The project "HUMANNESS: EU Social Challenges and Civic Engagement for Solidarity" is a transnational collaboration between four European organizations, African professionals, working to improve knowledge sharing related to cohesion, social development, democracy and inclusion. The project aims to create opportunities for marginalized youth to play an active role in their communities.

HUMANNESS is an innovative transnational project between 4 European organisations (Libera - Italy, Between - Portugal, OBESSU - Belgium, “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center - Cyprus) and the Intercultural Development Agency from Uganda, as a Partner Country, that aims to develop strategic tools and methodologies for facilitating the social inclusion and the development of competences of marginalised young people.

Through the promotion of intercultural dialogue and peer to peer exchange, the project aspires to foster opportunities of knowledge sharing related to social cohesion & development, democracy, and inclusivity. Indeed, the presentation of inspiring practices among European organisations and African professionals will strengthen mutual understanding and will create opportunities for marginalised youth to play an active role within their communities.

The project targets youth workers, and the ultimate beneficiary is vulnerable youth living in difficult contexts. They will benefit from the skills and methods acquired by youth workers, whose goal is to guide them in active citizenship and social engagement activities.

To achieve the project objectives, HUMANNESS strives to:

  • Map youth-related practices of solidarity efforts in EU and on-EU project countries;
  • Develop a Youth Community Engagement Model, setting professional guidelines at disposal of youth workers to build their capacity and foster their knowledge in the field of Active Citizenship;
  • Implement the School for Active Citizenship in Uganda, a unique occasion for EU and non-EU youth workers to discuss solidarity challenges and the EU core values of civic engagement in a globalised world;
  • Raise awareness on project’s key actions through a Communication Campaign in Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Cyprus, and Uganda.

The project (n° 2022-1-IT03-KA220-YOU-00008960) is co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.


Check our report, "Mapping Youth Solidarity Practices. Report: a transnational field research on promising youth-led initiatives" here.