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.
Council of Europe: Reykjavik Declaration refers to democratic youth participation in decision-making
Heads of State and Government gathered in Reykjavík on 16 and 17 May 2023 to stand united against Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and to give further priority and direction to the Council of Europe’s work, and they concluded their visions in the Reykjavik Declaration that includes also a very clear and specific note […]
The Impact of Democracy Reloading
Democracy Reloading is bringing together people from across Europe to improve youth participation in municipalities and help young people to have a voice at local level. But what difference is it currently making? To help us understand that we have commissioned Ondřej Bárta and Dan Moxon from People Dialogue and Change to undertake a study on the impact of Democracy Reloading. The study is now in its third year – and has a range of results so far
Democracy is reloading in 2024
You can read here the plans of the partnership for 2024. The Democracy Reloading Partnership is involving the Erasmus+ national agencies of the following countries in 2024: Belgium (French and Dutch speaking communities), France, Italy, Portugal, Norway, the Netherlands, Hungary, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Bulgaria, and started consultations with relevant youth services in Armenia and Switzerland. It means that these countries can send participants to the Democracy Reloading activities. Next year we will offer several learning and sharing opportunities for municipal youth policy officers and youth participation experts.
ChangeTracker – Assessment tool
Change Tracker_Final This self-assessment tool aims at identifying successful engagement with decision making within youth political participation activities.
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 […]