Catalogue of Resources

In this catalogue, you can find relevant DYPALL Network publications and also other important references in the field of youth participation and active citizenship.

It is organised into the following Categories:  Activity Reports; Studies & Research; Manuals & Toolkits; Policies & Guidelines.

Each section contains the related documents in reverse chronological order, from most recent to oldest.
Each document is also identified by a set of keywords.

For any comments or question, please contact info@dypall.com.


Activity Reports

 

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|2023|

Report of the 1st Winter Democracy Academy Week and International Conference
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The Winter Democracy Academy Report highlights the critical role of youth in revitalizing democracy through innovative participatory mechanisms. This initiative provided a space for stakeholders to meet, debate, and cooperate on youth participation issues, emphasizing the importance of their contribution to sustainable societal development. It serves as a call to action for communities and policymakers to harness the potential of youth for a more inclusive and vibrant democratic future.

Key topics: Youth Engagement | Youth Participation | Sustainable Democracy

 

|2023|

Winter Democracy Academy International Conference “Today’s Democracy Challenges”
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The Winter Democracy Academy International Conference, “Today’s Democracy Challenges,” focused on the critical issues surrounding democracy and citizenship, particularly emphasizing youth involvement. The conference facilitated discussions between young entrepreneurs, youth leaders, researchers, and public organization members. Key topics included the intricacies of democracy, youth empowerment in democratic participation, policy development, political pathologies, and democracy deficits. It also highlighted innovative tools and approaches for youth engagement, the role of youth centres in fostering cultural diversity, and strategies to bridge the gap between youth eagerness and institutional capacity in democratic processes.

Key topics: Youth Empowerment | Active Citizenship | Political Pathologies

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|2023|

Partnership Building Activity (PBA) “Building synergies for sustainable local democracies”
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The “Partnership Building Activity (PBA)” report, under the theme “Building Synergies for Sustainable Democracies,” details an event aimed at enhancing youth participation organized by the DYPALL Network in Lisbon, Portugal. The event brought together participants from various countries to discuss strategies for youth engagement in democracies. The report highlights the success of the event in fostering a network among youth workers and NGOs, sharing best practices in youth participation, and planning future Erasmus+ projects for sustainable collaborative youth initiatives across Europe.

Key topics: Sustainable Democracies | Erasmus+ Projects

 

|2023|

CHLaYdoscope European Youth Leaders Academy
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The training aimed to explore innovative methodologies and tools that collaborate to transform community needs, opportunities, and ideas into valuable resources, fostering an entrepreneurial mindset.

Key topics: Community Leader | Creativity | Entrepreneurship

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|2023|

Study Session Youth Democracy Academy
DYPALL Network

Abstract
Gathering 30 young leaders across 20 countries, the study session aimed to empower participants with vital skills for implementing the “Educate for Democracy” training program. The event effectively advanced participants’ understanding of the importance of revitalising pluralistic democracy and young people’s access to rights and information, aligning with the Council of Europe’s goal of promoting active citizenship among the youth.

Key topics: Critical thinking | Fact-checking | Civil engagement

 

|2023|

Migrant Youth Friendly Cities – A scale of reference
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The International Training Course “Migrant Youth Friendly Cities: A Scale of Reference” brought together youth workers, municipality officers, and young individuals with migrant backgrounds from Sweden, Spain, Greece, and Portugal, who gained a comprehensive understanding of how integration strategies and policies profoundly influence the daily lives of young migrants and refugees. They also explored the Assessment Tool and Guidelines “Migrant Youth Friendly Cities”, tools for assessing and improving integration policies.

Key topics:  Training | Integration | Migrants

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|2023|

Partnership Building Activity (PBA) “Youth participation for sustainable local democracies”
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The activity report describes the main outcomes and results of the Partnership Building Activity (PBA) “Youth Participation for sustainable local democracies” in Mollina, Spain, within the framework of the University on Youth and Development. The activity aimed to create a space to exchange different realities, promote good practices, methodologies and tools and develop cooperation projects that link young people, environmental policies and local democracies. The PBA gathered 30 representatives of civil society organisations and municipalities who work on the topic of youth participation in decision-making at the local level from Latvia, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Romania, Denmark, Netherlands, Serbia, Poland, Armenia, North Macedonia and Portugal.

Key topics:  Youth Participation | Sustainability

 

|2023|

#EUInfluencers youth exchange
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The youth exchange gathered 27 young influencers from all participating countries to share the results of the #EUInfluencers project implementation in their local communities and to plan the steps ahead. The report outlines the events conducted throughout the exchange program and highlights the key results achieved.

