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Across Europe, and notably in the Anglo-SAXON world, citizens associations seek to promote THE culture of transparency and access to public information. Many of them consist of young people, expertS in social innovation, communication and OPEN technology.
Every year we celebrate and commemorate different European an international days. The main aim of all is raising awareness about a subject and use to be launch for European or international entities.
In 2014, the European Commission put in action a new programme for education, training, youth and sport: Erasmus+. It offers formal, non-formal and informal learning opportunities for students, educators and workers who can engage in various mobility actions in order to boost their skills and employability. ¿What opportunities in terms of participation and social change does it offer to young people?
To encourage the entrepreneurial spirit and facilitate the participation of youngsters in the area. To strengthen the bond with rural activities and to break away from stereotypes, putting value on environmental resources,both social and economic.
The use of new technologies, particularly social networks, has become an important way of communication and a channel where people can exchange their opinions, protest space where especially young people have a place for participation.
La vibrante ciudad griega toma el relevo de Maribor (Eslovenia) como Capital Europea de la Juventud en 2014. Échale un vistazo a todos los eventos que tendrán lugar allí este año.
The new ways of economy and consumption are also part of the social revolution brought about by the new technologies, social networking and Web 3.0
If you are an active young person with concerns, who worries the need to change the situation surrounds you; just begin in your neighbourhood, your immediate environment!
Schools have among their tasks the education of the youth in the citizenship and therefore the participation. The service learning is a practical method to promote these values and some experiences are developing around Europe.
Young emancipation offices are located throughout the Spanish territory, to provide young people between 16 and 35 access to information and advice on a variety of topics: education, training, culture ...
In Spain the youth participation came from the 80s. Many of the developed methodologies then are perpetuated without adapting to the new times. What alternatives are proposed by the research about youth participation?
Young people who participate in informal educational activities acquire abilities, competence and values which assist in their social and personal development.
Associationism in general, and particularly youth associationism, is frequently linked to volunteer working , although there are also cases of paid partnership as sports federations members, labour union, political parties, trade associations, etc.
The European Commission has pointed the fight against poverty as the key of his economic, work and social agenda
In Spain the high rates of youth unemployment, precarious labor market and high prices for access to housing hinder the emancipation of young people under 30. This situation has been aggravated by the economic crisis.
The Spanish Youth Council (CJE) is a representative body in Spain that, through the participation of young people, allows their inclusion in the development of policies that affect them as well as in social transformation
Teachers, students, staff and administration services and civil society have a moral responsibility in the functioning and development of the university and its participation as collective is essential.
There is a network with more than 3,000 centres YIC in Spain. They are free services available to all young people, managed from the regional government, municipalities, and different local entities.
You can know how you can participate in Spain and their support structures for participation
Can young people give their opinion directly about policies which concern them? Are there any organizations which represent youth faced with the European Union? How can a European young person have influence in the European policies which concern him?