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

Youth in Transition MOOC

Knots of Transition

Living (in) Transition international training

International Training Course Living (in) Transition : Ostia, Rome, from 18 to 22 July 2022



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.



Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

“Io, Noi” Associazione di Volontariato per la solidarietà e l’integrazione sociale (Italy)

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

garagErasmus (Belgium)

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Ecological Future Education (Latvia)

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Consiliul Judeţean Harghita (Romania)

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Inercia Digital SL (Spain)

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

National Youth Congress  (Albania)

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Associação Sójovem

das Saibreiras (Portugal)

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Reference number: 2021-1-IT03-KA220-YOU-000029128