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YOUTH POLICY ORIENTEERING COMPETITION

To introduce participants to the organization, institutions operating in the municipality working on youth issues and providing services to the youth and youth organizations.

 

TIME REQUIRED

from 2 hours to a half day

 

RESOURCES

Map of the town / city, task sheet, pens and markers

 

ACTION

Participants are divided into groups (could be teams from the same school, group of friends or randomly selected groups).

The groups receive task sheets and maps.

The groups have to reach an agreement on when all groups have to come back to the meeting point to reflect on the task.

Potential institutions to visit: Public Health Bureau, Education Centre, Vocational Training Centre or Youth Employment Centre (Job Centre), Educational Institutions, Municipal Youth Affairs Coordinators, Youth Centre and others

 

DISCUSSION

What new things I have discovered in my town?

What has surprised me the most during the exercise?

What new opportunities did I discover in my town?

Which institutions would be the most important for my friends, classmates or parents?

How could I help to increase the awareness about the institutions among the members of the community?

 

COMMENTS

This task could be part of a larger event. In order to successfully use this method, especially with a large number of groups, it is important to give prior notice to institutions so that they would be aware that groups of young people might be visiting them. The task sheets and questions need to be prepared according to the institutions that will be visited by the young people. The questions must cover topics such as activities of the institution, activities related to young people, and the benefits that young people get from the operations of this particular institution


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