A new Handbook on Youth Participation and Youth Inclusion has been published by APY
A few days ago, our member organization – Armenian Progressive Youth NGO (APY) – has published a “Handbook of Youth Participation and Youth Inclusion in the Eastern Partnership countries” which is designed for youth work practitioners and other professionals with responsibility for young people’s non-formal learning.
After two years and seven successful activities within the project “Everyone Matters! Development of Inclusive and Participatory Youth Work Practices in the Eastern Partnership countries”, it is important for APY to share the outcomes and benefits of the project with the community of youth workers in Europe, specifically in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.
The handbook includes a comprehensive assessment of the situation of youth work in Eastern Partnership countries with a focus on marginalized youth, specifically in rural and deprived urban areas of the region. It includes methods, resources, information and ABC of participation and inclusion in order to support youth workers in their daily work.
The Handbook also collects and capitalizes the experiences and testimonies of project participant organizations and participating youth workers. It includes the working methodologies, new tools and recommendations that were developed during the project.
APY designed this handbook in order to inform and provide insight on issues and approaches in relation to youth participation and youth inclusion in Eastern Partnership countries. APY also wanted to create a methodological source and guidelines for incorporation of inclusive, needs-based and participatory approaches into the activities for the community development.
We hope that this handbook will serve as a recourse for youth trainers and youth workers as well as authorities working with marginalized youth. We have tried to highlight the importance of inclusion and youth participation for the development of rural communities in the Eastern Partnership countries. We want to challenge readers in their assumptions and inspire action.
We encourage youth workers, educators, policy influencers, decision-makers, researchers, youth and community workers to read, to get inspired and to act!
Find the English version of the Handbook HERE!