The common view on the matter of youth participation depicts the young people as apathetic and uninterested in politics. Is true and why there exist a reluctance in active participation in governance issues among the youth.
At present, there are 170 cities in Spain that have been granted the `Child Friendly Cities´ seal. A genuine school and a model of citizenship and social participation where children are taking part and that is gaining strength.
After the variety of systems to organize the public life experienced throughout the twentieth century, little pointed to a new revolution at the beginning of the new one. Now, in the 21st century, smartphones have brought public management into the hands of citizens.
Ministers of the Council of Europe have adopted on 28 September 2016 a “Recommendation on young people’s access to rights to ensure that conditions are established so that young people can exercise.
At the present moment in which we can say that never before in the history of young people mankind had at their disposal many resources to interconnect with other equal or access to the information exponentially generates, in a time almost real.
Celebration of the 30th anniversary of adhesion from Spain and Portugal to the European Union.
Several high schools from Italy, Spain, Finland, Croatia and Latvia are working together to develop a multilateral Project in order to promote the European Citizenship
«A powerful cultural and economic force reinventing not just what we consume, but how we consume», Rachel Botsman
What's happening in European politics? What impact do EU decisions have in Europe and the rest of the world? 'The European Sting' offers a broad overview of these topics.
“…I belong to a generation which is in crisis, which has used up all the creative capacity it had. It’s the moment of holding out the pushing events at the same time we’re preparing a new generation to relieve us. Our expectations are high, at the highness of the reality we live, but also of the highness of the germinal potential of those who will relieve us…”
Hundreds of events were organised in all 33 Erasmus+ programme countries in April and May 2015.
Oumeng.eu is a new platform that brings together information and tips on various topics of interest for Chinese speakers interested in the EU and its Member States, as part of an increasing EU-China cooperation.
The inclusion of young people is not only related to their lives as individuals, It is not only a problem of the youth, it is a necessity for the whole society.
Young people involved at any kind of youth organization can learn skills and assume responsibility for their own future and for the development of future of their community. The role of public institutions is to promote participation seeking active citizenship.
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?