Meaningful Youth Participation Symposium

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Youth Policy Symposium on "Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making" -- these are the slides outlining the context, aims, objectives and programme details.

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Meaningful Youth Participation Symposium

  1. 1. WELCOME to The London Symposium, May 16 – 18, 2011 Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making @youthpolicy #youthpolicy
  2. 2. The London Symposium, May 16 – 18, 2011 Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making @youthpolicy #youthpolicy <ul><li>AIMS </li></ul><ul><li>Share and learn from the experience and perspectives of others </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge ourselves to think about what meaningful participation is and could be </li></ul><ul><li>Develop shared principles, considerations, standards and actions </li></ul>
  3. 3. The London Symposium, May 16 – 18, 2011 Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making @youthpolicy #youthpolicy Programme - Day 1 1. Keynote speakers 2. Mapping us, and what is meaningful participation? 3. What ’s happening, where and how – Presentations 4. Why? – Stakeholder dialogues 5. Exploring power – Table activity 6. Barriers and challenges – Presentations and Q&A 7. What needs to be done? – World Café (sort of) 8. Marketplace and informal workshops
  4. 4. The London Symposium, May 16 – 18, 2011 Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making @youthpolicy #youthpolicy <ul><li>Programme - Day 2 </li></ul><ul><li>From issues to solutions – Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>How can we do things better? – Presentations and Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>What are our priorities? – Group activity </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do? – Stakeholder group discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Will our ideas work? – Review from different stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting proposals and making commitments </li></ul><ul><li>Close </li></ul>
  5. 5. The London Symposium, May 16 – 18, 2011 Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making @youthpolicy #youthpolicy A word from the convenors - Noel Selegzi Director Youth Initiative, Open Society Foundations - Gordon Blakely Director Youth, British Council
  6. 6. The London Symposium, May 16 – 18, 2011 Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making @youthpolicy #youthpolicy Jennifer Corriero Co-founder, Taking IT Global
  7. 7. The London Symposium, May 16 – 18, 2011 Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making @youthpolicy #youthpolicy Howard Williamson Professor of European Youth Policy, University of Glamorgan
  8. 8. The London Symposium, May 16 – 18, 2011 Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making @youthpolicy #youthpolicy Chad Blackman and Anne Gammon
  9. 9. The London Symposium, May 16 – 18, 2011 Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making @youthpolicy #youthpolicy Who are we? – Mapping our experience And What is meaningful youth participation in international decision-making?
  10. 10. The London Symposium, May 16 – 18, 2011 Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making @youthpolicy #youthpolicy What ’s happening, where and how? Overview of the youth participation landscape – examples from practice
  11. 11. The London Symposium, May 16 – 18, 2011 Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making @youthpolicy #youthpolicy Rationales and assumptions Why do we do this and what do we need to ask ourselves
  12. 12. “ The Why Pie”
  13. 13. The London Symposium, May 16 – 18, 2011 Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making @youthpolicy #youthpolicy Exploring Power Steadman Noble
  14. 14. The London Symposium, May 16 – 18, 2011 Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making @youthpolicy #youthpolicy What are the barriers and challenges to meaningful participation?
  15. 15. The London Symposium, May 16 – 18, 2011 Meaningful Youth Participation in International Decision-Making @youthpolicy #youthpolicy So… What needs to be done?
  16. 16. @youthpolicy #youthpolicy <ul><li>World Café Tables </li></ul><ul><li>Access and inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Youth mainstreaming </li></ul><ul><li>Power and change </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions and capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability and representation of young people </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency of organisations and structures </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring the impact of youth particiaption </li></ul><ul><li>Free - Choose your theme </li></ul><ul><li>Free - Choose your theme </li></ul>
  17. 17. @youthpolicy #youthpolicy World Café Tables Round 1: Defining the issues what are the key challenges related to this theme Round 2: Identifying practice and innovation what examples of good practice exist that address this theme? How do concepts of space and power make us to do things differently Round 3: Identifying actions and ways ahead what do we need to consider? What approaches must be take? Who information/ who is missing?

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