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Concepts related to youth participation.

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    • Youth Participation - a closer look at some related concepts youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 Youth participation and democracy >> Without youth participation democracy cannot exist, but not all youth participation is democratic. >> Democracy gives every young person the right to participate, but the right is often refused or not used. >> What are the reasons for these decisions (refusal, ignorance, unawareness)? >> The concept of democracy is permanently evolving. >> Democracy can only be shaped through the active and conscious participation of (young) people. >> There is no democracy (yet) with full participation. >> Is participation really wanted by the elites currently in power? >> Critical thinking is an essential prerequisite for conscious participation. >> The role of the media in stimulating and offering critical reflection is crucial. introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 What is youth? introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 What is youth? >> a psychological phase in the development of a human - persons in the making? >> a biological phase, a fact of life that passes by and everyone passes through? >> a group of the population with problems of one kind or another? >> a part of the citizenry without the right to vote, and thus disregarded by polities? Contemporary Social Science >> young people as protagonists taking actively part in the social process >> young people as active social agents in their own right Contemporary European Politics >> young people as a resource and potential, not a problem - no deficit model: what can they do? >> youth policy: transversal, compley and holistic approach cutting across many policy areas introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 Buzz away How are young people seen in your organisation: as problems, as victims, as intervention targets - or as active social agents? How can you prove / verify the approach: how does it show? introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 Youth work on participation tends to be decontextualised introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 ... but only contextualisation recognises complexity and facilitates meaningful approaches to youth work introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 Buzz away How aware are you and is your organisation of the social con- texts of your target groups? How do social context, youth work and youth initiatives influ- ence the participation of the young people you work with? introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 Buzz away What skills do you think are needed to enable a youth worker to recognise, comprehend, analyse and interpret social context? Which of these skills are part of the youth workers training in your country and/or context? introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 Triangular dimensions of youth participation (Marc Jans and Kurt de Backer) introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 Triangular dimensions of youth participation (Marc Jans and Kurt de Backer) Challenge >> a personal or social theme a young person is attracted by and devoted for >> a self-defined aim: not defined by youth work >> youth research shows: felt challenges are plenty! Capacity >> the power to influence things meaningfully, to make a difference (power) >> the potential to engage to the best of own capacity (empowerment) Connexion >> a feeling of connection with others, a community of shared perceived challenges >> a need going beyond young people: support also by the public domain - but without taking power away introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 Buzz away What is the relationship of the three dimensions ‘challenge, con- nexion, capacity’ within the target group you work with? How was that relationship unbalanced in the last project which failed? introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 More dimensions of youth participation (Marc Jans and Kurt de Backer) introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 internal / external vs direct / indirect youth participation (Marc Jans and Kurt de Backer) introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 Buzz away Do the projects of your organisation focus more on the external or internal dimension of participation? Is youth participation in your context more direct or indirect? Does your project focus more on direct or indirect participation? introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 Youth participation as a question of power introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 Youth participation as a question of power From tokenism to citizenship? The ladder of participation >> Sherry Arnstein, 1969. Roger Hart, 1992. (TC Charter, 2006.) >> What is the top-form of participation? >> Youth is no homogenuous group >> Social and economic exclusion >> Adequacy of participation approaches >> De-contextualised, theoretical introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?
    • Youth Participation youth & participation = youth participation? Workshop Participation & Democracy. TC European Citizenship. Antalya, 2007 Think away Where are the young people you work with on the ladder? - in your community/context in general? - in your most participatory project? - in your least participatory project? introduction >> youth >> context >> dimensions and triangles >> hierarchies and ladders >> and you?