Cerv točka


EURegionWeek side event: YOUTH PARTICIPATION – How to foster youth participation

Youth participation is key to the democratic and inclusive development of local communities. Join us on 25th October at 10.00 CET to learn how to foster youth participation in practice.

The event “YOUTH PARTICIPATION – How to foster youth participation in local communities?” will highlight the importance of youth participation for the development of local communities, showing approaches and funding opportunities available. It is a follow-up event of the “Getting more children and young people participating in the workings of democracy: success stories” event, organized by DG JUSTICE and EACEA during the EU Week of Regions and Cities.


10.00 – 10.10 Introduction

10.10 – 10. 40 Youth participation, why should we care?

Round table with showcases (City council of Altea, Spain – project VOLUNTEU: Volunteering citizens as a response to social COVID19 crisis; JINT, Belgium – Europe goes local; Municipality of Idrija, Slovenia – project Governance and Youth in the Alps).

10.40 – 11. 20 How can we work together? Approaches and funding opportunities to foster youth participation on a local level.

We will work together to find new ideas, synergies between existing local initiatives, ways of funding new ideas, and ways to capitalize results of past work.

11.20 – 11.30 Final findings

The debate will be moderated by CERV točka, Slovenian national contact point of programme CERV.

For additional information please write to cerv-tocka@pina.si