Key topics: European Union | Political Participation | Social Media

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|2023|

Study visit to Eindhoven “Boosting youth participation at the local level 3”
DYPALL Network

Abstract
This report presents the Study visit to Eindhoven, “Boosting youth participation at the local level 3”, which happened in May. During the activity, 26 youth workers from CSOs and municipality officers coming from Latvia, Turkey, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Finland, North Macedonia, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, and Spain gathered to work together and observe specific projects on the involvement of young migrants in decision-making processes at the local level.

Key topics:  Youth Participation | Migrant

|2023|

CHLaYdoscope training for trainers
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The CHLaYdoscope partners met in Koper, Slovenia, in order to develop the programme for the upcoming Youth Leaders Academy in Portugal, in which CHLaYdoscope participants will learn how to tackle local challenges innovatively using tools that enhance creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.

Key topics: Youth Participation | Innovative tools

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|2023|

Youth2EUrope Youth Meeting 
DYPALL Network

Abstract
This report presents the Youth Meeting held in Setubal, Portugal, with the aim of raising awareness and knowledge about the European Union, in preparation for elections in 2024. During the meeting, 25 young people from Portugal, Croatia, Italy and Lithuania developed skills of active citizenship.

Key topics: European Union | Political Participation

|2023|

Building Quality Local Youth Councils
DYPALL Network

Abstract
This report presents the outcomes of an international training course in Maia, Portugal. By leveraging the knowledge and experience of diverse European and South-Mediterranean countries, the training course facilitated meaningful exchanges among participants. It served as a platform for sharing best practices and creating a cross-cultural space that encouraged the exchange of valuable insights. The training covered youth participation, effective communication, cooperation, and advocacy. Participants gained valuable insights and experiences to support their involvement in youth councils, and they were equipped to act as multipliers for democracy, participation, and inclusion in their communities.

Key topics: Local youth policies | Youth Participation

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|2022|

Training for youth workers for testing the digital tool
DYPALL Network

Abstract
This report presents the training course that took place in Rabka, Poland, as part of the “Growth and Access for Millennials of Erasmus+ (GAME+)” project. This training was a space to learn about gamification and game-based learning, as well as to test Learnus+ platform and various functionalities to design your own e-games.

Key topics: Youth Participation | Digital tools | Gamification

 

|2022|

Boosting youth participation at the local level 3
DYPALL Network

Abstract
This report presents the Study visit held in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, as part of the “Boosting youth participation at the local level 3” project. The activity allowed the exchange of good practices and tools for boosting youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level, enabling youth workers and municipality officers to gather together and observe specific projects designed by and for young people to improve their participation in the local realities.

Key topics: Youth Participation

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|2022|

Welcoming Cities: Good practices of Participation of Youngsters with a migrant background
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The Study Visit aimed to acknowledge good participation practices in decision-making for young migrants or with a migrant background, discussing obstacles and prospects. This activity contributed to a better understanding of participants on how to support the integration and participation of young migrants and migrants from a migrant background even more efficiently.

Key topics: Youth Participation | Migrant background

|2022|

International Partnership for Youth (IP4Youth)
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The Training course focused on increasing the participants’ skills and knowledge to support young people in being more active in their local community. It is part of the project “International Partnership to Support Youth Initiative”, which involves four partner organizations from Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain.

Key topics: Youth participation | Youth Initiative

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|2022|

Youth policies for better local democracies
DYPALL Network

Abstract
This study visit to Belgium was an opportunity to visit and get inspired by the work of various municipalities and organisations in Flanders and Wallonia and learn about their practices and approaches to youth participation in decision-making at the local level.

Key topics: Youth Participation | Local Youth Councils | Digital Tools

|2022|

Building synergies for stronger local democracies
DYPALL Network

Abstract
This Partnership Building Activity was dedicated to the members and prospective partners of DYPALL Network. Its main aim was to build sustainable partnerships and future projects in the area of youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level, taking into account the upcoming Erasmus+ deadlines.

Key topics: Partnership Building Activity | Erasmus+ programme

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|2022|

Kick-off seminar: Local Youth Councils at International Scale
DYPALL Network

Abstract
Almost 70 participants from 24 countries joined this 2-days online launching conference of the project “Local Youth Council at International Scale” and shared their ideas and knowledge in the area of local youth councils.

Key topics: Local Youth Councils

|2022|

Digital participation tools for youth engagement in local governance
DYPALL Network

Abstract
Digital tools can be used to support the already existing structures and processes of youth participation or incentivize e-participation in online environments or a combination of both that can be complementary. This Conference was a space for some of the tools collected for a Study to be presented to municipality representatives who also engaged in a conversation around challenges, opportunities, and the impact of digital tools on local youth policies; indeed, the Conference gathered various Belgian municipalities active in the youth policies and focused on fostering their practices and approaches to youngsters through a more digital and sustainable way.

