Youth in transition
Overview on the project
According to the priority of the “European Youth Forum”, EDU2030 seeks to empower young people as agents of their own sustainable future. As it is necessary to identify the root causes of inequalities in order to challenge the status quo, the youth should develop competencies in various sustainability-relevant sectors, developing green sectorial skills strategies and methodologies, as well as have a voice about future-oriented curricula that better meet the needs of individuals and communities.
We demand that the voice of youth is properly included in the negotiations and, therefore, it calls for a more democratic and equitable process for localizing Agenda 2030, which both includes young people and also tackles inequalities: “reinforcing links between policy, research and practice” becomes in this perspective a fundamental vector to approach a just and fair transition.Those are the beliefs and the motives that brought this idea project to life: to foster open and distance learning aimed to develop key competencies and green skills in localizing the goals and principles of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
What is EDU2030 general aim?
The objectives of the project in a trasnational framework are:
– contributing to mainstream the principle of sustainable development across policy making in the consortium’s countries;
– providing innovative youth-led tools on Just and Fair Transition accessible for grassroot organizations;
– establishing a transnational alliance between local communities of young people committed to be “critical agents of change”.
What are EDU2030 specific goals?
Edu2030: Youth in transition will produce 3 tangible results:
The production of a handbook: KNOTS OF TRANSITION: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS. The handbook results will be presented in a pragmatic manner, aimed at the hands-on project team, and are supported by relevant references to examples of best and/or good practices, competence centers, and role models which are being carried.
Create educational contents: the YOUTH IN TRANSITION MOOC, which will be realized and implemented in different phases marked first by the time and then by the results of studies and research in the field of young people and youth workers by the networking formed by the partnership in conjunction and collaboration. Young people, youth workers and youth leaders involved in the project will continue to carry out actions in their communities and at transnational level supported by this newly open and distance educational resource.
GUIDELINES TO LOCALIZE THE 2030 AGENDA: this toolkit is addressed at regional and local policy-makers responsible for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, as well as other stakeholders involved in the process. Its goal is to support and guide on how to organize the meaningful participation of young people. It provides a set of principles, methods and concrete tips of how to maximize the meaningful participation of youth in the programming, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the people reached by the Youth in Transition project. Moreover, the project sought to directly involve young people, policy-makers, youth organisations and stakeholders in shaping the main design elements of the toolkit, so as to ensure it is as useful and as close as possible to the real needs and challenges of both young people and the local authorities advocating for a just and fair transition.
Project activities and outcomes
Guidelines to Localize the Agenda 2030
Its goal is to support and guide on how to organize the meaningful participation of young people. It provides a set of principles, methods and concrete tips on how to maximize the meaningful participation of youth in the programming, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the people reached by the Youth in Transition project.
Youth in Transition MOOC
EDU2030 is about believing in lifelong learning as the key to lasting change. Our new MOOC is designed to equip the youth with crucial skills, fostering a commitment to sustainable practices that will shape the future of our planet.
Built on the European Sustainability Competency Framework, or GreenComp, meticulously developed by the European Commission, the MOOC provides both educators and learners with a roadmap for effective sustainable action.
Knots of Transition
After taking an in-depth look at the global context and the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis on the realization of the 2030 Agenda, the document collects and analyses good practices adopted by member and non-member companies that are committed to pursuing one or more Sustainable Development Goals. The handbook stems from Impronta Etica’s Working Group “SDGs for Companies: Innovation Opportunities and Impacts on Business” which first published a document on the results of the processes undertaken by members. Later, in 2020, Impronta Etica further developed the document, integrating the best practices that emerged from a survey conducted with around 50 companies.
Living (in) Transition international training
International Training Course Living (in) Transition : Ostia, Rome, from 18 to 22 July 2022
CALL FOR 2 PARTICIPANTS!
1 youth worker: with the profile of expertise in sustainability areas of competencies;
1 young person with fewer opportunities: with the profile of already involvement or desired
commitment in just and fair transition.
Living (in) Transition
LTT activity will contribute to the full achievement of the project’s objectives by reinforcing and enriching, with a participatory bottom-up approach, the consortium’s starting point of vision of a just and fair transition. Specifically, by providing participants, in a proper transnational framework, with concrete tools to become agents of change in their communities the LTT will have a decisive impact in activating results for the following project objective: “establishing a transnational alliance between local communities of young people committed to be critical agents of change”.
Four modules will be deepened according to the European sustainability competence framework:
1. Embodying sustainability values
2. Embracing complexity in sustainability
3. Envisioning sustainable futures
4. Acting for sustainability
These themes will be explored through talks by experts and practitioners, working groups, creative workshops, peer sharing, etc. following the principles of experiential learning and nonviolence. All the activities will be participatory and learner-centered.
On 26-27 October, the partners of the project EDU2030: Youth in Transition met in Ermesinde, Portugal to discuss the project's progress, address challenges, and outline a roadmap for future activities. The first day, a crucial self-assessment of the consortium took...
Its goal of "Guidelines to Localize the Agenda 2023" is to support and guide on how to organize the meaningful participation of young people. It provides a set of principles, methods and concrete tips on how to maximize the meaningful participation of youth in the...
EDU2030 is about believing in lifelong learning as the key to lasting change. Our new MOOC is designed to equip the youth with crucial skills, fostering a commitment to sustainable practices that will shape the future of our planet. Built on the European...
At the first milestone of the project EDU2030 has been published in the form of the useful guideline "Knots of Transition". After taking an in-depth look at the global context and the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis on the realization of the 2030 Agenda, the...
On 19-21 July we participated to the "Living (in) Transition" international traning in Ostia, Italy, organized by the project coordinator of our projet EDU2030, Io, Noi – ODV. The training included laboratories and non-formal methodologies to increase skills and...
Young Europeans together for change: the first meeting of the "EDU2030: Youth in transition" project in Tirana A meeting between young people for change: the first meeting of the project “EDU2030: Youth in transition” took place in Tirana, promoted by the National...
PARTNERS OF THE PROJECT
“Io, Noi” Associazione di Volontariato per la solidarietà e l’integrazione sociale (Italy)
Ecological Future Education (Latvia)
Consiliul Judeţean Harghita (Romania)
Inercia Digital SL (Spain)
National Youth Congress (Albania)
das Saibreiras (Portugal)