With partners from Serbia, Finland, and Poland, CRISP is carrying out the Project “Policing the Policy”, to advocate for young people, to work with local forms of participation. On the basis of a joint analysis of the local situation and challenges, possible Ideas will then be formulated and communicated to local governments. The focus regions in Germany are the Uckermark and the district of Tempelhof Schöneberg, which at the same time strives for an urban-rural exchange between young people, youth organizations, and politics.
This 24-month-long project being implemented until the end of January 2024 is a partnership between CRISP, the Association „People’s Parliament“ from Serbia, the Association of cultural heritage education in Finland from Finland, and the Field of dialogue Foundation from Poland.
he project aims to connect municipal-level youth and EU-level policy and wants to make municipal-level youth policies more inclusive. Also, it wants to enable networking and cross-border partnerships for grass-root youth organizations in all countries.
The target groups of this project are young people and Youth Organizations in Germany, Finland, Poland, and Serbia.
The project wants to achieve improvement of the capacity of the youth sector active at the grass-root level and to scale up their activities and work transnationally, including the promotion of transnational learning and cooperation between young people and decision-makers. Grass-root youth organizations will get to nominate their own project ideas during consultative processes, thus opening a potential to receive funding and other types of support from local government and other donors for the implementation of their ideas.
Furthermore, the project seeks to improve the participation of young people, especially the under-represented. After the Project, existing local youth policies should be modified, improved, and start being implemented.