Why is it so important to involve young people?

We speak about Youth Participation, but what does that really mean? Allowing young people the opportunity to help shape service delivery and organisational practices are just a few advantages of youth participation.

Our partners at YAC VIC released some guidelines to help us better understand what youth participation is.

Another great resource is the YERP toolbox for young people between 12 -25 years old who wish to make a difference in their communities.

Dovetail helps us understand the benefits of having a youth friendly service. Including young people in the discussion of what a youth friendly service looks like ensures we are able to deliver better services to them.

There are a lot of new and innovative ways to encourage youth participation happening in Europe.