Report “W(e)-participate! Harnessing digital innovation for youth participation at local level”

Year of production: 2020

This report is an outcome of the study session “W(e)-participate! Harnessing digital innovation for youth participation at local level”, organised by DYPALL Network together with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe from 27th September – 3rd October 2020 in the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg. 

This report gathers and summarises the main information about the session including its objectives, participants, general programme flow, key outcomes and follow-up strategies, as well as the overall evaluation of the session. It should not only give the reader a general overview of the session developments, but also help to understand the conclusions and experiences shared during the session, as well as, to ask some important questions that remain to be answered in the future.

The report addresses a series of LEarning points related to:

  • Understanding youth e-participation 
  • Rights, Means, Space, Opportunities and Support in Digital Youth Participation 
  • Ladder of digital participation 
  • Practices of youth e-participation 
  • E-participation tools


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DYPALL Network

(Developing Youth Participation at Local Level) is a European platform of over 60 civil society organizations and local authorities from more than 30 countries, that aims to involve young people in decision-making processes at local level, and thus enable municipal and regional authorities to address the needs and interests of youth, engage young people as active actors of problem-solving and increase the level of ownership, commitment and involvement of an important part of our communities.

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Aleksandra Maldžiski

Aleksandra is a Project manager of DYPALL Network (Developing Youth Participation At Local Level), a European network of municipalities and civil society organisations. She was a Board member of OBESSU (Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions) and a member of the Working group on Participation and Youth policy mainstreaming and the Expert group on youth rights of the European Youth Forum. She has a degree in political science and journalism from the University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Gianluca Rossino

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Mateusz Hoffmann

Mateusz H. CSO professional with a focus on youth participation, entrepreneurship and digitalisation. Develops projects that involve young people in decision-making processes. Passionate about sailing, volunteering, R&D and innovation. Experienced fundraiser.