YOUlead at a Glance
Young people have been facing a persistent silencing of their voice that leads to lowered interest in active participation in public life. As a generation that will bear the consequences of current cross-sectoral and complex issues (climate change, demographic change, racism, discrimination), young people need a flourishing civil society and civic space in which they can actively participate and utilise their political rights.
On top of that, COVID-19 crisis strengthened the trend of underrepresented young people in decision making and further decreased the number of opportunities to participate in public life.
The COVID-19 pandemics also strengthened the unemployment crisis that the youth had already been facing and also accelerated the transformation of the labour market and economy with the emphasis on digitalisation – another phenomenon faced mostly by the young people. It is of utmost importance for youth to take part in shaping their future since they are the one who will live in it.
Therefore, YOUlead aims to provide youth with knowledge and skills allowing them to build their understanding of the social and political issues that affect us all and disadvantage some. Through acquired training, young people will develop the capacity to become agents of change. At the same time, YOUlead outcomes enforce skills and capabilities that help young people to be fully prepared for college or full-time work.
Launching of the website
YOUlead seeks to achieve two main goals that are interlinked and complementing each other:
- Provide youth, especially youth with fewer opportunities, with learning opportunities and resources to attain an active presence in the public sphere, conceptualise, structure and promote their perceptions, views and suggestions in their fields of interest.
- Support organisations and personnel working in the field of youth to be in a position to empower, train, guide and support youth in becoming active citizens and foster civic participation
Thus, the consortium is pleased to announce the launch of the YOUlead website. Visit the website to learn more about the project and its results.