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Youth Engagement Index in Beirut

A COLLABORATIVE METHODOLOGY THE YEI IN BEIRUT PROJECT AIMS TO PRESENT IDEAS TO MAKE BEIRUT MORE RESPONSIVE TO THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS’ NEEDS AND DEMANDS.

The project started in March 2017. It gathered stakeholders to investigate the current issues of youth engagement in the city. The participants include: young people, policymakers, youth sector agencies and other experts in community engagement, urban planning, policy, and design. The facilitation process implemented the URBEGO Youth Engagement Index (YEI): a collaborative method to analyze in a consensual manner the participation of young people (18-34 years of age) in the affairs of the city where they live. Participants were asked to evaluate from 1 (critical) to 9 (vibrant) the different economic, social-cultural and politico-institutional aspects of youth participation in their city. By using a holistic, accessible and adaptable set of indicators, participants assessed the drivers of youth engagement in city policy-making. The Youth Engagement Profile visualizes the results of this assessment. It underlies critical issues and potentials of young people’s involvement. This methodology has been adopted worldwide in Europe (e.g., Bucharest), Latin America (e.g., Medellin), and Australia. Beirut is the first to take this step in the MENA region.

PHOTO FROM THE YEI WORKSHOP, APRIL 2017

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Youth Engagement in Beirut  

This publication shares the findings of a one-year assessment on youth engagement in the urban governance of Beirut. The "Youth Engagement I...

Youth Engagement in Beirut  

This publication shares the findings of a one-year assessment on youth engagement in the urban governance of Beirut. The "Youth Engagement I...

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