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Boosting youth participation in decision-making at the local level 2 - Study visit to Stockholm

Study Visit

25-30 October 2021 | Stockholm, Sweden

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers to develop a deeper understanding of different realities, experiences and opportunities for youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level.

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers from Sweden, Portugal, Greece, Finland, North Macedonia, Spain, UK, Latvia, Poland, Turkey and Italy.


The project focuses on the local dimension of youth participation based on the belief that youth with its energy has the creativity and potential for change and to be a source of solutions for our society’s challenges, and that these challenges need to be addressed at the local level, starting from the grassroots, where youth work has its strongest impact and where local actors can cooperate and contribute to policy reforms at the local level but also influence national and European policy processes becoming relevant actors in setting the agendas that will affect their lives. As follow-up to the work done by DYPALL Network and its partners in "Boosting youth participation at the local level 1" Study visits in Portimão (Portugal) and Borlänge (Sweden) in 2017 and 2018, we have recognised the importance of further exploring the dimension of youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level, with a specific focus on participation of young migrants and young people with migrant background, as well as of youth from rural and geographically isolated areas, and especially to share practices that are already being implemented to adapt them to one’s own reality and reinforce existing programs.

The specific objectives of this Study visit are to:
 explore, experience and understand the specific challenges to youth participation in decision-making processe, with a specific focus on young migrants and young people with a migrant background;
 visit examples of good practice and based upon interaction with the project organisations and filter out elements to transfer to own reality;
 offer possibilities for long-term partnership building among organisations active in the field of youth participation at local level, for future projects;
 create a collection of best practices of participation of young migrants and young people with a migrant background.

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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 16 September 2021.

Date of selection: 20 September 2021

Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/9650

This Study Visit is

for 26 participants

from Finland, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth policy makers

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

DYPALL Network (Others)

DYPALL Network (Developing Youth Participation at Local Level) is a European network of over 70 civil society organizations and local authorities from more than 30 countries, that aims to involve young people in decision-making processes at local level, and thus enable municipal and regional authorities to address the needs and interests of youth, engage young people as active actors of problem-solving and increase the level of ownership, commitment and involvement of an important part of our communities. YP Lab is a resource and mobility centre within DYPALL Network with the focus on research development and capacity building in the field of local youth participation.

Co-organiser(s):

  • Folk til Folk (Others)

Contact for questions:

Aleksandra Maldžiski

E-Mail:

Phone: + 351 961 611 500

Costs

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Accommodation and food

➢ Accommodation will be provided by the organizers in shared rooms of 2 or 3 people. There is no possibility to be accommodated in a private room;


➢ Meals will be provided for the full duration of the event starting from dinner on arrival day and finishing with breakfast on departure day.

Travel reimbursement

Flight tickets shall be bought only after confirmation from the organizers. Travel & COVID test expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum per country/per participant (including all travel costs from the participants' home to the venue in Stockholm and COVID tests if required):


North Macedonia, Poland, Latvia, UK – 275 €
Italy, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Greece – 360 €
Finland – 180 €
Sweden – 0 €

Reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after the Study visit upon the receipt of all tickets and invoices (approximately in one month).

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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