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YouthMetre and the engagement of youth for democratic citizenship

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A presentation to the European Commission DG Education, on 22 February 2018 about the YouthMetre Project and its role of empowering youth with access to open geographic information and in enabling people politics through a data dashboard. The YouthMetre project (youthmetre.eu) and encourages youth to engage in European Youth Policy.

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YouthMetre and the engagement of youth for democratic citizenship

  1. 1. http://www.youthmetre.eu Karl Donert, President EUROGEO 22 February 2018
  2. 2. Policy making (UN)
  3. 3. A world of geographic information
  4. 4. Open data to empower the engagement of young people in youth policies in Europe http://www.youthmetre.eu
  5. 5. European Youth Strategy EYS (2010-8) has two main objectives: •Provide more and equal opportunities for young people in education and the job market •Encourage young people to actively participate in society
  6. 6. Eurobarometer Surveys • Examined active engagement of youth Youth increasingly distanced from policy making and decisions
  7. 7. Forward Looking Project • identify, test, develop innovative policy approaches • potential for mainstreaming …... • improving education / training systems • in-depth knowledge on target group(s) • methods / tools that help policies develop • conclusions relevant for policy makers
  8. 8. Barriers to participation
  9. 9. YouthMetre Challenge http://youthmetre.eu/training/ Online resources / training materials - v. soon Training for Local Authorities - Nov 2017 Training for NGOs - January 2018 MACRO level MESO level MiCRO level
  10. 10. Young people are heard Young people give their opinion Views taken into account Involved in decision making Participatory Action
  11. 11. http://eryica.org/page/principles-online-youth-information
  12. 12. Bonney, R., Cooper, C. and Ballard, H., 2016. The theory and practice of Citizen Science: Launching a new journal. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 1(1). Finquelievich, S., 2014. From Cultural Consumers to Cultural Prosumers: Citizens’ Co-creation of Cultural Changes in Information Society. Internet and Socio-Cultural Transformations in Information Society, p.137.
  13. 13. Barriers to participation
  14. 14. Structured Dialogue How to connect?
  15. 15. Research & data sets http://youthmetre.eu/policy-research/
  16. 16. 15 Study Groups http://youthmetre.eu/study-groups/
  17. 17. 20 Key Findings http://youthmetre.eu/policy-research/
  18. 18. YouthMetre Key features: •a dashboard of European data on Youth •a database of good practice initiatives •Crowdmap / cases of proposed initiatives •a high profile launch event •training of multipliers •Final event – showcasing developments
  19. 19. http://youthmetre.eu/youthmetre/ Youth Development Index Based on 87 indicators Related to youth well-being NUTS 3 level
  20. 20. http://knowto.org/ym/ Data Dashboard
  21. 21. Good Practices http://arcg.is/1TAbmn7
  22. 22. http://youthmetre.eu/study-group-surveys/ Crowdmap: Youth ideas
  23. 23. http://youthmetre.eu/study-group-surveys/ Crowdmap: LA Practices How to implement?
  24. 24. The GeoCitizen App
  25. 25. information inspiration interaction implementation
  26. 26. Process: Orient - Browse Identify - Collect Share - Discuss Propose - Rate Implement - Monitor
  27. 27. Pilot in Marche region
  28. 28. Pilot in Upper Austria
  29. 29. YouthMetre Training http://youthmetre.eu/training/ Online resources / training materials available Non formal learning approaches Training for Youth / Youth Workers – Feb 2017 onwards Training for Local Authorities - Nov 2017 Training for NGOs – June 2018
  30. 30. European Commission (2015), Creating Value Through Open Data http://tinyurl.com/j6qypoe
  31. 31. YouthMetre: What Impact? (Graham et al., 2015) • rejuvenating democracy • reforming corrupt institutions • holding business and government to account • improving the quality of data available • changing relationships between data producers, data users and institutions Graham M, De Sabbata S and Zook MA (2016), Towards a study of information geographies, Geo, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/geo2.8/abstract
  32. 32. YouthMetre Training http://youthmetre.eu/training/ Online resources / training materials - v. soon Training for Local Authorities - Nov 2017 Training for NGOs - January 2018 Using Open Data Information Participatory
  33. 33. People’s Politics
  34. 34. Web: http://www.youthmetre.eu Newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/YouthMetre1 Email: eurogeomail@yahoo.co.uk Twitter: @youthmetre
  35. 35. Karl Donert eurogeomail@yahoo.co.uk @karldonert @eurogeography Karl Donert eurogeomail@yahoo.co.uk @karldonert @eurogeography

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