International Youth Day
The Association joins the celebration of the International Youth Day, 12 August, sharing with you some initiatives of the member cities and some publication focused on youth.
According to United Nations, Youth are 18% of the World population. That is 1,200 million people. 87% of them live in developing countries. Its aspirations energy and aims are essential for the development of their societies. At the same time, Youth face daily challenges such as the limited access to education, Health, occupation, housing, etc.
Local government have a relevant role so as to give answers to those challenges. Here attached you will find a selection of good practices from member cities that deal with key issues for youth such as autonomy, participation, intergenerational relations, new technologies, sport as a tool of social cohesion, etc.
CASCAIS – Nature Observation Youth Volunteer Programme
GRANOLLERS – SobrePantalles.net: Preventing the misuse of the new tecnologies
PRAIA – Sport for all
RENNES – KAPS – sharing flats and solidarity projects
TOLUCA – Youth Educating Summer Program
You can consult more good practices here.
Furthermore, we would like to share the Monograph City, Youth and Education,