YouthMetre – a tool for forward looking youth participation – is a project that has as main objective to encourage young people in participate more actively in European policies and the same time to support public authorities in designing and implementing effective youth policies and initiatives.
In Berlin, the 28th and 29th of January was held the Kick-off Meeting, during which YouthMetre partners gave start to the project activities. The European partnership consists of five no-profit organizations and one university: European Association of geographers EUROGEO (coordinator), European Youth Press – Network of young media makers, ALDA – the European Association for Local Democracy, ARS for Progress of People, CESIE and University of Zaragoza UNIZAR.
Financed by the Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 3 – Support for policy reform YouthMetre addresses the Priority 7: “Using e-participation as an instrument to foster young people’s empowerment and active participation in democratic life”.
Nowadays it is acknowledged the growing detachment of young people from politics and their difficulties in self-assessment their needs and in translate them into proposals and projects. At the same time, public authorities at national, regional and local level show difficulties in developing initiatives that interpret at best the perceived needs of young people.
Through YouthMetre training activities, that will involve several study groups across Europe, young people will gain awareness of their needs, they will know more about the EU Youth Strategy and acquire the tools to deal with the decision-makers and to influence policy making. CESIE is responsible for the design and test of the training modules on EU Youth Strategy, Open Method of Coordination, study cases of good practices and examples of use of YouthMetre web application.
YouthMetre will be soon a web application that allows the visualization of Member States, regions, local administration performances and achievement in the eight areas of the EU Youth Strategy.
A collection of good practices will be used as a reference for public authorities and as a source of inspiration to guide future initiatives.
For further information on the project, please contact Caterina Impastato: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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