On an annual basis Crossing Borders runs 10-15 international projects, always under a Human Rights based approach. The implementation of these projects are done with local partners within Europe, West & East Africa and the Middle East. Below are some of the projects we are currently running and projects that have recently been concluded.
Youth SDGs Awareness through Debate - Uganda
Our project is about mobilizing young people (youths) in high schools, and the entire high schools’ system to pay more focus on the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. We want to do this by: - Raising awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among marginalised young people in rarely reached high schools in central Uganda. - Mobilizing young people, teachers, and schools at large to play a more active role in working with and monitoring SDGs implementation, and - Building the capacity – skills of individuals, students, teachers, schools clubs to engage with SDGs. To aid a more entrenched approach, we will do this through a debate approach – building on skills in rhetorics and critical thinking and analysis, to build a foundation and capacity for the participants to more pro-actively engage with the policy dimension that the SDGs fall under.
YOUNG DIPLOMATS FOR PEACE & DIALOGUE IN DENMARK, UKRAINE & GEORGIA
To make a contribution to a bottom-up, people-to-people approach to peace-building by strengthening the role of young people as peace ambassadors capable of acting as a bridge to peaceful conflict resolution among the post-soviet societies, particularly in Ukraine and Georgia civil societies ...
The two-year project, titled “Empowering Eco-entrepreneurship Start-ups”, or Eco-Hub, is an international project funded by the EU Erasmus+ Programme. It is realized by Crossing Borders in cooperation with partners from Sweden and Finland. Its main objective is to empower the environmental and social performance among young people who aspire to be entrepreneurs ...
YOUTH FOR PEACE – ZAMBIA
To facilitate an empowered and peaceful youth population in Zambia that constructively participates in the country’s governance and development processes at large. We want to contribute to a peaceful 2016 tripartite election through a broad invitation of young people to peacefully participate in the elections and for politicians to recognize and bring youth issues on the political agenda...
YOUTH TO YOUTH (Y2Y) DEBATES ON THE REFUGEE CRISIS
This project therefore aims at objectively engaging and activating youth in Denmark to reflect on the EU, the roles and the challenges the region faces, focusing on the current refugee crisis. In addition, how EU working impacts member countries and vice versa – the case of Denmark ...
KEEPING THE PROMISE
To facilitate an empowered and peaceful youth population in Uganda that constructively participates in the country’s governance and development processes at large. We want this project can contribute to a peaceful election through a broad invitation of young people to peacefully participate in the elections and for politicians to recognize and bring youth issues on the political agenda...
FETE From Expats to Experts
United Civil Society through Inclusion and Empowerment of Young Immigrants (FETE) is an international project funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme. The project targets 60 young first-generation immigrants mainly from non EU-countries but currently living in either Italy, Malta, France, or Denmark as the four countries participating in the project. The main goal is to improve labor market inclusion of young immigrants by providing them with the opportunity to deepen their skills through participation in workshops and to gain work experience through the implementation of an internship. All interns are accompanied by a mentor.
BOEMI has almost reached its final stage. The final concert in Palermo, last Tuesday, the 12th of July 2017, marked the culmination of more than a year’s worth of constant cultural exchange and dialogue between all the international partners. In only 2 days, musicians from around the world got together to prepare a concert that filled the Mercato San Lorenzo and got everyone feeling good.