The Webinars will support municipality staff in designing, developing and implementing youth participation in decision making and improving local democracy through the use of the Democracy Reloading online Toolkit.
The involvement of young people in developing youth policies and in decision making is fundamental to increase their sense of belonging and active citizenship in their communities. This calls municipalities and public authorities to address the needs and interests of youth, to engage youth as actors of the solutions for their problems, to increase the level of their ownership of and responsibility for their own community and thus to improve local participation and develop the quality of local democracy. We believe that young people if adequately informed, trained, empowered and engaged they will be the best actors of change and promoters of European values: democracy, rule of law and equality.
Democracy Relaoding is a partnership of Erasmus+ Youth national agencies since 2015 that was established as strategic approach of working with local and regional public authorities in planning, developing, maintaining and reforming democratic youth participation structures for dialogue, co-decision and co-management. Based on the lessons learned during the activities of last 5 years a reference model designed out of the competences required for municipalities for engaging youth in decision-making and an online Toolkit as developed to support the development of these competences. This Toolkit is the basis of a long term strategic development plan to address municipalities through the Erasmus + Youth program. It is designed to help youth policy related municipality staff to become empowered, competent and ready to engage young people into decision making and thus improving active citizenship and democracy in local communities.
You can access the Toolkit here from the 1st March 2021: www.democracy-reloading.eu
Four Webinars will be organised to present the Democracy Reloading Toolkit between March and June 2021:
- 18th March, 15.30-17.00 CET
- 27th April, 15.30-17.00 CET
- 25th May, 15.30-17.00 CET
- 17th June, 15.30-17.00 CET
In the registration form you can select the date the suits you best.
The Webinars aim to support the development of their competences through using the online Toolkit. Each Webinar will have the following program:
- Introduction to the Democracy Reloading Partnerrship
- Presenting the online Toolkit
- How to develop (individual and collective) competences with the help of the Toolkit
- Further learning opportunities
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
The Webindars are designed for municipality officers and youth workers working in close cooperation with municipalities who want to improve their youth policies, structures and projects engaging young people in municipal decision making.
Deadline: April 21, 2021
Program Starts: April 27, 2021
Program Ends: June 17, 2021
Cost/funding for participants:
- There is no partiicpation fee.
Accommodation and food
- Online activity.
- Online activity. No travel needed.