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Europe and Young People: How European Citizenship Works is a Course

Europe and Young People: How European Citizenship Works

Started Dec 2, 2019


Full course description

Course Date:





2-3 hrs/week



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Badge(s), Certificate (free)


Education for democratic citizenship and human rights creates spaces for young people to develop as active and democratic citizens, concerned with societal issues from the local to the global level, including also the European level. Having citizens that stand up for democracy and human rights is crucial for a peaceful Europe. Education supports young people to become more engaged with the above-mentioned values, bringing positive and democratic change in their communities and in Europe. 

This course offers youth workers and other educators an opportunity to define ways to bring young people and Europe closer together. It includes information, reflection opportunities, examples of “how to…” and ideas for activities with young people on the topic of Europe and European citizenship.


At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by European Citizenship and why it matters for young people
  • Bring more European issues in their youth work activities with young people
  • Support young people to get engaged more in European issues
  • Run activities/projects with young people on European issues

Target Audience: Educators, teachers, youth workers, young activists, students interested in European matters and youth studies students.

Course is offered by partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe, SALTO South-East Europe.

Course Instructors

Youth Partnership

EU-CoE youth partnership

The partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth is meant to create synergies between the commitments and activities of the two partner institutions in the youth field in situations and on issues that justify a common European approach.

Youth policy is an important focus of the work of the EU-CoE youth partnership.

Laimonas Ragauskas

Laimonas Ragauskas


Laimonas lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and works as a facilitator, supervisor and coach mainly in the area of non-formal learning and training for various youth work organisations as well as local and European institutions. He is involved in EU programmes for youth since 1999 as youth worker and consultants. Read More.

Since 2002 he developed a large number of training courses on quality of projects implemented within these programmes. Laimonas has facilitated 2 MOOCs on Canvas: 1) Erasmus+ Funding Opportunities for Youth and 2) Essentials of Youth Policy.

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