“Take Part / Bring Change” is a youth exchange program that explores modern ways of civic engagement in European cities with a particular focus on tools of community action.
The program focuses on the grassroots activism in the urban context that responds to the global political challenges as well as to the local practical concerns. The grassroots under scrutiny employ various methods to participate in the decision-making processes in the cities such as art, education, inclusive planning and placemaking but all of them are united by one common idea of the possibility to change the environment by small-scale efforts.
The program included the study visits in Berlin, Frankfurt (Oder), Kyiv, and Chervonograd where participants had a chance to look at the successful cases of bottom-up urban initiatives.
The program took place in June–July 2017.
The project is realized by Cultural Geographies NGO (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Citizens of Europe e.V. (Berlin, Germany). The project is implemented within “MEET UP! German-Ukrainian Youth Encounters” program with the support of the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ) and Jugend für Europa – German National Agency of Erasmus+ Youth in Action.