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Youth-led Societal Innovation for Resilience
Start date: Feb 1, 2015, End date: Jan 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Youth-led Societal Innovation for Resilience, (ySI4R) project uses youth worker education to facilitate youth participation in one of the greatest challenges of our time, climate change. The project wishes to turn the frustration of youth regarding indecisive leadership on climate change to empowerment for constructive change locally leading to active participation of young people in society. The missing piece is an accessible set of youth worker methods and tools to involve youth in community initiatives, and thus enable the active citizenship of young people. The ySI4R Project brings together a diverse range of organisations from Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Macedonia, Italy and the UK (including community training centres; national and international networks of sustainable communities with consultative status to the UN and the EU, and youth NGOs which work with marginalised youth such as the Roma communities in Slovenia and Macedonia) to develop and embed an Online Training Course in youth-led community transition in a two-year period, from February 2015 to January 2017. The 7-member partnership will collaborate to design, develop and embed an open online training course of methods and tools filled with best practice examples of youth-led community transition actions tailored to the needs of youth workers. The project will integrate two 5-day workshops, 2 week-long teaching mobilities and 6 long-term youth worker mobilities to gather youth worker experiences from around Europe and combine them into a flexible and creative training experience that inspires and validates learning received. The expected impact of the multi-lingual course is that 1000 youth workers will complete the training in the first year after launch and thus be better equipped to involve participation of youth in the transformation of their communities towards resilience.

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