The aim of the workshops is to promote awareness among young people in the everyday social context youth participation and engagement needs and existing problems, and by inclusion of experts to create educational tools to empower young people to become leaders in their own communities and protect youth interests in different fields. To promote the discussion about importance of youth advocacy, which will help us to find constructive solutions. To provide constructive knowledge and skills on youth work, youth engagement and participation to ensure youth interests and promote active participation, social cohesion and collaboration betwen all stakeholders.
Each partner is conducting 1-3 local workshops for a group of young people up to 20 people, taking into account the needs and safety of the participants and sensitivity of the discussion. Workshop is providing a basic overview of the theme and not necessary follows proposed workshop agenda and selected methods and tools. Each event is planned in according with needs of the target group.
An example of agenda workshop
11.00 – 11.10 Introduction and welcome words
11.10 – 11.30 Youth advocacy in my country
11.30 – 11.50 Empowering youth to become leaders of today
11.50 – 12.00 Questions and discussion
12.00 – 12.40 Presentations of best practices
12.40 – 13.00 Discussions in working groups: Youth participation, Youth in decision making and Youth leadership in NGOs
13.00 – 13.40 Light lunch
13.40 – 14.40 Discussions in working groups/case analysis:
– Youth’s role in advancing equal partnership with Local Govenment (for example in Göteborg city)
– Youth participation in politics and decision making (Youth participation in distribution of CSOs funding and decision making commission)
– Youth’s interests in education, employment and culture fields (initiation of law change, providing feed back an law / documents).
14:40 – 15:00 Presentation of the results of working groups
15:00 – 15:30 Educational film, participants’ feedback and summary.