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Study Visit | Boosting Youth Participation at Local Level

Study Visit

13-18 November 2017 | Portugal

A 4-day study visit for 26 youth leaders, youth workers and youth municipality officers to explore practices of youth participation in geographically isolated areas.
This study visit is mostly targeting youth leaders, youth workers and youth municipality officers. Moreover, the participants must: • Be able to work in English; • Be willing to contribute with their experience to the visit; • Be coming from Sweden, Portugal, Turkey, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Netherlands, Malta, Italy – no other counties can be accepted at this stage. The central learning objective of this visit to Portimão is to better enable the participants to set up projects, programmes and long-term strategies and approaches, in order to increase youth participation in rural areas and on long term strategies and approaches. The specific objectives of this study visit are: • To explore, experience and understand the specific challenges to youth participation in geographically remote areas. • To visit examples of good practices and based upon interaction with the project organisations, filter out elements to transfer to each participant’s own reality • To think of innovative ways of youth participation in remote areas (new technologies, long-distance tools, etc.). • To offer possibilities for long term partnership building for future projects, among organisations active in the field of youth participation. This visit will thus create a learning space to focus on: (i) increasing young people participation in the decision-making processes, and thus their ownership of the local realities; as well as (ii) on measures to apply during the implementation of selected projects to offer more opportunities to geographically isolated youth, to support young families and young people to either stay or return to the countryside and gain their livelihoods through local employment and entrepreneurship, user-driven and self-organized initiatives.

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Study Visit is

for 26 participants

from Hungary, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Türkiye

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers

Working language(s):



DYPALL Network (Youth NGO)


DYPALL (Developing Youth Participation at Local Level) is a European network of over 30 municipalities and civil society organisations from more than 20 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.

Contact for questions:

Helena Esteves


Phone: +351920216820


- Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed according to the Erasmus + Key Action 1 rules. [Flight tickets shall be bought only after agreement and confirmation with the organizers.] * From Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Italy and Malta - max. amount of 360€ per participant * From Sweden and Turkey - max. amount of 530€ per participant * From the Netherlands - max. amount of 275€ per participant - Accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizers. Any particular need should be communicated at the moment of registration. - Reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after the training.

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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