Project Duration: January 2023 – July 2024
Project Number: 2022-2-BG01-KA220-YOU-000102352
The project Independence of Youth Councils aims to explore and analyze the current capacity of youth councils to participate in the decision-making process, the support provided by the state, and the preservation of their independence in order to develop outcomes that will benefit all youth policy stakeholders by gaining a more up-to-date view of the current situation and to make more adequate structures for the improvement of the capacity of NYCs (and their member organizations) to participate in the decision-making process concerning the lives of young people and to stay independent.
The main outcomes of the project are the following:
- A Report on the legal and administrative environment in which youth councils function based on the results of the performed research activities.
- A Comparative analysis of the legal and administrative environment mapping repetitive differences and similarities between the different countries.
- A Collection of good practices with a description of the specific cases.
- The development of an innovative training program and methodology for advocacy, empowerment and capacity building of youth councils.
- The development of youth leaders’ key civic competencies from the participating countries and overall raised the capacity of the participating youth councils
- Draft proposal for a Policy Paper to be submitted to the European youth forum.
The project consortium includes nine partners from nine different countries, as follows:
National Youth Forum Bulgaria (Bulgaria)
- Nacionalen Mladinski Sovet na Makedonija (North Macedonia)
- Krovna Organizacija Mladih Srbije (Serbia)
- Mladinski Svet Slovenije (Slovenia)
- Latvijas Jaunatnes Padome (Latvia)
- Consiliul Tieretului din Romania (Romania)
- Consiglio Nazionale dei Giovani (Italy)
- Consejo de la Juventud de Espana (Spain)
- Cyprus Youth Council (Cyprus)