Key topics: Digital Tools | Local youth policies

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|2022|

Quality Assurance in Local Youth Councils
DYPALL Network

Abstract
A space for the development of competencies, dialogue and sharing of experiences among the participants who are interested in developing their knowledge regarding the implementation of local youth councils.

Key topics: Youth Participation | Local Youth Councils

|2022|

North-South Cooperation for Local Youth Participation
DYPALL Network

Abstract
Improving cooperation and building strong and resilient partnerships between Civil Society Organizations and Municipalities from countries in the north and in the south of Europe whose core work is fostering youth participation.

Key topics: Youth Participation | Partnership Building Activity

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|2022|

Building Resilient Communities, Youth Work at Municipality Level during COVID-19 times 
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic, which brought about one of the worst crises in recent history, was accompanied by unprecedented challenges to youth work, demanding organizations to adjust their intervention to respond to the new challenges that young people face(d). This event aimed to represent a vital platform for youth and municipality workers all around Europe to come together, learn and discuss new tools and practices to improve youth work at the municipality level during and after times of COVID-19 and better understand how to engage youth and increase youth participation in times of urgency.

Key topics: COVID-19 | Resilience | Sustainability

|2022|

Youth Takes the Floor: a training course on how to increase youth participation in decision-making
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The training which took place on the 20-26 March in Braga, Portugal, contributed to a better understanding of youth workers on how to support the implementation of digital platforms that can enhance youth participation in decision-making processes.

Key topics: EU | Political Participation

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|2022|

Digitalise it! Life after mobilities
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The training gathered young leaders and youth workers to build up their capacity to create and implement successful follow-up strategies for the engagement of young people in local realities after mobility.

Key topics: Follow-ups strategies | Digitalisation

|2022|

Training course on the use of digital tools for youth participation and youth work at the local level
DYPALL Network

Abstract
Strengthening youth participation by connecting youth leaders, youth workers and local authorities through innovative digital tools.

Key topics: Youth Participation | Digital Tools

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|2021|

Activity Report 2021
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The Activity Report 2021 captures the arduous process of re-adaptation following the challenging period in 2020. It showcases the organisation’s resilience and ability to adjust quickly to rapidly evolving circumstances. Throughout the year, we encountered numerous instances where our activities had to be re-planned, dates had to be modified, and stringent safety and security measures had to be implemented. Despite these obstacles, we successfully executed a wide range of activities and secured funding for several new projects. Additionally, we took the initiative to launch various initiatives during this period.

Key topics: Report | 2021

|2021|

Management Systems of Coworking Spaces for Social Innovation
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The training was part of a 16-month-long project, from a consortium of 6 partners, aiming to exchange good practices and create new ideas for more youth-friendly, impactful coworking spaces that boost social innovation. The participants learned more about youth participation in coworking spaces, community management, impact measurement or programs that support social innovation.

Key topics: Coworking spaces | Social innovation

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|2021|

Youth e-participation matters – Transferring local youth participation in decision-making processes to the digital sphere
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The study session “Youth e-participation matters – Transferring local youth participation in decision-making processes to the digital sphere” aimed to highlight the importance of youth e-participation. It equipped youth workers, municipality representatives, and youth leaders with practical knowledge of the applicability, transferability, and implementation of different digital solutions for youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level.

Key topics: CoE| Political Participation | Youth e-participation

|2020|

Activity Report 2020
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The Activity Report 2020 reflects the challenging year for youth work due to limited in-person activities. Despite this, young people demonstrated resilience by actively volunteering, providing solutions, and initiating innovative initiatives to support their communities. The DYPALL Network adapted by utilising social media for updates and digital facilitation tools, resulting in increased member applications. The shift to online activities also allowed for a greater focus on environmental sustainability and the establishment of clear goals to reduce the organisation’s environmental footprint.

Key topics: Report | 2020

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|2020|

W(e-)participate – Harnessing Digital Innovation for Youth Participation at the Local Level
DYPALL Network

Abstract
Aiming to create a shared understanding of digital youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level and exchange good practices on the field to promote its implementation, it served as a forum to interrogate the challenges and opportunities of digital youth participation. Also to assess the needs among youth organisations that can help to guarantee a successful and meaningful implementation of digital participation processes. The report gives the reader a general overview of the session developments and helps to understand the conclusions and experiences shared by participants.

Key topics: Youth e-participation | Digital Youth Participation

 

|2019|

Activity Report 2019
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The publication is a compilation and description of the 18 international projects, the 4 local and national projects, and the 30 international activities that took place in 2018, either coordinated by DYPALL Network or in partnership with other organisations, institutions and municipalities all around Europe.

Key topics: Report | 2019

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|2019|

Future starts now”
DYPALL Network

Abstract
An opportunity for participants to see a variety of projects and activities directed to young people in topics such as environmental sustainability and promotion of volunteer work, as well as mechanisms and structures that support such practices, to transfer this experience into their local reality. The study visit aimed to provide participants with skills and knowledge to support young people’s awareness of environmental sustainability.

Key topics: Environmental Sustainability | Volunteer Work

|2018|

Activity Report 2018
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The publication is a compilation and description of the 18 international projects, the 4 local and national projects, and the 30 international activities that took place in 2018, either coordinated by DYPALL Network or in partnership with other organisations, institutions and municipalities all around Europe.

Key topics: Report | 2018

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Studies & Research

|2023|

Good practices of participation of youngsters with a migrant background and young migrants
DYPALL Network

Abstract
This publication is a collection of good practices to help municipalities and organisations deepen their knowledge on how to implement inclusive, quality practices that improve the participation of young migrants and young people with migrant backgrounds at the local level.

Key topics: Young migrants | Young people with migrant background | Assessment tool | Guidelines

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Guidelines for Using Digital Games and Gamification in Youth Work
DYPALL Network

Abstract
This publication aims to provide youth workers with methods and tools to use digital games or tools to gamify their working methods. It will shed some light on existing educational games and gamification practices from different countries, present easy-to-use tools to gamify learning experiences and highlight key challenges and significant benefits of using this method in youth work. It is the result and the 1st Intellectual Output of the project GAME+: Gamification and Access for Millennials in Erasmus+, developed by four non-governmental organisations: Bangherang APS (Italy), Center for Youth Activism CYA KRIK (North Macedonia) and DYPALL Network (Portugal), under the coordination of Europe4Youth (Poland) and is financed by the Polish National Agency for Erasmus+ Programme.

Key topics: Gamification | Digital Youth Work

|2022|

Local Youth Councils – Mapping Practices
DYPALL Network

Abstract
Local Youth Councils (LYC) have two main dimensions: one is pedagogical, and the other is civic and democratic. These structures are often the first contact with more formal democratic means for many youngsters. This project aims to strengthen young people’s democratic participation at the local and regional levels by improving existing LYC’ processes and practices. To understand the multiple models of LYC, the consortium mapped and collected data from the different partners. This publication gathers information regarding various aspects of the LYC, such as its composition, organization, goals, resources available, and other relevant information. Also, it compiles the inside perspectives regarding importance, effectiveness, youth representation, and impact for 10 LYC from 5 countries.

Key topics: Youth Council | Participation | Democracy

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Digital Participation Tools for youth engagement in local governance
DYPALL Network

Abstract
Digital tools can be used to support the already existing structures and processes of youth participation or incentivize e-participation in online environments or a combination of both that can be complementary. Therefore, a European consortium led by DYPALL Network has decided to conduct this Study on digital participation tools for youth engagement in local governance in order to collect practice examples of digital tools that strengthen youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level.

Key topics: Youth Participation | Digital Tools

|2022|

Mapping best practices of youth friendly cities
DYPALL Network

Abstract
Based on extensive research on existing labels of youth friendly cities and good practices in different dimensions, this publications presents various solutions and examples to improve youth friendliness of a city, while voiding obstacles and possible risks.

Key topics: EU | Good praactices mapping | Youth Friendly Cities

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|2022|

Coworking spaces for social innovation – Study on good practices
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The publication presents 19 carefully selected practices mapped among coworking spaces from 9 countries with a focus on youth participation and entrepreneurship, boosting social entrepreneurship and positively impacting local communities.

Key topics: Coworking spaces | Youth Participation | Youth Entrepreneurship

|2021|

New forms of youth political participation Statistical survey
European Union – Council of Europe Youth Partnership

Abstract
The survey, conducted by the EU-Council of Europe Youth Partnership, explores the evolving landscape of youth political participation. This report offers key insights into the preferences and engagement patterns of young people across Council of Europe member states. It comprises three sections, covering research methodology, findings on topics like information access and political involvement, and concludes with key takeaways for future study. 

Key topics: Youth Participation | Political participation

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|2020|

Perspective on Youth Participation
Finnish Youth Research Network

Abstract
This paper analyses why youth participation is considered important, how youth participation has been seen and what models have been created, and how youth participation is connected to different views about democracy. The paper also involves some critical remarks about how promoting youth participation could be made better.

