e-Medine

The not-for-profit organisation e-Medine (e-MEDiterranean IN Europe) promotes the EU citizenship and the role of Europe as largemother country

e-Medine is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of the political and cultural convergence of the Mediterranean countries in the European motherland with the idea of an European citizenship.

The Italian not-for-profit e-Medine aims to make people understand the importance of an European identity and integration in all its social, economic and cultural aspects both to individual citizens and to social actors, through awareness raising, awareness campaigns, round tables and the dissemination of best practices.

e-Medine uses on a daily basis Skype and other online collaboration tools that allow the organisation to operate easily across Europe, from Iceland to Turkey, from Lithuania to Portugal.

In these years, thanks to its credibility, e-Medine has been able to attract grants from the European Fund for Preparatory Actions in the field of Sport-Health and Physical Activity and from the Life Learning Programme.

MISSION

e-Medine aims to raise awareness about the importance of EU citizenship, to reach a political and cultural convergence of the Mediterranean countries in the European motherland, so to run over cultural differences.
In order to achieve its goals, the organisation promotes the adoption of serious games and other digital tools and methodologies that have already shown their effectiveness in the field of people’s cultural education.

Its specific goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Promotion of a culture focused on European citizenship and on the integration into a common European identity;
  • Support citizens and involve policy makers in the formulation of concrete solutions to problems of public interest;
  • Diffusion of good practices to fight corruption and unemployment;
  • Transfer of innovative ideas aiming at the sustainable development of the territory and at citizens' empowerment;
  • Enhancement of digital integration.

Among the general goals pursued by e-Medine, it is worth emphasising as well the development and implementation of innovative formal and non-formal online training programmes and the organisation of round tables, meetings and events to encourage public discussion and strengthen social engagement.

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The current political scene shows that young people are not interested in cooperating and participating to the community’s social life: nevertheless, the disaffection towards politics is only one side of the general outline of the problem. Apart from political engagement, e-Medine aims at educating and training young people to become critical citizens, to feel to all intents and purposes European citizens with a well-defined identity, so to reach social inclusion through activities such as volunteering, intercultural exchanges and awareness campaigns.

e-Medine supports the European values of tolerance and freedom, democratic cooperation based on the acceptance of universal human rights and the role of law. e-Medine values diversity and pursues knowledge through education and the transfer of know-how.

General objectives

The mission of e-Medine primarily concerns the promotion of a full European identity. Further objectives include:

  • Fostering European identity by giving to the EU citizens the opportunity to interact and participate in building a united, democratic and world-oriented Europe. This process would be enriched through cultural diversity and social inclusion;
  • Supporting citizenship, engagement in policy-making processes and improving conditions for civic and democratic participation;
  • Developing and implementing innovative formal and non-formal online training programmes;
  • Promoting cooperation through the organisation of round tables, meetings and events to encourage public discussion and strengthen social participation;
  • Enhancing tolerance and mutual understanding between citizens respecting and promoting cultural and linguistic diversity, while contributing to intercultural dialogue;
  • Promoting mutual understanding, intercultural learning, solidarity, societal engagement and volunteering;
  • Transferring innovative ideas aiming at the sustainable development of the territory and at citizens' empowerment.

PROJECT SUMMARY

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45 Vittorio Emanuele da Bormida Street
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37 Mario Sangiorgi Street
95129 Catania (Italy)