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There are many possibilities to involve youth; we collected all ideas from our kick-off workshops and youth groups. Also have a look at our youth groups stories and check this document to get inspired.
We also collected many ideas from you and those which were shared during workshops, which you can find here.
how to set up
a youth council
We strongly advise that youth always starts with organising activities/small projects and that they find out what lives among young members before they start a youth council. If you came to the moment that you're ready for that next step, this document can help you how to set-up a youth council.
how to mentor
We have to trust youth in their capabilities, given responsibility, being challenged and created space for, great things can happen. And one should bear in mind though, that the youth also needs personal guidance and a framework, especially in the beginning. That is where the concept of mentoring comes in, read more about it in the information leaflet and create your own type of mentor.
how to organise a youth exchange
We have seen that exchanges offer the youth many new perspectives, ideas and help them to develop themselves and their projects. That why we motivate groups to organise low-cost exchanges. This set-up can help you to organise one.
how to start with
how to write
a grand proposal
You can use this document to create clarity about your project and think about it in a structured way. Besides that, it can be helpful to fill in a grant application.
The topic of land inheritance and succession is often a taboo. Agriterra supports guiding discussions on succession planning at cooperative and household level and assists farmer organisations in identifying gaps in local land rights and inheritance laws. These insights will serve as input for a youth lobby agenda that favours the position of women and young farmers.
Let's help each other!
We will always keep on learning, on Facebook we collect ideas, suggestions and solutions for burning questions.
But we also keep developping our programme, let us know which challenges you face or which subjects we need to pay attention to.