Key topics: Youth participation | Decision-making

|2019|

How to… GOTV campaign – Youth Democracy Academy project
DYPALL Network

Abstract
Building on the experience that all of the participating organisations gained during the Youth Democracy Academy project, this publication aims at suggesting ideas and best practices for the creation and the implementation of a Get-Out-The-Vote campaign, with a particular focus on peer-to-peer campaigns by and for young people (or first-time voters).

Key topics: EU | Political Participation | GOTV Campaign

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|2019|

Youth Participation Matters – Study on models of youth participation
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The “Study on models of youth participation in decision-making processes in local governance” was conducted by YP Lab, a resource and mobility centre within DYPALL Network with the focus on research development and capacity building in the field of local youth participation. The study maps the existing structures and mechanisms of youth participation in decision-making processes in the local governance and educational projects, initiatives, and tools that prepare young people to participate in the political life at local level.

Key topics: Youth Participation | Good practices

 

|2019|

The future of young people’s political participation: questions, challenges and opportunities
Youth Partnership of the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth

Abstract
The compendium is an outcome of the symposium “The Future of young people’s political participation” (Strasbourg – September 2019) which presents various ways of young people’s engagement in political processes and decision making and how different stakeholders can contribute to encouraging, empowering and enabling young people’s participation.

Key topics: Political Participation

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|2018|

Study on the impact of the internet and social media on youth participation and youth work
European Commission

Abstract
The study examines the impact of the internet, social media and new technology on youth participation and looks at the role of youth work in supporting young people to develop digital skills and new media literacy. It is based on an extensive collection of data, summarised in an inventory of 50 good practices and 12 case studies reflecting the diversity of youth work from across the EU.

Key topics: E-tools | Internet | Social media | Youth work

|2018|

Closer to the edge of participation and activism
SALTO Think Tank on Youth Participation

Abstract
The study is divided into two sections. The first section considers the state of youth participation and explores the models that assist in defining, analysing and evaluating participation. The second section considers the new and emerging trends in participation and youth activism – such as threats from the far-right, shifting expectations and power and the use of technology as a tool for change.

Key topics: E-tools | Models of participation | Youth activism | Technology

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|2017|

Towards a Crowdsourcing Pilot at the EU level: Taking Decisions with Citizens and Not for Them
Working Paper
European Citizen Action Service

Abstract
ECAS has been researching how to apply the crowdsourcing method as a complementary tool to existing frameworks in order to expand the number of contributors to EU policy-making, remove potential barriers to participation and “engage the unengaged” throughout Europe. The working paper shows how the method of crowdsourcing legislation has the potential to reduce the gap between EU decision-makers and citizens and to transform the relationship between them into more of a partnership, thus contributing to the creation of an engaged citizenship.

Key topics: Crowdsourcing | Policy-making | Tools

|2017|

Youth Progress Index 2017 – Measuring Young People’s Progress Globally
Joint initiative of: European Youth Forum, Deloitte, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Social Progress Imperative; and in collaboration with: International Organisation of Employers (IOE).

Abstract
The Youth Progress Index brings together reliable, relevant data to give each country a score on how well different countries meet Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity.
By measuring factors that matter to and can impact the daily lives of young people, the Youth Progress Index allows us a to see a much clearer picture of young people’s wellbeing and countries’ performance in areas such as education, healthcare, housing and environmental sustainability.

Key topics: Human Needs | Index | Opportunities | Wellbeing | Youth

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|2015|

Co-deciding with Citizens: Towards Digital Democracy at EU Level
European Citizen Action Service

Abstract
The purpose of the publication is to explore complementary methods to existing forms of interaction between citizens and policy-makers at EU level which foster co-decision processes using the Internet and Web 2.0 technologies. It describes the use of crowdsourcing for policy-making in Iceland, Finland and Paris as non-exclusive examples, which show the added value of co-legislating with citizens in terms of process (wisdom of the crowd) and outcomes (increased legitimacy in the adopted policy).

Key topics: Crowdsourcing | E-tools | Policy-making | Tools

|2014|

Analytical paper on Youth Participation
Youth Partnership of the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth

Abstract
The paper focuses on young people’s involvement in policy and decision making processes. It especially points out the need of involving and engaging young people in the so called well developed democracies at stake and how young people participate nowadays.

Key topics: EU | Political Participation

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|2014|

Youth Participation Good Practices in Different Forms of Regional and Local Democracy
Finnish Youth Research Network

Abstract
The general argumentation of the paper states that in creating a participatory culture, the practices in all of these fields should be taken into account. The good practices are based on answers to a questionnaire which was open from 31st January to 18th of February 2013. Respondents from 22 countries answered the questionnaire.

