15 January 2024

#Youth4Bauhaus | Inclusive Guide on Participation in a City is published

    The Youth 4 Bauhaus project, in which GEYC is a partner, originated as a response to the introduction of the New European Bauhaus Initiative (NEBI) by the European Commission in October 2020. NEBI represents an environmentally-centered endeavor of the European Union, seeking to bring toghether the principles of sustainable development, aesthetic beauty, and democratic inclusion. Its objective is to establish aesthetic, sustainable and inclusive living environments.

    The Inclusive Guide, a publication derived from the Youth 4 Bauhaus project, acts as a potent instrument highlighting the crucial role of inclusivity in envisioning and molding cities that genuinely embrace diversity. Its creation is founded on a dedication to nurturing environments that address the needs of all citizens.

    The international consortium partners of the project Youth 4 Bauhaus, aimed to empower organizations to consult young people in decisions about public space planning. Despite being the least consulted group, it is crucial to design cities for all citizens, fostering a sense of ownership and identity. Meeting diverse group expectations helps create a strong sense of belonging within the community in an inclusive way. This is where the Inclusive Guide on Participation in a City comes!

    The guide gives the insights gained by project partners during collaborative efforts with diverse youth groups in city co-creation, incorporating the principles of the New European Bauhaus. It contemplates the experiences and lessons learned from organizing four learning and training activities across four EU cities (LTTA Kosice, LTTA Gent, LTTA Bucharest, LTTA Braga), featuring three-day workshops for the 3D creation of sustainable public spaces. Participants, including project partners, youth workers and participating youth, encountered challenges like inaccessible public spaces, inadequately accommodated areas for disadvantaged youth and the general public and tightly structured agendas. Additionally, the guide captures feedback from event organization, offering insights into project activities, challenges, solutions, and immediate evaluation results using the Five Fingers feedback methodology and also online feedback from participants.

    With this new guide we have pursued the second goal of the Youth 4 Bauhaus project, focusing on inclusion and discovering innovative approaches to engage, train, and empower young people. The recommendations provided in this guide stem from the experience and evaluation of the LTTA, conducted with our young participants, aiming to enhance future LTTAs and share the knowledge gained through this guide.

    If you are a teacher, youth worker, trainer or passionate about inclusivity and you want to know more about the Inclusive Guide on Participation in a City, finding new and inclusive approaches to engage and empower the youth, we recommend downloading and reading this guide:


Down below you can find the English and the Romanian version of the Inclusive Guide:
Inclusive Guide
Inclusive Guide