Working on potential and self-esteem to support active and responsible citizenship

Wednesday 25 November 2020

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2020 has been a unique year for everybody, especially for young people.  Thousands of girls and boys have had to adapt to the great changes that have affected their lives and which have represented a source of considerable stress. However, 2021 is just around the corner, along with many opportunities and the desire to start over, beginning from themselves.

In this context, the partnership of the Paclife project aims to respond to a number of important questions that concern young people, especially the most disadvantaged ones. The most important of them is probably the following: what are the resources that a young person has and which of these can promote their positive development?

In order to meet the need to make young people more aware of their potentialities and to increase their self-esteem so as to become active and responsible citizens, Paclife has prepared a Program of Physical and Cultural Activities based on the development of the five basic skills (5 Cs) identified within the framework of the Positive Youth Development (PYD), namely “competence, confidence, connection, character, & caring“. The development of such skills forms the basis of the training programme which will be tested in 2021 with youth workers and which will take place in the United Kingdom.

The course aims to provide youth workers with a training to help young people to become aware of their individual resources in order to lead a happy life and rich in opportunities. At the end of their training, the girls and boys who will have participated in the training will be involved in voluntary activities in order to optimize the content learned and put it into practice with other young people.

The programme will soon be available in all the languages of the partnership and you can download it from the project website.

About the project

PAClife – Physical and Cultural Activity for Lifeskills Development is a project cofunded by Eramsus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership for youth, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices.


For further information

Read more about the project.


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