The idea for this project arose during several years of cooperation between the participating organizations. The years 2020 – 2021 were years when almost all the countries of the world, especially the countries of Europe, faced an emergency and had to make every effort to protect the health of their citizens and stop the spread of coronavirus infection in the world. When all countries are in a similarly difficult situation, it is very important to obtain information from reliable sources in order to learn from the positive experiences of other countries with the behavior in emergencies. Young people are the driving force of any country, capable of influencing local government and determining the direction of their society’s development. Therefore, it is extremely important to promote international youth cooperation so that we can learn news from primary sources and trust this information. To this end, it is necessary to develop the program of sister cities, cities that have established lasting friendly relations for mutual knowledge of life, history and culture, which is also one of the objectives of Erasmus+.
According to the “Edelman Trust Barometer 2021”, which covers 27 countries, we have the following data for trust in the media and the results showed that in Italy – 50%, in Germany – 52%, in Turkey – 39%, Spain – 42%, Macedonia – 45% do not trust the media. From the above data, it appears that a large percentage of the population of these countries does not trust the information provided by the various media sources. Given the fact that despite the improved relations between EU countries, questions from the past still arise on the subject of war, it is important to ensure harmonization of relations between young people to avoid misunderstandings. In this case, it is important for young people to have personal contacts with representatives of youth communities in other countries in order to be aware of the situation in the world and to ensure that there are no misunderstandings between the citizens of these countries.