Training course "Youth exploring participation"

When: 17-23 March 2018

Where: Kapraluv Mlyn, Ochoz u Brna, Czech Republic

Who: Youth and Environment Europe

Project description:

The training course will bring together 32 young people - youth workers and active volunteers from various environmental youth organisations. During the training course we will dive deep into the topic of youth participation, empowerment and public participation as a tool to promote citizens’ engagement in environmental governance and policy-making processes. The participants will explore and learn more about the following topics:

  • Public participation
  • Youth participation: why it is important to involve young people and how it might affect their lives
  • Theory of participation: Hart’s participation ladder, different aspects of participation (political, civic, action research)
  • Examples of successful youth participation from various countries
  • How NGOs can influence and promote youth participation
  • Tools for engaging young people and concrete knowledge and skills for future projects.

Aim and objectives:

The aim of the training course is to explore and establish the role of environmental youth organisations in fostering youth participation.


  • To explore the definition and importance of public and youth participation and variations of youth participation
  • To share experiences of organising projects connected with youth participation
  • To provide environmental youth organisations with tools for engaging young people as active citizens