Training Course for municipality staff

Democracy Reloading: Training Module B

13-17 September 2021 | Budapest, Hungary

The training course will support municipality staff in desigining, developing and implementing youth participation in decision making and improving local democracy through the use of the Democracy Reloading online Toolkit. Democracy Relaoding is a Strategic Partnership of Erasmus+ Youth national agencies that is developing since 2015 withe the aim to adress 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 was created to support the development of these competences.

The Toolkit is available here: 

This training course is designed especially for municipality officers (and their partners) who want to improve their youth policies, structures and programs engaging young people in municipal decision making.  The activity will support partcipants to develop their related competences (based on the online Toolkit) and help in using Erasmus + funding for this pupruse. Objectives:

  • to share experience of the participants regarding local youth participation in decision-making,
  • to understand the content and the functions of the online Toolkit, and the prepare the participants for further independent use,
  • to understand the potentials of Erasmus+ Youth key actions, Democracy Relaoding and Europe Goes Local tools in further developing youth participation in decision-making,
  • to identify ways and ideas to further develop the local scene of youth participation in decision-making,

The organisers,Tempus Public Foundation Erasmus+ Youth (Hungary) and Bureau International Jeunesse (Belgium) and are looking for participants with the following profile:

  • Municipality staff (or their intermediators) who are planning (in the near future) or now implementing youth participation in municipal decision-making,
  • Who can participate in English language fluently in the training course (both spoken and written),
  • Priority will be given to those who have experience in implementing Eramus + projects with the topic of youth participation

You can apply here until the 31st May 2021.