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Live Q&A with Experts on Youth Participation


9 April 2020 | Estonia

Join us online for a live Q & A about youth participation with our experts Dan Moxon and Cristina Bacalso, and find out everything you wanted to know about do-s and don’ts of Youth Participation!

Date: April 9, 2020

Time: 2:00-3:00PM CET 

Where: Event starts with FB premiere followed by a live Q&A session in Facebook page SALTO-Youth Participation & Information. Questions to experts can be posted in comments section under the Facebook live.

  • What is youth participation? What it is not?
  • How do you set up a youth participation project?
  • What are popular models of youth participation? 
  • What types of youth participation are there? 
  • What are some important things to consider when running a youth participation project?  What are some things to avoid? 

This event is aimed at people who are new to youth participation and want to get an understanding of some of the basic concepts, and those who are currently working on the topic and want to improve their participatory practices.

About the Experts:

Cristina Bacalso is an independent research consultant based in Berlin, Germany, with a specialisation in public policies and programming for adolescents and youth. She has over 12 years of experience in policy, research, and advocacy, including 5 years as the Research Coordinator for Youth Policy Labs, a global think-tank specifically focusing on youth. She has led methodology development for research projects on youth for UN agencies (ex. UNICEF, UNDP, UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth), international NGOs, European agencies, and national governments. Her research specialisations are in literature and policy reviews, consultations with youth, survey development, focus groups, and participatory research with young people. Most recently, she completed a year-long mapping and synthesis of evidence on adolescent development for UNICEF Innocenti, which will go on to inform a new global research agenda on adolescents. Cristina is a co-author of the Commonwealth's 2016 Youth Development Index; a member of the UNICEF expert group on adolescent participation; an On Think Tanks “Integral Leaders for Global Challenges Fellowship” alumni; and a member of the pool of European Youth Researchers coordinated by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth.

Dan Moxon has nearly twenty years experience in youth participation, as both a youth worker and a researcher. He has run participatory projects a local, regional, national and international level, focusing enabling young people to influence anything from transport to terrorism policy, and with young people from  wide range of different backgrounds and ages. Dan is a director of People Dialogue and Change, a consultancy specialising in youth participation and a member of the pool of European Youth Researchers coordinated by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth. 

The event is organised by SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI). More information: www.salto-youth.net/participation


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This E-learning is

for 90 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches, Youth researchers

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)

The overall purpose of SALTO PI is to develop strategic and innovative action to encourage youth participation in democratic life, including through:

- fostering the involvement of young people in democratic decision-making;
- fostering youth participation in civic and social life through volunteering or taking up a role in youth organisations;
- developing expertise on evolving trends in youth participation, including through digital means;
- developing expertise on young people's skills that enhance and underpin their effective participation, including media literacy, sense of initiative and communication;
- providing guidance to and support for all NAs on state-of-the art strategies for reaching out to a higher number of young people, increasing quality and impact of information activities as well as their inclusiveness and the sustainability and transferability of project results.

Contact for questions:

Kadri Maripuu


Phone: +3726979231


Participation fee

There is no participation fee. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the Q&A session. In case of cancellation less than 5 days before the Q&A takes place, SALTO PI might take this into account in selection of participants in future events. We request responsibility and keeping agreements.

Accommodation and food

The event takes place online and there are no related costs to accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

The webinar does not require travelling and no reimbursements are foreseen.

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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