Study visit:  Boosting youth participation in decision-making at the local level 2

Location: Granada, Spain

Dates:  1-6 March 2020

Number of participants: 26

Participating countries: Finland, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Apply here: application form

Organizer: DYPALL Network

Deadline to apply: 11 February 2020

Date of Selection: 12 February 2020

Inquiries about this training course: aleksandra.maldziski@dypall.com

Costs:

 

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Accommodation and food

➢ Accommodation will be provided by the organizers in shared rooms of 2 or 3 people. There is no possibility to be accommodated in a private room;

➢ Meals will be provided for the full duration of the event starting from dinner on arrival day and finishing with breakfast on departure day.

Travel reimbursement

➢ Flight tickets shall be bought only after confirmation from the organizers. Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum per country/per participant (including all travel costs from the participants’ home to the venue in Granada):

Spain – 0 €
Portugal – 180€
Italy – 275 €
United Kingdom – 275€
Poland– 360 €
Turkey– 360 €
Sweden– 360 €
Greece– 360 €
North Macedonia – 360 €
Latvia- 530€
Finland – 530€;

➢ Reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after the Study visit upon the receipt of all tickets and invoices (approximately in one month).

Boosting youth participation in decision-making at the local level 2

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This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers from Sweden, Portugal, Greece, Finland, North Macedonia, Spain, UK, Latvia, Poland, Turkey and Italy.

The project focuses on the local dimension of youth participation based on the belief that youth with its energy has the creativity and potential for change and to be a source of solutions for our society’s challenges, and that these challenges need to be addressed at the local level, starting from the grassroots, where youth work has its strongest impact and where local actors can cooperate and contribute to policy reforms at the local level but also influence national and European policy processes becoming relevant actors in setting the agendas that will affect their lives.

As follow-up to the work done by DYPALL Network and its partners in “Boosting youth participation at the local level 1” Study visits in Portimão (Portugal) and Borlänge (Sweden) in 2017 and 2018, we have recognised the importance of further exploring the dimension of youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level, with a specific focus on participation of young migrants and young people with migrant background, as well as of youth from rural and geographically isolated areas, and especially to share practices that are already being implemented to adapt them to one’s own reality and reinforce existing programs.

“Boosting youth participation at local level 2” will include two Study visit, to Granada (Spain) and Stockholm (Sweden). This Call for participants is only for participating in the Study visit in Spain. There will be a separate Call published for the Study visit in Sweden.

The specific objectives of this Study visit are to:
 explore, experience and understand the specific challenges to youth participation in decision-making processes in low-density and geographically remote areas;
 visit examples of good practice and based upon interaction with the project organisations and filter out elements to transfer to own reality;
 offer possibilities for long-term partnership building among organisations active in the field of youth participation at local level, for future projects;
 create a collection of best practices of youth participation in geographically isolated/low-density areas.