The General Objective of the PROSOA RURAL project is “Fostering the promotion of social and civic competences in educational centres in rural areas to encourage in young people an entrepreneurial spirit focused on the generation of local development initiatives that cover the needs of the environment where they live, preserving and promoting Cultural Heritage and Traditions.”
To contribute to the General Objective, the activities of the project are aimed at achieving the following expected results:
Raise social awareness among young people in rural areas
Improve skills of young people to become more participative and active citizens.
Promote social entrepreneurship among young people in rural areas.
Create a greater commitment and awareness about the necessity of conserving the Cultural Heritage and the Traditions.
On the one hand, the promotion of active participation in society among youth, will help to foster the roots among young people and try to stop the loss of population caused by the flight of young people from rural areas, (with the risk that this entails for the disappearance of villages and therefore of their cultural heritage). And on the other hand, the impulse of social entrepreneurship contributes to the implementation of local development initiatives linked to the cultural heritage and the environment where they live, becoming even possible entrepreneurial initiatives that end up in a business, which would encourage settlement in the rural areas, and therefore, the maintenance of the villages and their traditional customs.
PROSOA RURAL project places special emphasis on transmitting to young people the necessity to know the environment in which you live, take care of it and keep alive the culture that our grandparents transmitted to us. For this, the PROSOA RURAL project aims to develop materials that support educators in rural training centres so that they can transmit these values to young people. These materials will be based on a methodology focused on the promotion of active participation and social entrepreneurship linked to the conservation of Cultural Heritage and Traditions at local, regional, national and European level.