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The Carta20 project was conceived so as to contribute to the celebration of the 20 years from the Proclamation of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and seeks to increase its visibility and Citizens’ awareness. The partner countries involved are Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Romania and Greece.
Carta20 aims at informing citizens-especially young people-about the content, importance and development of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and thus, to raise awareness in order to make the Charter a reality for European citizens. The participants will be engaged in preparatory activities in a local level, advertising actions via media, a number of public events and the creation of local working groups in all partner countries. Split in subgroups the participants will work on the six Titles of the Charter i.e. Dignity, Freedoms, Equality, Solidarity, Citizens’ Rights, Justice, in order to produce a number of educational materials, such as essays, testimonials, presentations, media files, as well as a performance about the historical route of the human rights and the EU Charter based on the documentary theatre technique. The materials will be published in an e-book, while the performance will be recorded and subtitled in all partner languages. All the educational outputs and the recorded performance will be the diffusion material that will be presented in all partners’ local communities through public interactive events. Yet, given the importance of dissemination, the products will be also available on the Web. More than 300 persons will actively participate in the foreseen activities so as to acquire an important ability; the knowledge of their fundamental rights, as recorded in the EU Charter. Moreover, the Carta20 project aspires to develop a high sense of citizenship for the participants, cultivate feelings of understanding, tolerance and acceptance of the different and raise the public’s consciousness in order for the citizens to feel more secure and ready to assert their rights, as stated in EU Charter.
The kick-off meeting was successfully realized on 06/02/2021 as a teleconference due to Force Majeure (mobility restrictions/Covid-19 pandemic).
The partners received information on different aspects of the project, exchanged ideas and set the project’s Workplan. However, they agreed to be prepared for any alterations that may be needed due to mobility restrictions against Covid-19 pandemic.