Our Civic Space

Our Civic Space is a platform for youth workers which brings together best practices, examples, case studies and other forms of knowledge and experiences related to civic space and youth. It also invites you to share your own experiences and thoughts about this topic and it aspires to bring likeminded people together and start new initiatives.

A youth civic space enables young people – aged 15 to 29 –  to have the freedom to assemble, express, develop themselves and make decisions concerning their lives and society.

The Stories

These are our stories, which we update weekly. They can vary from a best practice somewhere in the world to an activity from one of our partners in their country. The main aim is to show possibilities and practical examples on how to treasure and improve civic spaces for and with youth.

The Kids Rights Collective (Het Kinderrechtencollectief) 400 400 our civic space

The Kids Rights Collective (Het Kinderrechtencollectief)

The Kids Rights Collective (Het Kinderrechtencollectief) Kids have the right to participate. This is part of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. But how do you…

Here To Stay International Training for Youth Workers 700 416 our civic space

Here To Stay International Training for Youth Workers

Here To Stay International Training for Youth Workers From 16 – 19 October 2021, the Here To Stay partnership hosted a training at the facilities of one of their members…

How to deal with domestic violence 750 1000 our civic space

How to deal with domestic violence

How to deal with domestic violence Domestic violence exploded during the first two months of the Coronavirus outbreak. In the U.S., there was a 30% increase of spousal/partner abuse towards women, and…


Our goal


Counter the shrinking trend on civic space in Europe by creating awareness for the problem and enriching youth workers with hands-on knowledge in order to increase youth-led civic spaces and inspire youth to become agents of their own life and social change!


Days to keep an eye on

These are some interesting days related to civic space. If you want to learn more about specific days or events, just click on the name of the specific day!


Dutch Liberation Day

5-5-2022


International Day of Families

15-5-2022


World Day Against Child Labour

12-6-2022

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