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Local reporters

Send cameras out to local youth reporters in different places around the world, and let them interview other young people about opportunities and challenges of participating in decisions that affect them.

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Collect and share youth participation success stories

Collected throughout the year, but highlighted and shared (with in-depth interviews, commentary, etc.) during the Week. Mobilize young journalists and youth-led media around the world for that.

Open questions:

- what format should those stories have?

- who would be the target audience? who are the people we want to inform/convince with those stories?

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14 votes

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Open House

Where young people are being invited in the places where decision are made (e.g. local/national parliaments, community assembly halls, etc.) and are informed on those processes and how to get involved.

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Project Twinning

Create virtual twinning opportunities for participation projects - giving young people and adults involved in participation a chance to talk online / via video-conference with a similar project in another part of the world.

Offered as a one-off opportunity, or the chance to develop a longer-term relationship.

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"Each one reach one"

Pair young people with other young people who are not usually involved in youth participation opportunities and invite them to learn about opportunities, challenges, and to act on them. Open questions: - who are the people who are reaching out and how do we identify them and encourage them to do this? - who are the people we're reaching out to and how do we identify them and encourage them to do this? - what would the ...more »

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Decision-makers for a day

Giving young people the chance to be the ones who make decisions for one day, at a specific organization/municipality/government agency/etc., especially if they deal with decisions that affect young people. Provide them with the necessary training to do so beforehand. Document the whole thing.

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Awareness travel

Documenting a journey around the world where the traveler(s) explain to the viewers/readers about youth participation in the places they visit.

Open questions:

- who does the traveling?

- where do they travel?

- what kind of interaction do they have with youth and adults in the place they're going to?

- in what format would the reporting be?

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9 votes

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Youth Participation Award

To be given to the best organizations that champion youth participation in their work.

Open questions:

- what would the award consist of?

- how do we determine which organization is most worthy of it?

- how do we use this award as an opportunity to collect and showcase success stories of youth participation?

- where and when would the award take place?

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9 votes

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Participation Skill Shares

Creating small open-space events where young people and adults committed to youth participation can get together and share skills, tactics, ideas and issues.

Aiming to make sure everyone goes away with new connections (a stronger network) and new skills (better equipped to ensure participation is meaningful and makes change).

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Best ideas from different countries in the same region go for a caravan at the grassroots in all those countries

I suggest that young people from different countries should have a one day event in their country to share their ideas and projects then the best ideas from those countries among the same region should be picked and go to a caravan that will include best ideas from different countries and go round to countries of their region meeting and having dialogue with the youths on the ground in those countries on youth participation ...more »

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Radio/TV Programmes

Radio/TV talk-show, debates and programmmes involving youth dealing with issues on a determined and suitable topic during the Global Youth Participation Week.

These topics could determined in line with the theme of the year's GYPW celebration.

It could also be a program hosted by a youth with panel including youth and decision makers discussing youth policies and national issues.

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7 votes

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Global Yparticipate Online Convention

I suggest you...A day in the celebration week taken to bring together all Yparticipate Ambassadors across the world for an online conference. This conference can serve any or more of the following purposes; 1. share youth participation knowledge and trends across the globe, 2. a get together time for the Global Yparticipate fraternity for an interaction that could bond us strongly together, 3. a forum to educate and ...more »

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6 votes

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An Event to Create Political Awareness in Youths

These days, with pop music and social networking as the hottest trend, youths are not concern and aware about the political trend and situation in their own country and also around the globe. Some of them do not even know how the government works. They must realise that the future of the country and the world lies within their hands, and they have to get themselves prepared. Get them engaged in politics from young can ...more »

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6 votes

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"If I had my say..."

Young people take pictures with post-its or other pieces of paper that finish the sentence "If I had my say..." with what they would say/do in their particular context. Then they share those pictures through the GYPW website.

Open questions:

- what would such a picture look like?

- how would we encourage young people to take them?

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6 votes

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Youth in Schools

In many parts of the world, youth don't participate enough in their schools decision-making. Many schools do not have a special council only for the students. If Youth aren't able to participate in the school they attend, they wouldn't be able to participate outside of school as strong and openly as they should!

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Unexpected Engagement...

Create a booklet / web micro-site focussing on 'Unexpected Participation': stories of unusual contexts in which young people's participation is being promoted and realised - and exploring new models of decision making, engagement and action. Designed as a provocation to encourage those already engaged with participation projects; and those new to ideas of youth participation; to think creatively and critically about ...more »

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5 votes

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CULTURAL NIGHT

"Cultural Night"; where everybody wears the dresses of their culture. Also it can be merged with the performing night where youth from different cultures will represent various aspects of their culture. All the delegates can enjoy this night while having the dinner.

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5 votes

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Lecture series

In schools and universities, teaching young people about youth participation and related opportunities.

Open questions:

- what is the content of the lecture(s) and who would provide that?

- who would deliver them?

- which schools and universities should we focus on?

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5 votes

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United For The Youth

One day within the celebration week should bring together all other organizations championing youth participation together to for a congress, campaign, talk, or a walk. The aim is for all this organizations, led by Yparticipate, to push a voice to the decision makers and the Elderly letting them know its time for the youth to be part of decisions that affect them. This could be televised nationally and/or captured by ...more »

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We Can!

This event is to highlight what the youth can do when given the chance, especially in the developing world where the youth are less encouraged to take initiatives. During this event local members of Yparticipate should identify a project in their community that they would take up and work on. This event should also highlight what the youth can do when given the chance. To do this local Yparrticipate leaders must use ...more »

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Celebrity endorsements

A series of videos (YouTube and/or television) or perhaps a series of posters (or Web banners) involving celebrities. We would involve somebody who has done something in the past for the cause of youth participation. Could be international stars, or famous people who can be easily recognized locally in case the initiative is adapted to different regions/countries. Open questions: - what celebrities to involve? - what ...more »

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5 votes

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Participation Film Club / Book Club

Publishing a list of films / books from around the world that provide discussion starters about the way young people are engaged in decision making.

Encouraging groups of young people to watch the films, discuss them, and optionally record their discussions / take notes from their discussion to post on a project blog.

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