EUth - Tools and Tips for Mobile and Digital Youth Participation in and across Europe

The aim of EUth is to get more young people involved in political decision-making and increase youth trust in European political institutions. This will on the one hand be achieved by developing technical support: an open and easy-to-use online participation platform along with different mobile tools and apps for smartphones and tablets. These can after the project’s termination be embedded into one’s own web presence. Additionally concomitant services will be delivered such as a practical support tool, giving advice on how to set up concrete projects when using the EUth software. Also country specific guidelines and recommendations are offered on how to overcome key barriers.

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All features and tools of the platform are going to be tested in three pilot projects: AEGEE, one of Europe’s biggest interdisciplinary student organizations, will use EUth-systems to improve communication and discussion processes with its members. The City of Paris and the French Federation of Community Centers will implement EUth-systems in order to foster youth empowerment and inclusion in their respective fields of action. In Italy and Slovenia a cross-border pilot will aim at initiating young community managers, who will then implement new policies in co-operation with their local administrations.

Finally EUth deploys a very innovative dissemination strategy: To really increase the quality and quantity of youth e-participation ERYICA, the European Youth Information and Counseling Agency with its network of 34 umbrella organizations, will support 10 of its members with 10.000 €, in order to initiate digital participation projects with EUth-software.

Outcomes

  • An all-in-one proven digital and mobile participation software, ready to be embedded in youth organisations’ and administrations’ web presence.
  • Tools and tips how to shape a digital participation project and how to use the software.

Project Coordinator

NEXUS INSTITUTE FOR COOPERATION MANAGEMENT AND INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH (nexus), Germany

Project Partners

MISSIONS PUBLIQUES, France
LIQUID DEMOCRACY E.V. (liqd), Germany
IJAB - INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, Germany
THE DANISH BOARD OF TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION (DBT), Denmark
ALFSTORE (Alf), France
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (KTH), Sweden
INSTITUTO DI STUDI PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI (ISIS), Italy
DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OF THE HEART OF SLOVENIA (HS), Slovenia
ASSOCIATION DES ÉTATS GÉNÉRAUX DES ÉTUDIANTS DE L’EUROPE (AEGEE), Belgium
EUROPEAN YOUTH INFORMATION AND COUNSELLING AGENCY (ERYICA), Luxembourg

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