Key topics: Youth Participation | Local Governance

|2012|

Participation Models – Citizens, Youth, Online: A chase through the maze
Creative Commons

Abstract
The paper is a compilation of different models of participation: from the Ladder of Participation, to the Seven Realms of Participation; from the YinYang Model to the Behaviour Grid.

Key topics: Models of participation

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|2012|

Youth, political participation and decision-making
Factsheet
United Nations Youth

Abstract
The factsheet presentes different datas on the political participation of youth, focusing on the fact that, in order to respond to the needs of young people, and to guarantee that their basic human rights are recognized and enforced, young people’s active and meaningful participation in their societies and in democratic practices and processes is of crucial importance.

Key topics: Decision-making | Political participation

Manuals & Toolkits

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|2023|

Democracy Reloading Toolbox for Democracy
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The Democracy Reloading Toolbox is a valuable resource intended to support youth workers, trainers and other educational actors with the tools necessary to improve active citizenship and democracy in local and regional communities. The publication results from compiling existing educational exercises developed by different institutions and educational providers in the field of non-formal education and trainers.

Key topics: Youth participation | Democracy

|2023|

Assessment Tool “Migrant Youth Friendly Cities”
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The assessment tool “Migrant Youth Friendly City” is a scale of reference for municipalities to better understand their integration policies, methods and strategies and analyse how they can be changed, improved or maintained to ensure the integration of young migrants, young refugees and youth with migrant background under different indicators (legal, socio-economic, socio-cultural) and their active participation in society. This tool represents the second intellectual output (IO3) of the “Migrant Youth Friendly City” project. It works in conjunction with the Guidelines (IO2) under the same project, intended for use after the assessment.

Key topics: Integration | Assessment | Migrants

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|2023|

Quality charter on participatory and inclusive local youth councils
DYPALL Network

Abstract
A practical tool which can be used by the local youth council members, youth workers or municipality officers when setting up or improving the local youth council. It provides criteria and indicators for evaluating the local youth council’s fair, meaningful and impactful, and sustainable youth participation in order to make it more inclusive and participatory.

Key topics: Local Youth Council | Assessment Tool

|2023|

Toolkit for upgrading local youth councils
DYPALL Network

Abstract
Set of training modules based on non-formal education, with the aim to provide young people, youth workers and municipality officers with the capacity to build better youth councils (more inclusive, more digital, more impactful).

Key topics: Local Youth Councils | Youth Participation | Youth Policy

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|2023|

Educate for Democracy training programme – Youth Democracy Academy
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The “Educate for Democracy” training programme, part of the “Youth Democracy Academy” project, is focused on citizenship education, be it in a formal or a non-formal learning environment, bringing the concept, ideas and values of democracy closer to young people. In the XXI century, and especially in the pandemic era we are living in, the true meaning of democracy and citizenship is threatened by old and new fears, a lack of social bonds and solidarity, environmental challenges, and a generalised sense of insecurity.

Key topics: Democracy | Citizenship | Education

|2023|

“Engage!” – Youth Democracy Academy 
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The board game is specifically designed to support the “Educate for Democracy” training programme Toolkit, in conjunction with the Assessment tool. Its primary goal is to engage young individuals by making the principles, concepts, and values of democracy more accessible and relatable.

Key topics: Democracy | Citizenship | Education

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|2023|

Assessment Tool – Youth Democracy Academy 
APS La Fenice

Abstract
The Youth Democracy Academy Assessment Tool is specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the Educate for Democracy Toolkit with the support of the board game. It is intended to help assess the effectiveness of the program in achieving the objectives, as well as to identify any areas for improvement.

Key topics: Democracy | Citizenship | Education

|2023|

Envictionary
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The Envictionary represents a dictionary of fundamental concepts related to climate change and sustainability. As the global community faces unprecedented environmental challenges, it is crucial to understand the concepts and terminology that shape our collective response to these issues.

Key topics: Climate change | Sustainability | Youth activism

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|2023|

Training package for Youth Community Leaders
Warehouse hub

Abstract
A comprehensive resource designed to equip Youth Community Leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to drive innovation and positive change within their communities.

Key topics: Leadership | Community | Creativity

|2022|

Toolkit for influencers – #EUInfluencers
DYPALL Network

Abstract
This Toolkit aims to support young people in being EU Influencers towards their peers by increasing their understanding of the EU, developing critical thinking and combating fake news. Tackling the topics of the EU and its structure, the impact of the EU on the local communities, how to tackle misinformation about the EU and combat fake news and how to transmit this information to other young people using peer learning and non-formal education methods. It was developed within #EUInfluencers project, gives an active role to young people from Serbia, Italy, Croatia, Portugal and Sweden to be the influencers of the EU towards their peers.

