It is commonly accepted that the international economic crisis the past few years has hit the southern European countries to a greater extent, with important economic and social consequences. The victims of this reality were mostly young people, who were challenged to face social, family and personal challenges. In many cases, research for personal identity, separation from the true self, lack of purpose, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual disorientation, violence, dropping out of school or university and the increasing amount of NEETs has led to anxiety, depression and even suicide. Based on the above mentioned framework of all the above, the aim of this Transnational (Greece, Portugal and Italy) Youth Initiative “GO Alive", with duration of 2 years, is the self-empowerment of young people with fewer opportunities in Siatista, Rio Tindo and San Cesario di Lecce, using Mindfulness, Leadership, and Community Building tools of non formal education, in order for them to discover their true selves and their role in their community.
In order to achieve that, this Transnational Initiative was inspired and initiated by the young people of the three partners Greek Odysseuses, Pista Mágica and VulcanicaMente, using the structure of three main pillars, which include the following objectives of the project: