Digital Participation Tools for Youth Engagement in Local Governance – 1st Transnational Project Meeting

On the 14-16th June 2021 DYPALL Network hosted the 1st in-person Transnational Project Meeting of the project “Digital Participation Tools for Youth Engagement in Local Governance.” The meeting took place in the youth centre “Casa do Largo in Setúbal, Portugal, and gave the opportunity for project partners to meet, get to know each other, exchange the good practices of digital participation and plan in details the next steps of the project.

The project is led by DYPALL Network in coopeartion with Tree company (Belgium), Inštitut za elektronsko participacijo (INePA) (Slovenia), ARS for Progress of People (Belgium) and GIShub | GIScience for Humanity (Italy) and focuses on collecting practices of digital participation tools that will be published in the form of a Study in 2022.

The objectives of the project are:
  • To identify and promote project and models of quality digital and e-participation for engaging youth in decision-making processes at local level;
  • To further develop competences of youth workers to foster digital participation of young people at local level
  • To reflect about key concepts of digital and e-participation and how their applicability to youth participation in decision making processes and to develop a common understanding;
  • To develop a Publication that will collect best practices of digital and e-participation tools for youth engagement in local governance.

The project consists of 4 international activities: 2 Transnational Partners Meetings (Portugal, Italy), a Training course in Portugal on the development of digital tools for participation and  final conference to share the results of the exchange of good practices (Belgium). It is funded under Erasmus+ KA2 Exchange of Good practices programme by the Portuguese National Agency.