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About SALTO Participation

Active Participation of young people in democratic life is a priority of the European Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme.  

In SALTO-YOUTH Participation RC, we subscribe to the following definition of youth participation:

"a process where young people, as active citizens, take part in, express views on, and have decision-making power about issues that affect them." (Farthing, 2012)

Youth participation is not merely a nice thing to do - it is a fundamental right of young people. Its principles are enshrined in international treaties of the United Nations, laws, policy documents and resolutions of the European Union and its member states.

SALTO-YOUTH Participation Resource Centre supports the capacity building of young people, youth workers,  National Agencies of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme, the European Commission and other stakeholders in involving young people in decision-making processes.

We do this through organising training programs and design labs; collating information and providing analyses on youth participation; offering new and smart tools and solutions and relevant resources that support the participation and genuine involvement of young people.

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