Youth participation / Participation des jeunes

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On this page, you will find interesting links about  : youth involvement, youth participation, youth involvement… Please comment et tell me other interesting sites on the same topics that you would know.

This section of the Council of Europe presents the European Charter on the participation of young people, which can be downloaded in several languages : The active participation of young people in decisions and actions at local and regional level is essential if we are to build more democratic, inclusive and prosperous societies. Participation in the democratic life of any community is about more than voting or standing for election, although these are important elements. Participation and active citizenship 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 a better society.

This web page presents the policy of the European Commission on youth participation and gives links to several interesting documents that you can download : ‘Promoting young people’s full participation in education, employment and society’ ; Resolution on the participation of young people with fewer opportunities ; and Good practice brochure

A very interesting pdf document published by the UK Department for International Development and that you can download free of charge. The process of producing this guide has involved over 50 youth development advocates from across the globe. The table of contents includes : 1. The rationale for working with and for youth ; 2. Strategies and case studies ; 3. Getting started with youth mainstreaming.

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