European Week of Regions and Cities
7-10 OCTOBER 2019 Brussels

Pride of Place, the promotion of civic engagement of rural youth

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Tue 8, October 2019
11:30 - 13:00
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How do you keep young people attached to their region in a Europe that is urbanising? We will present the emotion of Pride of Place and explain how it relates to other psychological constructs such as place identity and place attachment that make up part of the emotional bonds people have with their places? We will present how education can be used to improve pride of place. The second part of the workshop will be interactive and we will explore how you can promote social/civic engagement of young people in rural areas by fulfilment of three basic human needs. #EnvironmentalPsychology

Organised by the Sapienza Univerity of Rome (IT) and the Anatta Foundation (NL).

Visit the project website: https://prideofplace.eu/

DESCRIPTION OF THE WORKSHOP:

The workshop will consist out of two main parts:

1) Introduction (25 minutes) to Pride of Place as a positive emotion that can be used to foster stronger people-place bonds. We will do this by presenting our innovative and evidence based Erasmus+ funded project for the school sector in rural areas. We will start by presenting our theoretical framework and follow with the educational curriculum we are creating to foster Pride of Place (PoP). Our curriculum is being developed for secondary schools in rural areas in Europe using the Self-Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan, 2001) and promote pupils' 21st century skills. The first part will be finalized with a brief Q&A (10 minutes)

2) The second part of the workshop will be highly interactive where we will train the participants in using the Self-Determination Theory (SDT), which is a very easy to understand and practical model they can use to promote social engagement in their regions. The SDT states that through fulfilment of the need for autonomy, relatedness and competence you can promote people's intrinsic motivation and engagement; we are here proposing to adapt it and apply it to the places the participants come from. Participants will be challenged to brainstorm in subgroups how they can use these three basic needs of the model to increase pride of place in their own setting and they will present their results in a mini-intervention. (total time 40 minutes). Finalized by a debriefing of the workshop and a final Q&A (15 minutes)

The workshop will bring insights from the field of environmental psychology into practice and will be organised by Thomas Albers (project manager of the Anatta Foundation and PhD candidate), Prof. Dr. Marino Bonaiuto, Silvia Cataldi (Ph.D)and Silvia Ariccio (Ph.D), from the Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.

Thomas Albers, Managing Director, Stichting Anatta Foundation, Netherlands.
Silvia Ariccio, Research fellow, Sapienza University of Rome (Faculty of Medicine and Psychology), Italy.
Thomas Albers, Managing Director, Stichting Anatta Foundation, Netherlands.
Silvia Ariccio, Research fellow, Sapienza University of Rome (Faculty of Medicine and Psychology), Italy.
Marino Bonaiuto, Full Professor on Social and Environmental Psychology; Director CIRPA (Centre Interuniversity Research in Environmental Psychology); President Master degree Psychology of Communication and Marketing, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
Silvia Cataldi, Lecturer of Sociology, Sapienza University of Rome (Faculty of Medicine and Psychology), Italy.
Ramazan Eren, Assistant Professor on Tourism Education, Akdeniz University, Turkey.
08WS490
Workshop
The Future of the EU and the roles of the Regions and Cities
Sapienza University of Rome, Stichting Anatta Foundation
english (en), español (es), français (fr), italiano (it)
Building SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre, Room Copper hall.
Address: Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels


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