15-18 October 2023 | Agder, Norway
Are you working in a municipality and interested in how other municipalities in Europe work to improve young people’s participation in decision-making processes? Then this activity might be for you!
A 2 and half-day visit to the southernmost region in Norway, where you will meet representatives from different municipalities in the region, and learn more about what they are doing, what they are achieving and what the challenges are when it comes to including young people in decision making. You as participants will also share your own experiences and explore and reflect together on the different practices.
WHERE AND WHEN
The Study Visit starts in Kristiansand (South of Norway). Arrivals expected before 17h on the 15th of October, departures from Kristiansand airport after midday on the 18th of October.
The aim of this study visit is to raise awareness about what youth participation means, what the benefits are, and the continuous job it takes for a municipality to include young people in decision-making processes.
The concrete objectives are:
- to learn about how youth participation is understood and implemented in different municipalities in the same Norwegian context
- to share and reflect about your own practices
- to get more familiar with the Reference Framework of Competences for Engaging Young People in Municipal Decision Making*, and how your municipality can work with it
*This activity is organised as part of a long-term European cooperation project called Democracy Reloading. One of the concrete outcomes of the project so far is this competence framework. It is based on research and feedback from researchers, youth workers, municipal staff, young people and other professionals.
You can read more about Democracy Reloading on this webpage: democracy-reloading.eu. It also has an interesting Toolkit you can explore.
Application deadline (24h UTC): 3rd September 2023