The importance of youth participation in local government is a key dimension of the succes of sustainable urban planning. It allows young people and urban citizens taking ownership of the city strategy, thus creating bottom-up implementation and mobilizing local ressources. Encouraging youth participation in local policy should focus on empowering young people, inviting policy makers to share decision with young people so as to reach youth mainstreaming.
Toneta examines Youth and its possibilities for networking. Intense exchange among the different stakeholders involved in the project so as to prepare the meeting showing the importance of youth policies as a result of synergies that can be enhanced through town twinning and networking.
Building on the results of the Cabuenes-meeting, TONETA partnership has drafted a “SUD Plan” that involves a strong youth participation dimension.
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- Social media power youth political participation (phys.org)
- Research Proposal on Youth Participation in Sustainable Community Development (ivythesis.typepad.com)