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“Using the Potentials of Youth Participation in Urban Development!”

“Using the Potentials of Youth Participation in Urban Development!”: Under this premise, ILS researcher Viktoria Kamuf presented and discussed results from the RELOCAL case study “Youth Centre Görlitz” during a workshop in March 2019.

The workshop aimed to present and discuss a variety of best practice examples for youth participation in villages, towns, and cities of the German state of Saxony. Amongst others, a closer look was taken at the association Second Attempt e.V., which is currently establishing a Centre for Youth and Socioculture in Görlitz and represents one of the two German case studies. Participants reinforced the need for more attention to young people in municipal decision-making and pled for more openness towards experimental processes, free spaces, and interactive dialogue.

The event was organised by the non-profit association for children and youth Saxony (Kinder- und Jugendring Sachsen) and took place in Görlitz. Around 25 representatives of Saxon municipal administrations and non-profit associations in the fields of urban development, street work, and social work participated.

Christian Thomas of Second Attempt e.V. presenting motivation and milestones of the initiative (Photo: KJRS)

Find more information on the RELOCAL case study “Youth Centre Görlitz”

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