Key topics: Communication | Social Media | Disinformation

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|2020|

Youth Workers 2.0
Erasmus+ KA2

Abstract
The booklet aims to provide youth workers with resources and good practices in the field of ICT, improving their knowledge of usage of different digital tools and making them understand what kind of skills are needed in different contexts.

Key topics: ICT | Toolkit | Youth Work

|2020|

Youth Capital to Youth Capital
Erasmus+ project

Abstract
The handbook intends to share practices developed by some previous European Youth Capital and inspire other cities that intends to apply for EYC in the future.

Key topics: European Youth Capital | Toolkit | Youth

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|2019|

Toolkit for multipliers – Youth Democracy Academy
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The toolkit aims at giving multipliers all the tools needed in order to create a succesfull GOTV campaign within the Youth Democracy Academy project. In particular, the toolkit contains: European Union Factsheet, Facilitation Toolkit, Campaign Initiatives and Resources.

Key topics: EU | Political Participation | GOTV Campaign

|2017|

Youth & Political Parties: Toolkit for Youth Friendly Politics in Europe
European Youth Forum

Abstract
The study includes a number of concrete recommendations on what political parties can do to improve their appeal among young people, and improve youth turnout in the elections. It can serve as a toolkit for political parties that wish to be better at including young people, promoting youth interests, and campaigning for young people.

Key topics: Political Parties | Toolkit | Vote

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|2016|

Toolkit on Quality Standards for Youth Policy
European Youth Forum

Abstract
The toolkit practical tool for youth organisations to assess the state of youth policy in their context, whether it is national, regional, local, or European. It allows identification of positive and negative aspects of existing youth policies in a given context, it serves as a new tool for national and local level advocacy that can also be used for comparative analysis in the European context, and it helps young people to reach for their fundamental rights.

Key topics: Toolkit | Youth Policy

|2015|

“Have Your Say!” – Manual on the Revised European Charter on the Participation of Young People in Local and Regional Life
European Youth Forum

Abstract
According to the Revised European Charter on the Participation of Young People in Local and Regional Life, participation is about having the right, the means, the space and the opportunity and, where necessary, the support to participate in and influence decisions and engage in actions and activities so as to contribute to building of a better society. The manual “Have your say!” is an educational and practical tool to support all those committed to making that right a reality for more young people in the Council of Europe member states.

Key topics: Right to Participate | Tools

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|2023|

Guidelines “Migrant Youth Friendly Cities”
DYPALL Network

Abstract
The Guidelines “Migrant Youth Friendly Cities” is the third intellectual output (IO3) from the“Migrant Youth Friendly Cities” project. It is a complementary document to the Assessment Tool “Migrant Youth Friendly Cities” (IO2) and contains policy guidelines for municipalities on how to rank higher and be friendlier to all young migrants, young refugees, and youth with a migrant background.

Key topics: Integration | Policy | Migrants

|2023|

Policy Recommendations – Guidelines and Practical Advice for establishing local anti-rumour networks
DYPALL Network

Abstract
Racism and intolerance are on the rise in Europe and episodes of discrimination directly affect young people on multiple levels. For this reason, the “We A.R” project was implemented with the aim of promoting the Anti-rumour Methodology from the Council of Europe in youth organisations and educational settings as a tool to address the challenges of equity, diversity and inclusion, and to engage young people in creating more inclusive, intercultural and fair societies.

Key topics: Anti-rumours Methodology | Equity | Inclusion

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|2020|

Youth Participation Strategy
SALTO Participation & Information

Abstract
The document contains the strategy for enhancing youth participation in democratic life through the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes. The overall scope of the Youth Participation Strategy is to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy in fostering youth participation in democratic life as well as the European Youth Goals relating to youth participation by using the full potential of the Erasmus and ESC programmes.

Key topics: Youth Participation | EU

|26 November 2018|

European Youth Strategy 2019-2027
Resolution of the Council of the European Union and the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States meeting within the Council on a framework for European cooperation in the youth field

Abstract
The objective of the Resolution is to set up an EU Youth Strategy able to address the challenges that young people are facing all over Europe, provide a common and coherent EU response to them, and complement the efforts and initiatives by Member States in this regard.

Key topics: EU | Youth Strategy

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|2017|

E-Participation Guidelines for Decision-makers: Social listening through the digital dashboard
DEEP-Linking Youth Project

Abstract
The report explains the Digital Ecosystem for E-Participation Linking Youth (DEEP-linking Youth), approach to e-participation and how it can be used as an instrument to stimulate young people’s active participation in democratic life, with the Digital Dashboard as our outlet for empowerment.

