We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you! The mobility event in Cento, Italy from 20th to 21st of April was a great success! The event brought together stakeholders and young people from Italy, France and Norway to discuss youth democratic participation and involvement.

The event was full of engaging activities, including a meeting with the Mayor and political leadership from the Municipality of Cento. The local government presented its youth policy programme and priorities, which led to a fruitful discussion between youth politicians and stakeholders. During the meeting between the Mayors of Cento, and Lillesand (NO), they shared their experiences and initiatives they are curing out to improve the quality of life of youngsters. It was a great opportunity to learn from each other and improve the policies for a betterment of their respective communities.

Participants also had the chance to explore Cento’s cultural heritage through a guided visit, which was a great way to understand the city’s history and values.

The encounter with the representatives of the Youth Council was also very appreciated  and all the parties animatedly discussed topics of main interest for youth. The discussion also touched upon public-private cooperation in joint community-based initiatives/projects and best practices exchange. Participants had the chance to meet with Alessandro Mazzini from Strade NGO, Stefano Resca from Bangherang Association, and Enrico Taddia from Fondazione Zanandrea, who shared their valuable insights and experiences.

Overall, the event was a fruitful opportunity for young people and stakeholders to come together, discuss ideas, and try to find ways to improve communities, youth participation in democratic life, as well as mutual forms of dialogue and listening.. Let’s continue to prioritize youth engagement for a more inclusive society for all!