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DYPALL Network

DYPALL Network is a European platform of over 80 civil society organisations 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.

YP Lab is a resource and mobility centre within DYPALL Network with a focus on research development and capacity building in the field of local youth participation.

Mission

DYPALL Network stands for the creation of effective and sustainable involvement of youth in decision-making with local authorities through the development of strategies and building structures and relations of trust between actors.

Vision

We strive for a society in which local democracies are built jointly by young people and decision-makers in an inclusive, participatory and meaningful way.

Our Values & Principles

01

Democratic
values

02

Respect for
diversity

03

Complementarity between public & private sector

04

Shared
decisions

05

Equal
opportunities

06

Sustainability

Objectives

  • Develop structures and mechanisms for youth participation in decision making at local level
  • Identify best pratices and introduce innovative approaches in public governance in cooperation with local authotiries and civil society organizations active in the field of youth
  • Foster youth engagement and inclusiveness in participatory democratic processes
  • Build capacity and provide technical assistance on various areas and processes like policy making, advocacy, structured dialogue, co-management, and more
  • Mainstream youth policies at local and regional level

What we do?

Capacity Building

We offer mobility opportunities for municipality representatives, youth workers and youth leaders with the aim of building their capacity for effective engagement of young people in local policy and decision-making.

Research and Innovation

We produce innovative resources, guidelines and educational publications in the field of youth engagement in local governance. We collaborate with research institutions and various stakeholders to collect data and document best practices of youth participation in local decision-making.

Consultancy

Our consultancy service offers tailor-made support to municipalities in developing sustainable involvement of youth in decision-making processes such as youth policy design or establishing structures for youth participation at the local level.

Priorities 2022-2024

MEET THE TEAM

Meet the staff of DYPALL Network.

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