Young Future Planners

Future Planners Fostering Human Centred Urban Planning through Real and Effective Public Consultation was an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Youth engaging youth leaders / educators and present and future young professionals in architecture, design, urban development, politics and related disciplines in:

  • creative exchange of ideas,
  • training and experience in community consultation process and
  • curriculum building through research and joint publishing on community consultation and human centred urban development.

The EU Youth strategy, the EU youth policy cooperation framework 2019-2027 defines:
– youth engagement as “a meaningful civic, economic, social, cultural and political participation of young people”,
– connected youths as “connections, relations and exchange of experience are a pivotal asset for solidarity and the future development” and
– empowerment as “encouraging them to take charge of their own lives…and youth work in all its forms can serve as a catalyst for empowerment.”

Future Planners:

– ENGAGED young present and future professionals in architecture, design, urban development and political studies who were EMPOWERED to be constructive contributors towards a more inclusive society both as members of the communities in which they live and as upcoming professionals who may occupy decision making positions that may help society become more inclusive through dialogue and human centred urban development,

– CONNECTED youths between themselves and with stakeholders in 6 local activities of real effective community consultation cycles in Bordeaux, Trondheim, Putignano, Perugia and Malta in which stakeholders representing various interest groups especially those who are vulnerable to exclusion and challenges made constructive contributions towards new or prospective urban development projects about to be implemented by their decision makers in their areas and

– EMPOWERED THE CAREER OF YOUTHS through a community based publication on “Real and Effective Community Engagement for more Human Centred and Inclusive Urban Projects” with contributions from the youths, youth leaders and stakeholders taking part in the public consultation cycles and by other professionals sharing an interest in the two major subject areas of the project ie. effective community consultation and human centred urban development.

During the project local groups of youths worked together to carry out community consultation and then made propositions for more human centred urban development in their locality.

These ideas were also shared during their joint mobilities when they met for training and in multiplier events that were organised in each location.

Click on image to look at local activities carried out.