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YouthMetre final conference “Digital tools to foster youth engagement at the local level”

May 16th, 2018 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

On 24 April 2018, ALDA, in partnership with 5 other European organisations, hosted the final conference of the project YouthMetre. The final conference took place at the Committee of the Regions (Brussels), and gathered together representatives from more than 60 European institutions, local and regional authorities, civil society associations, experts and ordinary citizens to exchange … Continue reading YouthMetre final conference “Digital tools to foster youth engagement at the local level”

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Invitation to the YouthMetre final conference

March 19th, 2018 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

“Structured Dialogue: the use of digital tools to foster youth engagement in policy-making” within the framework of the project “YouthMetre: a tool for forward looking youth participation”   24 April, Brussels Committee of the Regions, Brussels   ALDA – the European Association for Local Democracy, in partnership with the European Association of Geographers (EUROGEO), the … Continue reading Invitation to the YouthMetre final conference

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Case Study: Employment and entrepreneurship in Umbria, Italy

September 25th, 2017 / karld / 0 comments

In the past few years, the global economy has been severely tested by the economic crisis started in 2006. Everywhere in Europe, economic growth has stagnated and the employment opportunities for youth have decreased. The data shown by the YouthMetre e-tool give us a gloomy picture of the employment issue among youth in Italy. Indeed, … Continue reading Case Study: Employment and entrepreneurship in Umbria, Italy

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Case Study: Can Overweight Malta Sport Its Way Out of Obesity?

September 24th, 2017 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

Malta’s youth are some of the most overweight in the EU. The country’s high level of obesity can be linked to smoking, alcohol use and social inequality. Can Malta sport its way out of the problem? New habits and social routines have pushed Malta’s youth into an unhealthy direction. Rising overweight among the country’s young people has … Continue reading Case Study: Can Overweight Malta Sport Its Way Out of Obesity?

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Case Study: Social Inclusion of Migrant Youth in the Suburbs of Stockholm

September 21st, 2017 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

Sweden received the highest number of unaccompanied minors in Europe in 2015. Continuously rated as Europe’s most pro-immigration population, Swedes should be easy for young newcomers to mingle with. Our case study, however, shows the truth is not quite so simple.  Sweden has had a long history of welcoming migrants. Many of the newcomers with a foreign … Continue reading Case Study: Social Inclusion of Migrant Youth in the Suburbs of Stockholm