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Study Visit to Youth Councils

Study Visit

3-6 June 2019 | Kristiansand, Norway

This study visit aims to learn more about youth participation and youth councils in Norway, as well as sharing good practices and networking.

This study visit is intended for youth workers, municipal workers and others who would like to learn more about youth participation in democratic processes and policy making. We will focus on participation through channels such as youth councils or youth advisory bodies. The main aim of the study visit is to learn more about youth participation and youth councils in Norway, as well as sharing good practices and networking.

Aims and objectives of the training

* Learn about youth participation

* Learn more about youth council and democratic participation of young people

* Learn concrete tools for working with young people and youth councils

* Network with others working on the same topic

* Explore potential for follow-up activities, especially within the framework of Erasmus+: Youth in Action

Profile of participants

* Youth workers, municipal workers and others who are working directly with youth councils (or similar entities), or plan on setting one up

* Participants must be comfortable with English as a working language

Youth participation in Norway

The involvement of young people in policy-making in Norway happens mostly at the level of county councils and municipalities. So far, this has only been optional and consultative. There are county councils in all 18 counties of Norway. Most municipalities have some form of youth consultation organ. In 2018, the Norwegian parliament decided on a new law for municipalities in Norway. All municipalities and counties will now be obliged to have a youth council or another organ for youth participation. The provisions of this law are now going through a consultation process.

For more information on youth participation on Norway, see Youth Wiki: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/national-policies/en/content/youthwiki/5-participation-norway

During the study visit, young participants from the youth councils and staff in municipality and county administrations in southern Norway will share their experiences of setting up and running youth councils and similar structures, how to reach out to and engage young people, share examples of different methods, share experiences on how to ensure commitment from policy makers and how to make these processes engaging and youth-friendly.

More information

Arrival on Monday before 17.00 and departure on Thursday morning.

A detailed programme and further information will be sent to selected participants.


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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, municipal workers/ youth council coordinators

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):



Erasmus+: Aktiv Ungdom (National Agency)


  • Municipality of Mandal (Others)

Contact for questions:

Lillian Solheim


Phone: +4797024097

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

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how 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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