Key topics: E-Participation | E-tools | Technology

|2016|

Youth Civic Engagement
World Youth Report United Nations

Abstract
The objective of the Report is to provide a basis for policy discussions around youth civic engagement in order to ensure that young people are able to participate fully and effectively in all aspects of the societies in which they live.

Key topics: Civic Engagement | Youth

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|2015|

Joint Recommendations on “Youth empowerment for political participation”
EU Youth Conference Riga

Abstract
The development of e-tools, including websites, blogs, forums, discussion groups and social networks, can help mobilise voters and increase citizen participation so as to reinforce the legitimacy of elected representatives. For this reason, the Congress encourages local and regional authorities to actively use and promote such tools.

Key topics: EU | Political Participation

|2015|

E-media: game changer for local and regional politicians 
Resolution 394 – Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

Abstract
The development of e-tools, including websites, blogs, forums, discussion groups and social networks, can help mobilise voters and increase citizen participation so as to reinforce the legitimacy of elected representatives. For this reason, the Congress encourages local and regional authorities to actively use and promote such tools.

Key topics: E-tools | Political participation | Vote

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|Brussels, 27-30 April 2015|

Making a World of Difference
Declaration of the 2nd European Youth Work Convention

Abstract
The objective of the 2nd European Youth Work Convention was to identify the common ground on which all ‘youth work’ stands and its relation to wider agendas of concern to public policy and issues facing young people. The Declaration is addressed to the Member States of the Council of Europe, the multilateral organisations (the European Union, the Council of Europe and the United Nations), other European institutions, and political structures concerned with young people at national, regional and local level, the youth work field and young people themselves.

Key topics: EU | Youth Work

|2015|

Bringing down barriers to youth participation: adopting a lingua franca for local and regional authorities and young people
Resolution 386 (2015)
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

Abstract
When it comes to youth and elected representatives, the two sides speak different languages: young people have created a new “vocabulary of citizenship”, whereas the authorities still seem to consider voting as the only relevant instrument of political activity and consultation. The resolution proposes measures that will ensure that young citizens and elected representatives have opportunities to enter into dialogue in order to strengthen the links between them.

Key topics: Communication | Dialogue | Language

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|2013|

Enhancing Youth Political Participation through the Electoral Cycle – A Good Practice Guide
United Nations Development Program

Abstract
The Good Practice Guide identifies key entry points for the inclusion of young people in political and electoral processes and compiles good practice examples of mechanisms for youth political empowerment around the globe, focusing on innovative instruments with the potential to provide fresh inputs for UNDP programmes as well as initiatives by other stakeholder.

Key topics: Political Participation | Vote

|2012|

Youth and democracy: the changing face of youth political engagement
Resolution 346 (2012)
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

Abstract
Event though young people’s interest in conventional political participation, such as voting in elections, has declined over recent years due to increasing disenchantment and cynicism, they are still prepared to engage: the important issue is to make their voice heard. The resolution wants to invite local and regional authorities to strengthen young people’s social integration by sharing economic, social and political power with them and giving them full citizenship and full access to jobs.

Key topics: Engagement | Integration

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|2010|

Integration of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods
Resolution 319 (2010)
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

Abstract
Young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods face a variety and often a combination of difficulties and therefore a “one-size-fits-all” approach is inappropriate. The Resolution aims at encouraging local and regional authorities to work together with the voluntary sector to address social and economic problems of such youth, but also their cultural and spiritual dimension.

Key topics: Integration | Disadvantaged neighbourhoods

|2006|

On young people and new information and communication technologies: a new opportunity for local democracy
Resolution 207 (2006)
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

Abstract
The Resolution invites local and regional authorities to use and implement ICT technologies in their work, especially as a powerful tool for arousing young people’s interest in public life, encouraging their preparation and enlarging the scope of youth consultation and participation in local public life, which may ultimately help to develop new forms of participatory democracy.

Key topics: Communication | E-tools | Information | Technology

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|2003|

Revised European Charter on the Participation of Young People in Local and Regional Life
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities – Council of Europe

Abstract
The Revised Charter advocates for adequate support and commitment to the implementation of youth participation policies and practices. Only in this way can authorities avoid the risk of engaging young people in tokenistic ways. The Revised Charter is divided into 3 parts on: sectoral policies; instruments for youth participation; and institutional participation by young people in local and regional affairs.

Key topics: Active Citizenship | Best Practices | Tools

|20 November 1989 – 2 September 1990|

Convention on the Rights of the Child
Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly
resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989 entry into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49

Abstract
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as the CRC or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The Convention defines a child as any human being under the age of eighteen, unless the age of majority is attained earlier under national legislation.

Key topics: Children | Human rights

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