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Educational programme
for local youth councils

The first stage of the project focuses on the development of the educational programme for local youth councils, which consists of several publications and training modules.

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The Educational Programme for Local Youth Councils will be created based on the analysis of the current state of the art of local youth councils, as well as on the exchange of experiences and good practices identified across different countries both inside, and outside of the project partnership.

Under this stage, we aim to:

  • develop and test training modules based on non-formal education that enable local youth councils to engage marginalized youth that is usually excluded from such participatory spaces;

  • equip local youth councils with sustainable e-participation solutions that bring added value to their work;

  • equip the youth councils with knowledge and skills to affect policy making at the local level;

  • create spaces for the exchange and sharing of practices related to youth participation in decision-making at the local level between young people from different parts of the world;

  • develop a global platform (open course) that will promote the new inclusive model of local youth councils.
     

The work starts with an analysis of the existing projects, publications and policies in partner countries. Following that, we map good practices in local youth councils across the globe and decide on what is a quality local youth council. Based on this knowledge, we develop the main tangible deliverables of the project.

Key Deliverables

QUALITY CHARTER ON PARTICIPATORY AND INCLUSIVE LOCAL YOUTH COUNCILS

TOOLKIT FOR UPGRADING LOCAL YOUTH COUNCILS

MOOC ON YOUTH PARTICIPATION AND LOCAL YOUTH COUNCILS

The charter will be a practical tool to be used by the local youth council members, youth workers or the municipality when setting up or improving the local youth council. It will provide concrete guidelines and tips for evaluating the youth council’s structure and representation in order to make it more inclusive and participatory.

Toolkit for upgrading local youth councils comprised of training modules based on non-formal education methodology for young people under (and not limited to) the following categories: youth participation, youth advocacy at local level, local youth council (structure, membership, objectives, activities, roles and responsibilities), digital transformation of local youth councils, cooperation with local authorities - decision-making process, youth policy development.

Based on the outcomes of previous tasks, the project consortium will develop a Massive Open Online Course on the quality of local youth councils, for the participants connected to the framework of local youth councils (young people who are part of the structures or want to become a part, youth workers, local decision-makers).

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