The current political scene indicates that young people are not interested in cooperating and participating to the community’s social life: nevertheless, the disaffection towards politics is only one mere side of the general outline of the issue. Apart from political engagement, e-Medine aims at educating and training young people to become critical citizens, developing a positive attitude and increasing their participation to activities such as volunteering, intercultural exchanges and awareness campains.
Active citizenship refers to people getting involved in their local communities and democracies at all levels. It can be as small as a campaign to clean up your street or as big as educating young people about democratic values, skills and political engagement. In essence, active citizenship is one of the most important step towards healthy societies.
e-Medine supports democratic cooperation based on the acceptance of universal human rights and the role of law. The Observatory values diversity and pursues knowledge through education and transfer of know-how. Ultimately, e-Medine attaches great significance to the key act of social inclusion.
The mission of Observatory e-Medine primarily concerns the promotion of active citizenship. Further objectives include: