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Youth Takes the Floor: a training course on how to increase youth participation in decision-making

Training Course

20-26 March 2022 | Braga, Portugal

The training course is an opportunity for youth leaders, youth workers and municipality officers from all Council of Europe member states to develop competencies to empower youth participation in decision-making processes.

During the training, the participants will be able to develop competencies to create and empower youth participation structures and instruments that enable young people to take an active part in decision-making processes at the local level.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore effective standards, models and structures for youth participation and develop a deeper understanding of the different realities, experiences and opportunities of the role of young people in the development and sustainability of our democracies. This way they will gain skills and knowledge to support young people in becoming competent and engaged citizens and that allow them to take an active role in decision-making processes that will influence their future.

The specific objectives of this Training are to:

  • identify and present different instruments and structures of and for youth participation in decision-making processes;
  • develop competencies of participants in implementing and creating such instruments and structures at the local level as youth policies, youth action plans, local youth councils and co-management;
  • create a connection and common understanding between the key stakeholders responsible for the field of youth at the local level;
  • capacitate youth leaders, youth workers and representatives of local authorities to implement digital solutions into their local realities;
  • create a local action plan developed by the participants that consist of representatives of local authorities and civil society organizations, to be implemented at their local level after the end of the training.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 23 participants

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

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth policy makers

Working language(s):



DYPALL Network (Others)

Contact for questions:

Sara Bottesin


Phone: +393473854383


Participation fee

50€ for participants from EU countries, 25€ for participants from non-EU countries

Accommodation and food

➢Accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizers. Please note that the accommodation will be provided in shared rooms

Travel reimbursement

➢Flight tickets shall be bought only after confirmation from the organizers. Organizers will reimburse 70% of travel cost of max of 400€ (including all travel costs from the participant’s home to the venue and, if needed, COVID tests)

- example: if the travel costs are 400€ the organizers will reimburse 280€; if the travel costs are 240€ the organizers will reimburse 168€;

- Visa costs: organizers will reimburse 70% of visa cost of max of 100€

-  example: if the visa costs are 100€ the organizers will reimburse 70€; if the visa costs are 60€, the organizers will reimburse 42€.

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