Oct 2023
  • Aim: build up lasting Turkey - European Union networks of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that work on local issues, promoting an exchange aimed to increase their capacity to create meaningful impact in their respective areas of work.
  • Funded by: Mercator Foundation
  • Civic Debate Club


  • Period: Nov 2021 - Aug 2023
  • Aim: The project aims to increase the awareness of young citizens regarding active citizenship and civic responsibility, as well as to stimulate their participation in political and social activities.
  • Funded by: Erasmus+, KA220-YOU Cooperation partnerships in youth
  • Project ID:
    2021-1-SK02-KA220-YOU-000028866
  • Moving EuropE Together (MEET): from Local Citizens’ Agoras to the Conference on the Future of Europe


  • Period: 1 March 2021 to 30 June 2022
  • Aim: to set up on- and offline debates between EU policymakers (including MEPs) and citizens in parallel with the Conference on the Future of Europe
  • Funded by: European Parliament
  • Project ID: COMM/SUBV/2020/E - ENGAGEMENT
  • CREAction4EU


  • Period: Mar 2021 - Feb 2023
  • Aim: Our aim is to raise awareness on the importance of active citizenship through social entrepreneurship, specifically focused on the creative industries. This will impact on the motivation of young people to be engaged in future careers related to creative businesses.
  • Funded by: Erasmus+, KA227 Partnerships for Creativity (Youth)
  • Project ID:
    2020-1-FR02-KA227-YOU-018692
  • EuroChangeMakers #euroCM


  • Period: Mar 2021 - Sep 2022
  • Aim: discussing, reflecting, and proposing concrete solutions for the future of Europe
  • Funded by: Europe for Citizens, Civil Society Cooperation
  • Project ID:
    625445-CITIZ-1-2020-1-RO-CITIZ-CIV
  • UNICEF ECA Partnership: Strengthening meaningful adolescent participation and engagement in programmes and events in the ECA region


  • Period: Jan - Dec 2021
  • Aim: ensuring that all adolescents and young people in Europe and Central Asia (including the most vulnerable) have a chance to be connected, activated/engaged and empowered.
  • Funded by: UNICEF Europe and Central Asia
  • We, the internet (WTI)


  • Period: Jul - Nov 2020
  • Aim: to involve ordinary citizens in Romania in a dialogue about internet governance focused on artificial inteligence, data protection and fake news.
  • Part of: WTI - Global movement
  • DIVERSE (Promotion of democratic values and diversity in schools through Creative Drama and Fairy Tales)


  • Period: Dec 2019 - Nov 2021
  • Aim: to promote social inclusion and diversity in multicultural classrooms with an increased number of children from refugee/migrant/ minority background through the use of creative methods and more specifically, storytelling methods.
  • Funded by: Erasmus+, KA3
  • Project ID: 612178-EPP-1-2019-1- EL-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN
  • #5030Remember (50+30: From the end of WW2 to the 1989 democratic revolutions)


  • Period: Nov 2019 - Dec 2020
  • Aim: to educate youth through remembrance activities connected with understanding the implications of WW2 on Europe and in building a democratic EU.
  • Funded by: Europe for Citizens
  • Project ID: 609316-CITIZ-1-2019-1-FR -CITIZ-REMEM
  • #ThisTimeImVoting


  • Period: Jan 2019 - May 2019
  • Aim: to promote citizens participation in the European Parliament elections (2019).
  • Funded by: various sources, EP
  • Young Digital Leaders


  • Period: Feb 2018 - Jan 2020
  • Aim: to empower young people aged 12-15 years old through digital citizenship, critical thinking and media literacy skills, so that they can become tomorrow’s digital leaders
  • Funded by: Google.org, Google Brussels
  • Editions: 2 editions
  • Euromed Exchange Programme


  • Period: Aug 2017 - Dec 2017
  • Aim: to promote the exchange of good practices between organizations from the both sides of the Mediteranean Sea.
  • Funded by: Anna Lindh Foundation
  • EYE (European Youth Event)


  • Period: May 2016 - present (bienial event)
  • Aim: to bring together at the European Parliament in Strasbourg thousands of young people from all over the European Union and beyond to shape and share their ideas on the future of Europe.
  • Funded by: European Parliament
  • BWH - Balkan without hate


  • Period: Mar 2016 - Feb 2017
  • Aim: to explore how young people and youth work can benefit from creation of genuine youth documentaries on what kind of (multicultural) societies we want to live in.
  • Funded by: Erasmus+, KA2-CBY
  • Project ID: 570028-EPP-1-2015-2-ME-EPPKA2-CBY-WB
  • EFHR - European Fellowship on Human Rights


  • Period: Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
  • Aim: to develop the youth skills in the field of human rights education.
  • Funded by: own sources, Erasmus+
  • #GenerationEU (Promoters for European Democracy - DemosPromotori)


  • Period: Apr 2015 - present (annual project)
  • Aim: to create a network of youth promoters able to communicate about the European values in the local communities in Romania.
  • Funded by: European Parliament Office in Romania