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Urban Solutions Seminar 2 - Sharing Power with Young People


15-19 October 2013 | Athens, Greece

Bringing different stakeholders together in a dynamic seminar to explore how to involve young people in decision-making and share power with young people in the cities (participation & empowerment). Get inspired by local realities in Athens & Europe!
Theme: The first cross-sectorial seminar on social challenges in urban areas took place in May 2012, in UK. The concept of bringing together different stakeholders (local policy makers, researchers, Youth in Action officers, urban youth projects and young people) has proven to be very successful and appreciated by the participants. The second “Urban Solution Seminar” will have young people involvement in decision making and sharing and giving power to young people (empowerment of young people) in the cities, as a topic. Aim: To reflect upon how to involve young people in decision-making process in (sub)urban areas and the role of young people, youth work and other stakeholders in sharing/giving power to young people. Main Objectives: • DIALOGUE - to provide a space for young people to get in dialogue with other city stakeholders and discuss “burning” issues; • ANALYSIS - to get a better understanding of what happened in Athens and other big European cities in last few years (political context behind, institutions involved,...); • LOCAL - to get to know local reality, through some young people real stories and project visits; • INTERVENTION - to explore how the voice of young people can be heard, how can we transfer ownership to young people. (share good practices, inspire future action, recommendations,...); • ACTION - to stimulate future action and follow-up (e.g. action planning, commitment, funding possibilities,...) Programme elements: (Sub)URBAN AREAS - Similarities and differences between (sub)urban areas in Europe - Everybody’s city? Places and spaces in the city (use of public spaces, whom do they belong to, young people relation with the city…) - Young people in (sub)urban areas: issues, contributions, what do they do in the city, what kind of the city do they want? - Athens: get to know local reality EMPOWERMENT & PARTICIPATION - What are we talking about? Terminology & definitions: participation, citizenship, democracy,... - Sharing power with young people and participatory decision-making process - Political context and institutions who have the power in the city, role of young people, youth work & other stakeholders. GOOD PRACTICES - Sharing good practices & methods to intervene in the city (what has been done already, how it can be done differently, inspiration...) - Local project visits and young people's real stories - Resources for participatory projects in (sub)urban areas - Use of social media for participatory youth projects NETWORKING & ACTION - How different stakeholders can be working together better? - Different kinds of cooperation and organisation in the city (individual, group, movements, alliances…) - Where & how to find finances for youth projects in the (sub)urban areas (YiA Programme…) - Future projects Profile of participants: -Young people (+18 old) who have some experience in a participative youth project (participant, leader,…; local, regional, international) -Policy makers (or civil servants implementing policy) of cities dealing with/linked to young people (youth services, employment, urban planners,…) -Youth workers directly working with youth in disadvantaged (sub)urban areas -Teachers, educators, social workers,… working with youth in disadvantaged (sub)urban areas -Police, community officers,… from disadvantaged (sub)urban areas -Researchers working on topic of youth in urban areas and youth participation. -National Agencies' staff with experience and motivation to work on a topic Participants with a DISABILITY are warmly welcome to apply - we will do our very best to cater for special needs. Website: www.salto-youth.net/urbansolutionsseminar2/

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This Seminar is

for 40 = 20 young people + 20 stakeholders participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Young people, Researchers, NA-staff, police, teachers, educators, social workers, city officials & civil servants

Working language(s):



Hellenic NA/SALTO Inclusion (National Agency)


  • UK NA/British Council (National Agency)
  • NA Poland (National Agency)
  • SALTO Participation (SALTO Resource Centre)

Contact for questions:

Marija Kljajic


Phone: +32-22 09 07 20

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.


Hosting costs will be covered by the Greek NA. In case your are selected, the sending costs for participants will be reimbursed by the sending NAs. Please check the financial conditions with your sending National Agency.

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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