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Starting from the idea that young people are the driving force of society, able to influence decision-making processes and shape the future of their reality, from local to global level, this project aims to foster the potential of young people to be active citizens and actors of real social change in their local communities.

 

The project focuses on quality of youth work at the international level in terms of analysing and increasing capacities and possibilities of youth workers from civil society organisations and municipalities to engage young people in decision-making processes at the local level through local youth councils, and equipping young people with the skills and competences for quality participation.

We believe that local youth council is a model that can have a huge potential in reaching out to marginalised youth that has something to say and can bring different perspectives of local issues, but is usually not in involved in such structures.

 

Therefore, the project "Local Youth Councils at Local Level" focuses on establishing and improving the existing local youth councils in the participating municipalities in Italy, North Macedonia, Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine and Portugal by developing a Quality charter on participatory and inclusive local youth councils and training modules, together with a series of training and capacity-building activities that will increase the capacity of the members of local youth councils to act as multipliers in creating an inclusive and representative democratic structure for youth participation in decision-making processes corresponding to the needs of their communities.

 

Altogether, over 500 participants (youth workers, young leaders, young people, municipality officers) will be directly involved in the project activities. Due to the online dimension of part of the project actions, the project will reach far beyond the original partnership and aims to have a worldwide impact.

LOCAL YOUTH COUNCILS
AT INTERNATIONAL SCALE

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Timeline

April-August

2022

September-December 2022

January-April

2023

May-September

2023

October 2023 -

March 2024

Online Kick-off

Expert group

Literature study

Mapping of good practices &
Quality charter

Toolkit for upgrading local youth councils

Development of Massive Open Online Course

Local trainings


International training course (Portugal)

Implementation of Mooc

Job shadowing activities

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