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Open call – Study Session “Youth e-participation matters”

The Study Session “Youth e-participation matters – Transferring local youth participation in decision-making processes to the digital sphere” aims to highlight the importance of youth e-participation and to equip participants with practical knowledge on the applicability, transferability and implementation of different digital solutions for youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level.

Specific objectives of the study session are:

  • to discuss and compare the essential issues of youth participation and e-participation such as: access, impact, opportunities and threats
  • to introduce examples of digital tools for e-participation and reflect on how to make them more youth-friendly and applicable to local realities
  • collect the values and principles of youth e-participation referring to existing models and principles of youth participation
  • to vision effective strategies for implementation of youth e-participation process in decision-making at the local level
  • to share the practices and experiences of participants in regard to e-participation

When: 10th-16th October 2021 (including travel days)

Where: European Youth Centre – Strasbourg, France

Deadline for applying: 15th August 2021 by 12:00 (midday) CET

Eligibility:

  • Youth workers and educators working in the field of youth participation;
  • Youth leaders and young people with interest in youth participation, Young representatives of local youth councils and similar participation structures;
  • Young developers of e-participation solutions;
  • Local authority representatives with responsibilities in youth issues.

Moreover, the participants must:

  • be able to work in English;
  • according to the rules of the Council of Europe, participants should be aged between 18 and 30 years old (exceptional cases can be accepted, when justified);
  • be willing to contribute with their experience to the Study Session;
  • be residents of Council of Europe member state countries; some exceptions are possible depending on the participants’ application form.
  • be able to attend the whole duration of the Study Session;
  • be able to join a Discord group of the Study Session before the activity;
  • be able to bring their own computer for the e-tools workshops (although exceptions are possible).

The Study Session is organised by DYPALL Network in cooperation with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe.