The goal of the project is to support and educate young people into informed and active citizens by drawing on their own talents and creativity transition by using non-formal learning methods and interdisciplinary action-research.
«YouthGreen: From Youth Dream to Urban Green» is a project funded by the European Commission through the «Erasmus + program: Youth in Action» in Norway.
The main goal of the project is to support, educate and empower young people to take action in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by using non-formal learning methods and interdisciplinary action-research. We want to build a bridge between young people and other domains such as academia, policy-making and media, and give them a voice and an active role in urban sustainability and the green transitions.
Project partners will design and implement three different learning cycles focusing on urban sustainability education in Brussels and Oslo, where different activities will be implemented to engage young people in Urban Sustainability Education & Creative and Positive Actions. We will also organize two mobility events and a final dissemination
event to share findings and results.
This project will have a positive impact on both organizations Nabolagshager and Urban Foxes due to the transnational partnerships, and a direct impact on the lives, skills, attitudes and knowledge of our young people by empowering them to take
positive action in light of the 2030 agenda.
Project partner: Urban Foxes
Urban Foxes is an urban collective working on the cross-section of placemaking, participatory citymaking, sustainability education and youth work. Since 2013 they have gained expertise in the field of capacity building and non-formal education through the development of tools and urban design/placemaking labs for both youth and adults.
Webpage: https://www.urbanfoxes.org/ Instagram: @urbanfoxes
Nabolagshager work as project coordinator and experts in:
- handling administrative tasks for the project to keep the project running smoothly.
- designing and implementing three different learning cycles focusing on urban sustainability education in Oslo, where different activities will be implemented to engage young people in Urban Sustainability Education & Creative and Positive Actions.
- organizing different public events to share project findings and results.
- creating an attractive pedagogical learning guide with the main results and experiences of the project for youth workers and non-formal educators.
During the first learning cycle from August to September 2022, youth worked on the topic of public space. After they explored Bydel St. Hanshaugen and Bydel Gamle Oslo to learn more about urban design and public space, our youth reserachers also met with urban architects from Lala Tøyen to learn more about placemaking and public space.
Our youth researchers created a video podcast about public space and the importance of good benches and seating in public spaces in Grønland/Tøyen. Watch the podcast on YouTube or listen it on Spotify.
In Stensparken Nærmiljøhage, our youth researchers created light pieces as an addition to the community garden, after finding a lack of lighting and art in the city.
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