Young people are the generation most affected by local and global developments. They are facing unemployment and professional insecurity, political instability, economic recession and most importantly, climate change.
All these problems are making young people insecure about their stability and well-being in the future, especially in Albania. Therefore, it is crucial for young people to be part of decisions that directly affect their lives, bringing better, more democratic and sustainable results.
We are witnessing that many young people in Europe are participating in decision-making by demonstrating their skills for advocacy, effective communication and negotiation. Special attention is paid to their commitment to challenge injustices and to be anti-conformists. Many young people, with their unique perspectives, have begun to shape youth councils, communities and the environment around them, influencing policymakers, professionals and the media.
The purpose of this programme is to increase the perception and confidence of young people in their potential as agents of change, encouraging their higher involvement in decision-making processes, at the central and local levels.
This programme focuses on the promotion of project ideas related to youth participation in local government through activities that strengthen the development of volunteerism and activism, organizing debates and advocacy groups, as well as capacity building sessions with a focus on amplifying youth voices, etc.