Using the YouthMetre e-tool

Activity: the YouthMetre e-tool provides information in a visually accessible manner. This online tool presents open data and information on public policy relating to youth and its outcomes in a way that enables visual comparisons between different countries and different regions of the European Union. This activity allows an initial exploration of the YouthMetre e-tool (

Time: 30 minutes.

Materials: computers and the Web link to the YouthMetre e-tool http//

This follows on from Module 4, where participants learnt how to present their idea in the coherent and clear way.

In this Module they will learn how to elaborate their message and support it by openly available information / data, specifically how to access the information (including data), analyse and use it. They will be encouraged to use the YouthMetre e-tool.

They will learn how to present this data and their messages (preferably the ones they formulated during a previous session) in the most interesting way by using visualisation tools. The presentation of information in policy campaigns covers the following points:
1) An introduction to the session;
2) How to find, analyse and use information/data;
3) How to visualise the information/data – story map, multimedia (combining photos, videos and e-tools).

See an introduction to Module 5

Step 1

The YouthMetre e-tool presents 5 different sets of data about young people and youth policy:
i) the Youth index – national and regional maps showing how well or badly different EU regions are responding to Youth Policy
ii) the Dashboard – data on youth policy areas, by country
iii) Good Practices – maps of good practice examples
iv) Indicators by country – mapping EU youth policy indicators
v) Youth preferences – survey results of youth preferences collected during the YouthMetre Study Groups

Young Influencers training in Brussels

Step 2

Description: participants can work individually or in groups and should follow these tasks:
a) visit
b) select the youth issue they want to deal with – for example “unemployment”
c) identify a region/country where the issue should be addressed – such as southern Greece
d) gather information and data from the different parts of the e-tool to help them build a case to advocate for changes in policy – for example provide more directed ICT training opportunities for school leavers.

Step 3

Debriefing: ask participants the following questions and start a group discussion:
What information did you find?
How was it useful?
What other information might be needed to complete your research?
Where might this be found?