News & Practices
Here you can read articles and blog posts in English and French on the topic of youth participation in decision-making and local democracy. You will also find calls for educational activities and events. And you can read the personal experiences and descriptions of practices that have been submitted by users. You can also submit your own practice by clicking here.
Webinar 4 – Municipal youth dialogue: Make it work, make a change!
Local municipal authorities can involve young people to influence the local decisions. Managing the two diverese sides of the dialogue is challenging, but NOT impossible. This webinar is one of the four online activities that the Democracy Reloading Partnership is organising on the basis of its online Toolkit. Each webinar is focusing on one of the 4 key competences […]
Webinar 3 – Youth’s voice in decision-making: A matter of a strategy!
Involving young people in local municipal decisions require designing efficient structures and having a widely supported strategy. Let’s look into the practice of how to do it! This webinar is one of the four online activities that the Democracy Reloading Partnership is organising on the basis of its online Toolkit. Each webinar is focusing on one of the 4 […]
Training Course – Municipalities4Democracy – Local youth policy and youth voice
How to efficiently involve young people in local municipal DECISION-MAKING and local democracy. If you want the young people in your municipality to be actively engaged and involved, you need to involve them in the decision-making and development of youth policies. Municipalities and regional public authorities should therefore commit to address the needs and interests […]
Study Visit – How are municipalities involving youth in their decision making?
15-18 October 2023 | Agder, Norway In this short study visit, you will meet local youth and municipal staff to learn about, but also share experiences how municipalities involve young people in decision-making processes. WHO Are you working in a municipality and interested in how other municipalities in Europe work to improve young people’s participation […]
Good practice, best practice, not good practice?
The Democracy Reloading Collection of practices – A new feature of the Toolkit. Learning from practice of others and sharing practices to provide different perspectives be became a very popular way to learn how to create positive and efficient social change. Engaging young people in the democratic discourse and providing them with the space and […]
Webinar 2 – The (he)art of participation 2.0
DEMOCRACY RELOADING WEBINAR The (he)art of participation 2.0 This webinar is designed for municipality officers who want to improve youth participation in municipal decision-making. The Webinar aims to support the development of relevant competences of municipality officers with the help of the online Toolkit. This webinar is one of the four online activities that the […]
Democracy Reloading Webinar – Thursday, 18th May 2023, between 15.30-17.30 CET This webinar is designed for municipality officers who want to improve youth participation in municipal decision-making. The Webinar aims to support the development of relevant competences of municipality officers with the help of the online Toolkit. This webinar is one of the four online […]
Youth 4 Democracy Training Course
Democracy Reloading organises training course for young persons who want to make a change in the local community. The purpose of the training course is to get know on how young people can have more impact on the immediate living environment and make their voice heard. What can you expect from the training? To meet […]
The new Charter on Youth and Democracy
The European Committee of the Regions and the European Youth Forum have created a Charter on Youth and Democracy, with 49 recommendations to enhance the democratic participation of young people at local, national, and European levels. The Charter was endorsed in December 2022 by the Presidents of both organisations, with the presence of representatives from […]
Steering Committee Meeting DEMO SNAC – RESULTS
The work plan discussed during the meeting foreseen several activities aimed at promoting youth participation in local democracy that will happen this year. If you are interested in participating in these activities, please follow our newsletter and social media channels to stay tuned for upcoming calls for participants that will be published very soon. Facebook […]
Steering Committee Meeting DEMO SNAC
The first meeting of the steering group took place on the 27th of March, 2023. We had a discussion on various issues, including the work plan for the year ahead. This ambitious plan presents numerous opportunities for municipalities and local organizations to work together to improve local democracy and promote the participation and decision-making of […]
Join the European Youth Capital (EYC) 2026 Focus Group
The European Youth Forum is looking for five young people who will form the EYC 2026 Focus Group. Participants’ valuable expertise will help the jury analyse the five short-listed candidate cities’ applications – Izmir, Málaga, Sarajevo, Tromsø, Vila do Conde. With the help of an expert, the focus group will dive deeper into the specific […]