The progress behind Self Advocacy Influencers Initiative implemented in North Macedonia

The progress behind Self Advocacy Influencers Initiative implemented in North Macedonia

Poraka Nova kicked off the implementation of the SAI Self Advocacy Influencers Initiative with an open call in April where 10 young people (5 participants and 5 mentors) were recruited to join the activities within this initiative and NEUEYT project.

In May the official training program begin and each week the participants are engaged in online training session where they learn to develop their own blogs, advancing skills in digital tools, gaining knowledge how to work on social media and expressing themselves through different digital channels. The main goal is to be heard and provoke a reaction from the relevant policy makers.

SAI is currently in the second module of the training course which will end this week, and next one the 3rd one will begin in the first week of July. In the next month hopefully we can share the websites that our participants will create with their mentors where they will advocate for different topics of their interest for the underrepresented youth and try to reach to the relevant stakeholders in the communities and policy makers.

Stay tuned.  

The Youth Council and 6 Steps initiative are now open in Trikala

The Youth Council and 6 Steps initiative are now open in Trikala

A few days ago, the Municipal Council of Trikala approved the establishment of the 1st Municipal Youth Council through a series of specific actions and actions. One of them is the Registration of the youngsters in an on line inventory from which the first Municipal Council will emerge.

The registration platform is now open will remain open until September the latest. In the meantime, a series of publicity actions are already taken place in order to reach as many youngsters as possible:

Some of the relevant press releases are the following:

What is more, Mr Stefanos Vavylis, Municipal Councilor and member of the formation committee of the Municipal Youth Council, presented the Youth Council and the on line registration platform at a local radio show last week. During his presentation Mr Vavylis pointed out the importance of the Youth Councilto become an opinion body that will not dwell on theory but will make suggestions, comments and provide solutions and ideas to the Municipal Authorities.

Last but not least, Mr. Vavylis, also introduced to the public the “Six steps to Participation in Civic and DemocraticProcesses” initiative that will take place in September. It has been pointed out that this workshops will be of great use to the youngsters registering to participate at the youth council.

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Applications for the Youth Council in Trikala are open!

Applications for the Youth Council in Trikala are open!

Municipal Council of Trikala in cooperation with the partners from Greece e-Trikala launched an open call for young people who will be the ones who will establish the 1st youth council, within the frame of the Initiative: Road map to digital youth council.
If you are between 14 to 28 years old, a citizen of Trikala and you are interested in participating in the democratic processes of a Municipal Youth Council representing your generation, follow the link below and register.
The registration platform will remain open until September the latest. In the meantime, a series of publicity actions will be carried out on what a Municipal Youth Council is and what procedures it follows.
The open call is avaiable on the resgister here button below.

NEUEYT Project presented at training activity in Catania, Italy

NEUEYT Project presented at training activity in Catania, Italy

Today our colleagues from Glocal Factory had a chance to present the NEUEYT project on the LTTA training activity in Italy, within the frame of the project Eurothon, a KA 2 for youth. The topic of the Eurothon project is similar to the NEUEYT projects, and in both cases in their activities engagement of young people and increasing their activism in the communities is in main focus.  


The European Hackathon: shaping youth ideas on the future of Europe project aims to broaden and strengthen youngsters’ civic engagement and participation in democratic processes, through their active participation in a training pathway that will have a student/youth-centred and action-oriented approach. More about the project can be found here: https://eurothon4youth.eu/

Trikala City council has officially embraced the implementation of the youth council

Trikala City council has officially embraced the implementation of the youth council

In relation to the Youth Council initiative that the Municipality of Trikala will implement via NEUEYT project a very important event took place. On the 31 of May, 2022 during the City Councils meeting the establishment of the Municipal Youth Council was discussed by the authorities.

The Municipal Council of Trikala approved the establishment of the Municipal Youth Council along with a number of actions that will take place the following months. The president of the Municipal Council G. Panagiotou and the implementer of the effort, Mich. Lappas, referred to the need to support the new generation in participating in democratic procedures.

Among others, the Mayor also pointed out the need to empower the next generation of people who wish to be involved in local administration procedures.

E-Trikala will work very close with the Municipality providing technical assistance in order to have a joined and optimal result. More meetings will take place in the near future.

Link from the official page of Trikala city: https://trikalacity.gr/idryetai-dimotiko-symvoylio-neon-ston-dimo-trikkaion/

Introducing the concept of Youth Council to the local community

Introducing the concept of Youth Council to the local community

In relation to the Youth Council initiative that the Municipality of Trikala will implement via NEUEYT project a very important event took place. On the 19th of May, 2022 the first step for the establishment of the Municipal Youth Council was taken by the Municipality of Trikala. The meeting took place at the City Hall, where representatives of local institutions and associations gathered.

During the meeting the Deputy Regional Minister of Health of Thessaly Mr. Dimitra Natsina and the Deputy Mayors of Trikala Efi Leventi and Vas. Kranias, the President of the Municipal Council of Trikala George Panagiotou and the Vice President of the Tsitsanis Museum and Head of the Volunteers of Trikala, Michalis Lappas, presented the aims and objectives of the Youth Council.

This first meeting was supported by representatives of local educational and cultural associations (Pyrgetou, Agia Kyriaki, Sotiras, Fotada, Apantachou Lagkadioton, Sarakatsanaion, Kipaki, Agia Moni, Agia Triada, Varousiou, Efxinou Club, Eloki Chotei, ELOK, Polio (“Asteras”, “Aeolos”, AS Asklipios, AS TRIKKI, SOAT, AST, Delphi), who had the opportunity to express their opinion and analyse the way that could support this endeavour.

Finally, E-Trikala had the chance to present NEUEYT project and more particularly the Six steps to democratic participation and the Youth Council initiatives to both the authorities and institutions. E-Trikala will work very close with the Municipality providing technical assistance in order to have a joined and optimal result. More meetings will take place in the near future.

Photo credit and Official website link: https://trikalacity.gr/proto-vima-gia-tin-idrysi-dimotikoy-symvoylioy-neon-d-trikkaion/