European Awareness Campaign (1999)
Funded by the European Commission DG X/A/5 this year long cross cultural programme involved 200 young people from working class areas of West Belfast, Greater Shankill, Tallaght in Dublin and Turin in Italy. The campaign aimed to raise the awareness of European issues amongst young people, about the European Union, its policies, structures and future through a series of interrelated activities.
Young people participated in workshops which focused on the origins of the European Union and its’ daily impact on peoples lives and produced videos and newsletters highlighting issues such as racism and xenophobia, European citizenship and European electoral system. Project findings were collated into a newly developed web page with contributions from young people in the three areas.