Observing the ASP project “Governance and Youth in the Alps” - GaYa
AG1 is observer of the ASP project “Governance and Youth in the Alps” - GaYA as it can contribute to enable youth as active players in the Alps. AG1 will benefit from the comparative report, the participation toolkit and the policy recommendations produced by GaYa as strategic tools to increase knowledge and awareness about policy making among youth.
GaYA is working to tackle a rather complex challenge. Actually, young people tend to leave the Alpine space because they lack personal and professional fullfilment. Furthermore a majority of decision-makers remain unaware of the benefits a young active population brings to society.
In cooperation with eight partners from five different alpine countries, GaYA aims to increase the quality of democratic processes in the Alpine space by enhancing the involvement of young people in regional governance and by developing new approaches for decision makers. Therefore, new democratic methods are collected throughout the project and made available in order to overcome the challenges of territorial cohesion and participatory involvement of young people in everyday political actions. The implementation of well-governed forms has great potential for increasing sustainable and fair decision making.
Visit the project website: www.alpine-space.eu/projects/gaya/en