The project “eMulsion – energy of young people in the local community” has started.
On Tuesday the 18 of January, the initial meeting of the project “eMulsion” – energy of young people in the local community funded by the Central State Office for Demography and Youth was held.
The goal of the project, which started on the first day of the new year, is to strengthen the capacity of young people to take on the role of active stakeholders in the community, and young people in this project come from the islands and hinterlands, i.e. from Murter and Promina.
The project activities will also meet two specific goals: capacity building of Šibenik-Knin County youth for social entrepreneurship as well as youth voluntarism and revitalization of tradition and heritage by connecting young people and the elderly population.
We chose this project name because of the term “emulsifier”. In chemistry, an emulsifier is an agent that allows incompatible liquids to merge. Likewise, young people in our project will become emulsifiers who, under the mentorship of civil society organizations, will strongly connect what has not been “connected” – young people and the elderly population, young people from rural areas – islands and hinterland of Dalmatia.
The holder of this project is Association Argonauta (the Protection of Nature and the Environment and the Promotion of Sustainable Development) with the partnership of the Municipality of Murter-Kornati, the Municipality of Promina and the Matica Hrvatska branch in Murter. Other association will also contribute to this project, such as Ecological Association Krka Knin, KUD Promina, and the Parish Choir Murter.
All of them will conduct activities such as weekend seminars in Promina and Murter, which will be attended by young people aged 15 to 20 from both municipalities to informally, among other things, acquire knowledge about the preparation and implementation of their own projects. Also, young people will learn about their tradition and heritage from older neighbors by learning to dance the Murter wheel and sing Murter’s tunes; conversely, young people will teach them digital literacy, the use of social networks and other useful digital tools.
The value of this project lies in the fact that we will connect young people from the hinterland and the island, in preserving traditions and heritage; furthermore, this project will be an opportunity for young people in rural municipalities to acquire knowledge and skills in an alternative way.
And that is why we are very much looking forward to its implementation!