The youth exchange got Citaslow as theme and the name of this exchange is "Young cittaslow II". It's a part two of the exchange from last year and the goal is to explore each other's Cittaslow, to build relations and also do some group work on the criterias of Cittaslow. We would like to work out some suggestions on criterias that have focus on Youth, and youth activities. There will be 24 youth from each country. The exchange lasts from 1st – 8th of august, and is supported/financed by the "Youth in action"-EU program (important to mention that if you/we publicize information about the exchange).
o 24 youth from Levanger and 24 youth from Orvieto
o 7 days youth exchange in Orvieto
o Financed mainly by the «Youth in action» –program (80%),
the rest from Levanger municipality and the participating
youth from Levanger.
o Initiativ by the youth council of Levanger
o Wish of involving young people more in international
o Wish of involving young people more in the Cittaslow work.
o Natural venue: The city hosting the Cittaslow headquarter:
o Experiencing Orvieto as a Cittaslow
o Knowledge of the Cittaslow
o Knowledge of the youth aspects of
o To learn more about youth policy
and rural/urban development
through the Cittaslow movement
o To increase young people´s
interest and participation in the
work of Cittaslow
o Getting international relations
o Cultural competence/better
understanding of cultural diversity
o Social competence.
o Comunication and language
The Specific work concerning
Cittaslow and youth
Going through the
Doing research in the
Researching the youth
dimention in Cittaslow
Discussing the research
The language used in the
criteria itsself is
complicated. Not very
easy for youth to
Many of the criterias take
care of values that also
include youth´s, but none
of the criterias mentions
youth in specific. If youth
were mentioned, that
would obligate the
members more concerning
the youth issues.
Goals for the future
o Arrangeing a revisit, an exchange in Levanger with
the youth from Orvieto, summer of 2013.
o Showing the Cittaslow spirit and the culture of
Levanger in the same impressive way we got to
o Comparing and discussing differences and
o Develop suggestions of criteria containing a
direct youth dimention.
o Further working with Cittaslow and youth through
exchanges and other projects, including more
nations and members.