YPAD-Young People and Development
Piteå Municipality, Department of Culture and leisure, Sweden
Young people 18-25 years old, youth associations and centres, municipal civil servants, unemployed young people who don’t have specific skills or a relevant education.
European for Citizens Programme
To bring people from local communities across Europe together to share and exchange experiences, opinions and values within the field of young people development opportunities
YPAD – Young People and Development is a project funded by Europe for citizens program. The project is about town twinning between participants from Piteå Municipality Sweden, Forli Municipality Italy, Borgotaro Municipality Italy, Ferrol Municipality Spain, Camarinas Municipality Spain and Masku Municipality in Finland. The main objective of the project is to bring people from local communities across Europe together to share and exchange experiences, opinions and values within the field of young people development opportunities. We have pointed out three problems of common interest to be approached in the transnational meetings: lack of right competencies to be employed, marginalization of young people in the civil society, lack of competencies of public authorities to interact and to communicate effectively with young people. These issues are discussed during four seminars with different themes: unemployment and opportunities and training for self-employment; young entrepreneurship and opportunities within European municipalities; project ideas and how to support young people with good ideas; raising awareness in the municipality to face and overcome lack of communication. The meetings will last four days using different methodologies in order to involve better the target groups: Plenary sessions, work groups, informal meetings among young people and discussion panels. The coordination of the project will be follow by a specific work group with the task to be the contact point for local participants and to ensure an effective communication among the European partners. The target groups that will be involved in the project are: young people 18-25 years old; youth associations and centres; municipal civil servants; unemployed young people who don’t have specific skills or a relevant education.
Piteå kommun, Förvaltning/Nämnd, Svartuddsvägen 1, 941 85 Piteå, Tel. 0911-69 60 00, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org