During spring 2016 Municipal elections will take place in Lebanon. Many voters are positive to finally have a say after 6 years for the first time in who actually will run their local communities.
The Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace will target the youth – first time voters - at the areas of Jounieh and Jbeil to raise awareness on active citizenship at the local level and encourage youth to engage and participate through voting in the 2016 Spring Municipal Elections.
For the purpose of strengthening active citizenship among young adults aging between 21 and 26 years of age voting for the first time, the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace strive to:
1- Encourage and support active citizenship among 21-26-year-old youth in Jbeil, Jounieh.
2- Increase youth participation in the Spring 2016 Municipal Elections through a multiplier effect among interested youth
The project includes the following steps:
1. Forming two youth groups: One at Jounieh and one at Jbeil. Each group will be of 30 participants.
2. Town Hall meetings: organize a one-day town hall at each of the targeted areas
3. Open day event: Each of the recruited groups will organize an open day event at one of the universities at their respective areas to encourage their colleagues at the university to participate at the municipal elections.
Duration: It is a two months project from April 1, 2016 until May 30, 2016
This project is funded by the National Democratic Institute – NDI.