Many young Europeans feel that the European Union (EU) is very far away of their lives. This remoteness causes disengagement from the EU, mistrust in their institutions and a perception that their views and talents are not taken into account. "Why to believe in the European Union” born to tackle this situation.

The aims of the project are to:

  • bring closer the EU and their institutions to the young citizens.
  • develop their European citizenship and civic competences.
  • promote among them the European values and their sense of belonging to the EU.
  • provide them information regarding European programmes and opportunities.

In order to achieve this, the project will develop a youth exchange with young people from Italy and Spain. During the exchange, the participants will develop their Europe citizenship through the following civic competences: political knowledge, political attention, political participation, political efficacy, and political tolerance.

Furthermore, the participants will learn about the following EU institutions: European Commission, European Parliament, Court of Justice of the EU, European Ombudsman, European Central Bank and the Economic and Social Committee. And the following programmes: Youth Guarantee, European Voluntary Service, European Voluntary Corps, Erasmus+, Creative Europe and EURES.

"Why to believe in the European Union" (2016-2-ES02-KA105-008069) is a project organised by Biderbost, Boscan & Rochin (BB&R), in collaboration with HRYO, and funded with support from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.


  • University of Salamanca
  • Patio de Escuelas, 1
  • 37008 Salamanca, Spain
  • Phone: +34 923 294 500 ext. 1921
  • Email: dpto.es@usal.es


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