Erasmus+ ACTIon project partners from five countries met for the third time at the international meeting in Athens facilitated by the coordinator nexus and hosted by the Greek partner Action Synergy.
The meeting started on 26th April with a policy workshop. Representatives of various education, social and youth policy sectors, including a deputy mayor, from Bulgaria, Greece and North Macedonia attended the workshop and outlined together with the ACTIon partner organisations different possibilities of cooperation, emphasizing the contribution of ACTIon’s methodology approach and training programmes for youth participation to the advancement of policy implementation for youth social inclusion on a local and regional level. These have a particular importance for countryside municipalities and rural regions where education, youth work and participation opportunities for young people are insufficiently developed and lack structural support. And finally, Action Synergy moderated a workshop session where participants worked in country groups to brainstorm on the formulation of policy recommendations.
During the following two days, on 27th and 28th of April the partner meeting focused on the results and learnings from the second phase of piloting the training programmes DigiPAC and MOLA in schools, community and youth work settings. Along with that drafted Good Practice country case studies were presented and discussed that will be compiled together with the policy recommendations and launched during the final project meeting upcoming in September 2023.
For more information, project materials and insights on youth participation visit the ACTIon website: https://www.erasmus-action.eu