Bringing young people in Europe together, promoting the exchange of ideas and developing an understanding of other/different opinions is more important than ever.
VoxPop is a project financed by Erasmus + Programme (2020‐1‐NL01‐KA226‐VET‐083133) that is aiming to do just that. With partners in Italy, Romania, Portugal and The Netherlands it has developed a tool called MixUp.
MixUp brings young people online together so that they can exchange ideas and share experiences. It does this by matching students from different countries based on their opinions on topics that are important to them such as racism & discrimination, freedom of speech, and gender equality. The matching, however, is not an agreement on these topics but on the difference of opinion. So that they get in touch with young people that think differently.
This tool is aimed at citizenship education primarily but it can also be used in other circumstances. Development is supported by scientific research of the University of Utrecht.