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URBACT Young Citizens Project


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Title: URBACT Young Citizens Project

URBACT Young Citizens Project
  • Michael Elsy Karen Lightfoot

URBACT Young Citizens Project
  • What is it?
  • How was it managed?
  • How was it developed and delivered?
  • What were the outcomes?

What was it?
  • Partnership between nine European Cities
  • Exploration of youth participation by young
    people through focus groups and youth exchanges
  • Collaboration between professionals
  • Supported by a thematic expert
  • Publication of youth participation toolkit

How was it managed?
  • Overall management and co-ordination by lead city
    - Bristol
  • Local co-ordination and administration by Urban
    II Team
  • Local delivery and link to wider network
  • Aims and objectives
  • Budget and administration
  • Communication
  • Organisation of practical arrangements for
    steering group, focus groups, exchange, and local
    launch event
  • Development work with young people
  • Sunderland City Council
  • Easington District Council

How was it development and delivered?
  • Steering Group
  • Focus Groups
  • Youth Exchange
  • Worker Seminars
  • Local Launch Event

Steering Group
  • Two young people from Sunderland
  • Two young people from Easington
  • Representatives from Urban II
  • Staff representatives
  • Focus of the group was to assist and lead local

Focus Groups
  • Focus Group 1
  • Icebreakers and introductions
  • Setting baseline knowledge
  • Focus Group 2
  • Exploring own groups method of youth
  • Speed-dating style questions with politicians
  • Focus Group 3
  • Exploring the other groups method of youth
  • Presentation of initial findings
  • Focus Group 4
  • Observing each others work
  • Presentation of key findings and recommendations

Youth Exchange
  • Hosted group from Lithuania
  • Attended a Housing Group meeting
  • Attended School Council Meeting
  • Visited Seaham Youth Centre
  • Visited Dawdon Community Centre
  • Presentation by Sunderlands Young Persons
    Inspection Team
  • Visited the Hive Allotment Project
  • Visited Young Asian Voices
  • Visited Sunderland Music Workshops
  • Visited Museum and Winter Gardens
  • Took part in the Keyfund Event at the Robin Todd
  • Shopping, bowling and a group meal

Youth Exchange
  • Visited Mazeikia in Lithunia
  • Context
  • Culture, lifestyle and national identify
  • Facilities
  • Economy and consumerism
  • Transport
  • Youth Participation
  • School Council
  • Formal Structures
  • Levels of young peoples participation
  • Extreme cold

Worker Seminars
  • Brussels (Programme launch)
  • Evosmos
  • Hetton and Murton (Urban II Partnership)
  • Bristol (Closing conference and launch of
  • Engagement in URBCAT Cross-cutting Seminars
  • Copenhagen (Theme young people)
  • Malmo, Valencia Sicacusa (Theme Citizens
  • Liverpool (URBACT AGM)

Local Launch Event
  • Presentation of process and outcomes
  • Young people
  • Staff
  • Summary of URBACT Young Citizens Project toolkit
  • Questions and answers from audience
  • Distribution of toolkit

What were the outcomes?
  • In terms of the project
  • Collaboration across nine European cities
  • Development and distribution of the toolkit
  • Contribution to wider cross cutting themes of
  • In terms of Sunderland
  • An added resource to help improve our work
  • Higher profile for our work
  • In terms of young people
  • Greater skills and understanding in youth
    participation process
  • Knowledge and awareness of another culture
  • New friendships

And finally
  • Summary
  • What is it?
  • How was it managed?
  • How was it developed and delivered?
  • What were the outcomes?
  • Comments from some of the young people
  • Any questions?
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