Result 3:Identity Maps
The third significant result of our project revolves around the creation of Identity Maps, a dynamic initiative aimed at involving young individuals in our partner rural areas. These maps serve multiple purposes, primarily to promote youth engagement, entrepreneurship, and digital skills. By actively engaging in the creation of these maps, young people have the opportunity to foster their creativity and share their ideas, contributing to the dissemination of project activities and other work packages.
Furthermore, these Identity Maps play a pivotal role in raising awareness among project participants about the potential, culture, and shared identity of their respective regions. They are a means to combat depopulation by generating a sense of shared commitment among rural communities, particularly among the youth. These maps also serve as interactive and visual materials that highlight the cultural heritage and environmental value of each participating region, thereby attracting new opportunities for youth and promoting sustainable development.
In addition, they create a participatory process that recognizes the efforts of young change-makers within their local communities, ultimately enhancing their image as active contributors. Moreover, these maps facilitate interaction between youth and other community members, fostering cooperation and knowledge sharing.
Ultimately, this project result aims to promote the unity, diversity, and cultural richness of European rural areas and empower young individuals with skills and opportunities to drive positive changes in their communities and address global challenges like climate change. Through this, we hope to forge a common identity within each rural area and stimulate their cooperative development.
These Identity Maps, along with other project outcomes, will be instrumental in supporting the retention of youth in their regions and nurturing their professional and personal potential. Moreover, they will contribute to the growth of local communities and establish a shared European identity, bridging regional differences and promoting intercultural understanding.