This event will be the first meeting in Youth Participation and Citizenship in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Algarve, Portugal. ECOS CRL, will host during these dates a seminar, an international conference and a study visit. Professionals of the youth field from several European Countries will come, as well as some experts from Portugal and Europe and other youngsters, with the objective of opening the dialogue in this topic, sharing knowledge, expertize and best practices, creating spaces for increasing youth participation.
We will use non formal education tools and methodology in order to enhance the quality and innovation. We will include this holistic methodology with all the social actors involved in the reality for a better approach to this topic. ECOS considers that this event will have a good impact in the municipality of Vila Real de Santo Antonio and multiplies the effects through all the participants that will attend this initiative with the benefit of spreading the seed of "Youth Participation" in their realities.