Digital youth participation helps young people to become more active citizens. However, the positive effects can only unfold if the participation process is professionally planned and executed. The use of digital platforms and tools alone is not enough to ensure the successful participation of young people. Unfortunately, interested initiators often lack the experience, personnel, and financial resources to implement a successful eParticipation project.

The Erasmus+ project “DIGY – Digital Youth Participation Made Easy” aims to address this issue by developing qualification programmes and online training courses.

The learning materials developed will be integrated into the digital youth participation platform OPIN. The aim is to strengthen and enrich the Europe-wide infrastructure for digital youth participation through the following modules:

  • A lively community of project initiators for peer-to-peer exchange (“Opinion Community and Forum”);
  • High-quality e-learning materials and training, guidelines, tips and podcasts;
  • Selected and implementable examples of best practices (“Best Practice Living Lab”);
  • Optimising OPIN’s navigation and user interface to ensure easy configuration of the platform.

The project is implemented by a consortium of 7 European partner organisations.

Duration: 09/2019 – 08/2022
Client: EU Programme Erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION, National Agency: YOUTH for Europe
Team: Kerstin Franzl (Project Manager), Eva Shephard
Partners: Agenzija Zghazagh (Malta), Coalition of Youth Organisations – SEGA (Northern Macedonia), Creativitas (Lithuania), Heart of Slovenia (Slovenia), Liquid Democracy (Germany), Youth Horizons (Georgia)

Picture: Creativitas