Noored Ühiskonna Heaks (NYH) is promoting a call for participants for a Youth Exchange named Active participation is a step for democracy which will take place from 20th until 27th February 2017 in Strasbourg, France.
Democracy essentially has two principles; autonomy of the individuals and principle of equality. Within these principles no individual can be subject to the rules imposed upon him and every individual has the right to speak on the decisions that will affect himself/herself .These principles also include the moral justification of democracy, It is often claimed that democratic system offers a more efficient form of government and their justification is the easier adoption of the decisions by people in the democracies and the tendency for not breaking the rules that they made. Because the decisions are taken with the consensus of different segments of the society, people are more likely to approve these decisions and those rules would not be realistic if they are not accepted by a large fraction of the population. In a democratic society, government should include NGOs and individuals in the decision-making processes.
Even though it arises as a problem, other studies shows that participation started to increase in different aspects. Growing number of civil society organizations and increasing visibility of the civil initiatives and youth organizations in the society shows that participation is on a rise, but in a different way. However, it is inevitable to face bigger problems in the future because of the descending participation rate.
This event will bring together 37 participants from Turkey, Estonia, Hungary, Croatia, Spain and France. There are 5 vacancies available. Participant should be minimum 18 until 30 years old.
The event will be held in English.
The Erasmus + Programme will cover 100% of the accommodation, food and activities and will reimburse 100% of the travel costs for the participants – up to 170 euros. There will be a participation fee of 40 Eur per participant.
All the interested people should fill the application form below. The application form must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline: 23rd December 2016
Application form here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2ih0dub4f6e7ly7/6MkR-cKjsT