How can we promote youth policy reform and young people’s participation in democratic life? Can mixing offline and online activities, through e-tools such as YouthMetre’s, improve the participatory process? These were just a few of the questions discussed by the speakers at YouthMetre’s launch on February 14 at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Here, the need to understand participation … Continue reading Youth Engagement for Policy Reform
🚀On February 14, 2017, YouthMetre was launched at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels! It was a day with high hopes for youth participation in the EU’s many localities. YouthMetre was launched with a blast of welcome speeches, debates and awards on February 14th at the EU’s Committee of the Regions. YouthMetre’s project partners were present, … Continue reading YouthMetre Launched
Unemployment among European youths has continued to rise since the start of the economic and financial crisis in 2008. Improved levels of education among young Europeans do not automatically lead to better working opportunities. And a widespread loss of confidence towards traditional ways of participation exists. These are just three points that YouthMetre has identified in … Continue reading Does Europe’s Youth Strategy Show Effects?
100 kilometres from Barcelona, young people are forced to live with their parents until 30, with youth unemployment and rent costs out of reach. Our Catalonian studens pin the Spanish education system for inadequate training – and they have some constructive criticism for the European Commission. The first contact with the Institute of Educational Research of the … Continue reading Jobless at 30 and living with the parents: Catalonian youths criticise their education
Slovenia, and its capital Ljubljana in particular, is a fertile ground for non-governmental organisations addressing issues and challenges related with youth. ARS for Progress of People, acting as YouthMetre partner organisation and responsible for the organisation of 15 European Study Groups, was particularly glad to have the chance to meet young Slovenians. Moreover, this … Continue reading Ljubljana YouthMetre Study Group Slovenia