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Start date: 01 Aug 2016, End date: 31 Jan 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

ACT AS YOUTH LEADER aims to promote the active participation of the young people from the Philippines in the political life by testing new and more direct forms of engagement. Through its development the project consortium will stimulate the Filipino young people to take part into the democratic life of their local, regional and national communities. The project will also facilitate the structural dialogue with the public authorities in order to promote and/or to improve the communication, information and consultation of the young people by the institutions.The main idea of the project is to analyze, to identify and to test models, methodologies and tools for a lasting and formalized active participation of the young generations in the decisional processes.The main work packages foreseen in the proposal are:1) an analysis about the youth organizations (and the youth services) active in the identified territories and their form of participation in the political life (the result of which will be the realization of an Observatory with a Geografical Information Systems Technology);2) the training of members of youth organisations and responsible of youth policies from the Philippines about innovative forms of youth participation in the political life;3) the realization of job shadowings of the youth leaders and public administrators from the Philippines in active youth organisations and public institutions in Italy;4) the realization and test of pilot projects of youth participation in the political local life to be realized in different regions of the Philippines;5) the realization of a final conference in Brussels for the presentation of the projects realized and the other project outcomes.The project last 18 months and it will directly involve more than 500 youth leaders and representatives of youth policies coming from the Philippines (with a specific attention at the Muslim youth groups living in the southern regions of the country).
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