The EmpoweringYou project tackles the social and political alienation and withdrawal faced by many young Europeans. This has been reflected in the low rates of participation in political, civic and social life which can lead to marginalisation and social exclusion. This form of marginalisation is primarily expressed as electoral abstinence and a limited interest in civic and social actions, but in extreme cases, through radicalisation and violence, undermining contemporary ideas of democracy and peace. The project targets young adults aged 13-30 who are at risk of social exclusion including NEETs (those not in education, employment or training), those not engaged in electoral processes, and those that as a result of social exclusion may have become involved in criminal activities. The project offers education programs on common European democratic values and an opportunity for collaboration, communication and networking among young EU adults, who may face the same challenges.