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Millennium YOUth - Change the World
Date du début: 1 janv. 2016, Date de fin: 30 nov. 2016 PROJET  TERMINÉ 

This project 'Millennium YOUth - Change the World' will support the greater awareness and empowerment of young people and youth sector in determining the future path of the SDGs, development education and global citizenship particularly in these early days of SDGs implementation and necessary youth advocacy. Through this project (and activities), NYCI will build on its work to address the limited integration of development education in the voluntary youth sector. Whilst many organisations actively include development education and global learning in their programming, gaps remain. The problem of limited integration means that young people have limited opportunities to access quality development education that would: Enable them to better understand the links between their own lives and those of people in the Global South; Develop the attitudes, values and skills which enable them to work together to bring about change; Increase their understanding of the economic, cultural, political and environmental influences that shape their lives and the lives of others. The overall objectives for this project are:•Facilitate the critical and strategic engagement between the youth work, education and development education sectors around the SDGs, together with young people, policy makers and funders, creating a new commitment to development education and global citizenship by the youth sector • Support the learning in how the youth work sector, young people, policy makers and others can benefit from the competences, skills, and personal development which participation in development education activity brings• Promote networking and facilitate information sharing through activities, case studies and inputs from Ireland (local, regional and national) and internationally • Support the increased knowledge, critical understanding, skills and confidence of youth organisations, youth workers, voluntary youth leaders, policy makers, and funders on the SDGs to deliver quality development education with young people promoting the progression route for development education in youth work• Enable young people and the youth sector to better understand the links between their own lives and those of people throughout the world and enhance young people’s participation in, action for and contribution to global processes as foreseen in the EU Youth Strategy (2010-2018), the forthcoming Youth Strategy and the SDGs. 295 people will participate in this youth-led project including young people, youth workers, policy makers, youth and development organisations, key staff and volunteers. Four regional and one national activity will take place as part of the overall project. In addition 3 steering group meetings will take place. As a result, this project will support greater awareness and empowerment of young people about the SDGs, support advocacy particularly in relation to the National Plan for the SDGs which the government should put in place.For NYCI, quality development education shares many of the same principles as good youth work. These include starting with and valuing young people’s own views, learning through participation, and promoting equality, responsibility and mutual respect. NYCI’s approach to development education in youth work aims to support young people to increase their awareness and understanding of the interdependent and unequal world in which we live, through a process of interactive learning, debate, action and reflection. Examples of methodologies to be used in this project include: group work, buzz groups, games, icebreakers, peer education, role play, maps, moving debates, discussions, guest speaker/visitor, storytelling, case studies, debates, creative methodologies including drama film, cartoons, music, and media, etc. These approaches are flexible, participative and learner-centred. Key indicators of success will be:• Enhanced knowledge, understanding, value and vision of the links and benefits between development education and youth work – nationally and globally• Strong declaration and written report on development education in youth work from the event developing a set of future priorities for development education in the youth work sector• Greater commitment to development education in youth work by youth work organisations and funders of youth work and development education• Conference report available for circulation to a wide audience• Development education becomes more embedded within youth work organisations with an increase in numbers of youth organisations seeking assistance and adviceGreater embedding of development education in the youth sector is the potential longer term benefit.