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Participatory Tools for Human Development with the Youth

Objective

Challenges faced by the marginalized youth in developing countries, such as unemployment, are not simple or easily solved. This is influenced by a number of factors including levels of education, gender, self-esteem, geographic location, physical ability and transport. The objective of the project is to contribute to solving the issues related to the youth unemployment in developing countries by creating participatory tools for human development that enable transformational change for the youth. Based on a service design approach, the project will provide tools for the marginalized youth suitable for daily use, enhancing regional democracy, increasing equal opportunities and contributing to human and service development with a particular target group: the San people in South Africa and Namibia. The San are faced with various social, cultural and political difficulties, and their communities are among the poorest in their countries, which are among the most unequal societies in the world. The tools aim to support the youth’s motivation and abilities to participate in the development of their own community towards a wider integration into their national socio-economic systems.

The project focuses on the means and methods that assist in reaching the target group. Another objective is to cooperate with NGOs and other service providers in order to produce agile and human-centred processes and methods for developing service structures and systems towards improving the status of the marginalized youth. The third objective is to convey information on service design methods to those engaged in the development of youth services. The project aims to support the uptake of service design methods and tools in practical development work as well as the target and interest groups on a permanent basis. Thus the project establishes a strategy for continuation of the work with the target group and the local partners.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/democracy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/nongovernmental organization

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

LAPIN YLIOPISTO
Address
Yliopistonkatu 8 E Wing 3Rf Floor
96101 Rovaniemi
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 382 500

Participants (2)

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 279 000
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PACO DESIGN COLLABORATIVE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 283 500
Address
Via Bellezza 7
20136 Milano
Activity type
Other

Partners (4)

CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
South Africa
Address
Symphony Way Western Province 1906
7530 Bellville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE SOUTH AFRICAN SAN INSTITUTE TRUST
South Africa
Address
Cnr Of Aristotle And Molyneaux Road Cassandra Northern Cape
8301 Kimberley
Activity type
Other
INCOMINDIOS SWITZERLAND (INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE INDIANS OF THE AMERICAS)

Participation ended

Switzerland
Address
Witikonerstrasse 39
8032 Zurich
Activity type
Other
NAMIBIA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Namibia
Address
13 Storch Street
9000 Windhoek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments