How can digital participation encourage young people to participate in society and in political life? What methods and tools are most effective? What do policymakers, local authorities, child and youth services organisations and youth initiatives need to put digital youth participation in place? The project jugend.beteiligen.jetzt is about to launch an online platform offering relevant information and tools.
The project supports practitioners with expertise, tools and training courses. It describes good practices and contains links to selected youth participation projects. The result is an ever-growing, varied youth participation network that contributes to creating a youth-friendly society.
jugend.beteiligen.jetzt shares insights gained in connection with successful projects such as youthpart, youthpart #lokal, Ichmache>Politik and the Structured Dialogue. By building a network of multipliers, it contributes towards building a positive culture around participation.
jugend.beteiligen.jetzt is a joint initiative by the German Children and Youth Foundation (DKJS), the German Federal Youth Council (DBJR) and IJAB – the International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany and is supported financially by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. The Ministry’s coordination unit (Handeln für eine jugendgerechte Gesellschaft) is responsible for integrating the project into the Ministry’s youth strategy of the same name.
The platform, reachable at www.jugend.beteiligen.jetzt, will go online in mid 2016.