ABOUT THE PROJECT
The YUPAD project aims to enable young people to understand, practice, and influence participatory budgets across European cities. The project will develop the capacity building of educators and local authorities to implement participatory budgeting and increase civic participation among youth. Project objectives are to further knowledge of already existing practices in youth participatory budgets combining the research, policy, and youth work practices. It will create and put in place local policy mechanisms for participatory budgets and will develop capacity of educators to provide quality non-formal educational activities for young people on topics of youth participatory budgets. This will enable local authorities to put in practice youth participatory budgets using big data while addressing digital transformation.
The project activities will comprise Management and quality assurance (WP1); “Food for Thought”: Recipes, The Fair, The Cookbook (WP2); YUPAD Calculator and Training Curricula for Educators and Policymakers (WP3); Capacity Building for Youth, Educators and Local Authorities (WP4); and Policy and Sustainability (WP5). The impact will be directly measured on targeted groups during the project activities and indirectly on other stakeholders targeted only by communication, dissemination, networking, and sustainability activities. There will be a short impact during the project duration, which will also have effects in the medium and long-term (2 and 5 years afterward, respectively).