Mobilising Youth and Youth Service Talent through Immersive Co-design
Young people with fewer opportunities from ‘left-behind communities’ are hard to reach and engage with. The solution to this circular and self-defeating problem is first, to bring the missing skills to youth workers and volunteers and, second, support young people from left-behind communities to themselves become community leaders.
About the Project
Train youth workers and volunteers as 'Community Mediators'
Train young people with fewer opportunities to become 'Community Leaders'
Set up 'Co-Design Labs' for them to work together to address problems of trans-national yet local interest
Consolidate project results and learning in an 'Open Toolkit'
Develop a blended training programme
Pilot and evaluate the programme
Run Community Co-Labs and action research projects in them
Deliver outreach, dissemination and sustainability activities
Professional youth workers/volunteers
Young people aged 18 to 30 with fewer opportunities
Youth organisations, policy-makers, research communities
50 youth workers/volunteers and 50 young people complete the programme
25 community-based projects co-designed
youth workers work more effectively with young people from 'left behind' communities
EU youth organisations increase their innovation, reach, relevance and quality
Young people with fewer opportunities become catalysts to improve the life chances of their peers increased community social capitalbetter targeted and more focused youth policy
MYSTIC developmental and training programme combining on-line Foundation course and interactive game, with an immersive
residential mobility programme incorporating interactive workops, case-based practical exercises and an 'outward bound' element to
challenge participants and get them to think out of the box
4 Co-Labs set up in different EU locations
‘Open Toolkit’ - including Catalogue of good practice cases on what works, policy recommendations, design templates and tools and
detailed evaluation results.
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