Young people co-design CITIES OF LEARNING

We are announcing new international project we are a part of: Youth people Co-Design Cities of learning, where we invite young people to participate and co-create (non-formal) learning opportunities in their city.

Learning Cities are based on the online platform “Cities of learning" by Badgecraft, which brings together maps of learning opportunities of all participating cities and regions of learning in one place. Badgecraft’s digital learning  badge infrastructure, however, represents a new online standard for recognizing learning and achievement.  Compared to other traditional evidence, digital learning badges capture essential information about learning and  achievement. Every verified organization that is a provider of learning opportunities issues digital learning badges after the activity, which becomes evidence of (non-formal) acquired competencies of young people.

The Network of Cities and Regions of Learning seeks to involve, connect and empower young people (aged between 15 and 29) to co-design pathways to learning, social participation and career building in 8 European cities. Project partners (NGOs from: Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Serbia, Netherlands and Norway) will carry out the following activities:

  • Youth consultations on young people's learning and building their social pathways and careers
  • Youth pathways to leadership (trainign seminars)
  • Youth participation through digital platforms
  • Youth policy recommendations for learning, civic and career pathways
  • Communication campaign on learning cities and regions
  • Networking of learning cities and regions

We expect the integration of new learning, social and career narratives into youth policy and youth practices within countries participating in the project, involvement of young people in the management and co-creation of learning content, development of policy recommendations on youth learning, civic engagement and career (in the cities of the future), visibility and awareness of the benefits of learning cities and upgrading existing cities and regions of learning.