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How are municipalities involving youth in their decision making?

Study Visit

15-18 October 2023 | Agder, Norway

In this short study visit you will meet local youth and municipal staff to learn about, but also share experiences how municipalities involve young people in decision making processes.


Are you working in a municipality and interested in how other municipalities in Europe work to improve young people's participation in decision making processes? Then this activity might be for you!


A 2,5 day visit in the southernmost region in Norway where you will meet representatives from different municipalities in the region, and learn more about what they are doing, what they are achieving and what the challenges are when it comes to including young people in decision making. You as participants will also share your own experiences and explore and reflect together on the different practises.


The Study Visit starts in Kristiansand (South of Norway). Arrivals expected before 17h on the 15th of October, departures from Kristiansand airport after midday on the 18th of October.


The aim of this study visit is to raise awareness about what youth participation means, what are the benefits, and the continous job it takes for a municipality to include young people in decision making processes. 

The concrete objectives are:

  • to learn about how youth participation is understood and implemented in different municipalities in the same Norwegian context
  • to share and reflect about your own practises
  • to get more familiar with the Reference Framework of Competences for Engaging Young People in Municipal Decision Making*, and how your municipality can work with it

*This activity is organised as part of a longterm European cooperation project called Democracy Reloading. One of the concrete outcomes of the project so far, is this competence framework. It is based on research and feedback from researchers, youth workers, municipal staff, young people and other professionals.

You can read more about Democracy Reloading on this webpage: democracy-reloading.eu. It also has an interesting Toolkit you can explore.


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Study Visit is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Municipal staff working to include young people in decision making

Working language(s):



Erasmus+ ungdom (National Agency)


  • Democracy Reloading (Others)

Contact for questions:

Gry Nesse


Phone: N/A

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Participation fee

No participation fee

Accommodation and food

No costs

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or SALTO in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. 

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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