Youth Empowered to Change the World (YECW)
Timespan: 20/12/2021 – 19/12/2023
Donor: Erasmus+ (KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Capacity Building in the field of Youth)
Applicant: NGO IUVENTA (Serbia)
Partners: Local Democracy Agency Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina); TDM 2000 (Italy); VSI PASAULIO PILIECIU AKADEMIJA (GCA) (Lithuania); Farhat Hached Institute for Research and Democracy (FHIRD) (Tunisia); JORDAN Youth Innovation Forum (Jordan)
With this project we will promote young people’s sociopolitical development and psychological empowerment such that they understand the roots of problems facing their communities and have the skills and motivation to take action by using PAR methodology. By applying the Participatory Action Research methodology in the local community, young people will be able to conduct public advocacy towards decision makers that lead to a potential solution to the problem and their direct or indirect involvement in decision-making processes.
Overall goal of this project is to build the capacity of partner organizations and their members on participatory action research (PAR) and foster the use PAR methodology in addressing different community issues and take concrete actions that lead to social changes.
SO1: Develop participants’ understanding of Participatory Action Research (PAR) methodology and how it can improve participants own and their organizational practices in the field of youth participation and engagement
SO2: Develop future researchers’ competences, knowledge and skills on the PAR process and multiplying PAR methodology
SO3: To use PAR methodology focusing on pressing issues related to young people: engagement and participation, especially engagement and participation in decision making process
SO4: Promote Participatory Action Research Methodology to support sustained youth participation in democratic life and strengthen youth participation and engagement initiatives
SO5: Support young people’s socio-political development and psychological empowerment, so that they understand the roots of problems facing their communities, and have the skills and motivation to take PAR action as agents of positive change.