What is DYPALL Network?
DYPALL (Developing Youth Participation at Local Level) is a European Network of municipalities and civil society organisations whose aim is to involve young people in decision-making processes at local and regional level, as well as to build youth workers and municipality officers’ competences to better engage with young people.
How does DYPALL develops youth participation in decision-making?
The aim of our work is to support professional development and capacity building of local youth officers to better work with young people. This is carried out within the network by building capacities of our members and fostering exchange of good practices and learning from each other.
What does DYPALL do in practice?
DYPALL organises various activities, such as:
- Annual conference involving partner organisations
- Study Visits to explore local practices
- Training courses on the topic of participation of young people, in general, and specific themes (e.g. development of local youth councils, or participation of migrant youth, etc.)
- Research / collection of best practices
How does one become partner of DYPALL?
Current partners are engaged in different ways, some are members of the Steering Committee (the body currently orienting and making the Network move and grow), some partners are active in hosting activities (applying for funding and co-organising activities with DYPALL), some only partner up in the trainings and conferences, others contribute to specific events, and some have not yet applied or participated to any event but they stay in the loop. This is also valid for the timeframe of involvement – one can stay on board as long as the Network is relevant to them.
But… is DYPALL an informal network?