Youth Assemblies

Youth Assemblies

Green-Scent- Mural board

Mural board used for one of the online YA workshops

One of the most important aspects of the GreenSCENT project is youth participation. Youth involvement promotes democratic citizenship and engage and empower young people to actively influence the conditions under which they live. Young people are often under-represented in more traditional participatory processes, which are generally designed to include citizens of all ages. Therefore, it requires targeted efforts to include young people in decision-making.

This is where the Youth Assemblies (YAs) come in!

The YAs are divided into four assemblies with a total of 56 young people (14 in each), with participants aged between 15 and 25 from seven European countries – Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy, Romania, Serbia, and Spain. Since September 2022, these dedicated young people have convened and participated in online workshops facilitated by GreenSCENT project managers and partners every other month to discuss a wide variety of important topics that are central to the state of our planet and society.


Excerpt from the Mural board used in one of the online YA workshops

Our approach is action-oriented: the goal is to empower young people to become drivers of the green transition by co-developing tools and processes anchored in their needs, expectations, and ways of being in the world. Therefore, each workshop revolves around one or more of the project’s pilots and demonstrators. The young participants test apps and tools under development, provide feedback, and generate ideas and suggestions for the design and implementation of these tools in educational settings They have both assessed prototypes, suggested features to make technologies like the GreenComp and other educational tools more relevant and targeted, and developed intricate user journeys. Thus, the young people are actively and concretely supporting our partners in the innovation processes.

The YA workshops are productive – in one workshop, the participants generated 150 ideas on how to implement a range of apps in educational settings! But, they have also demonstrated the transformative power of participation and co-creation. Working with real-life solutions to environmental challenges gives the youths agency and a sense of ownership, which is crucial to cultivate and strengthen hope and optimism for a greener and brighter future.


Excerpt from a report produced after one of the YA workshops. The page presents ideas generated by the young participants.


October 2022

Introduction to the YAs

November 2022

YAs generated ideas and provided feedback on the first draft of the GreenComp

February 2023

YAs developed ideas on the use of 4 demonstrators:
– Interactive documentaries
– Citizen Journalism
– Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring
– AR app

May 2023

YAs will work with the demonstrator Clean Air@Schools

June 2023

YAs will provide feedback on prototypes of 4 GreenSCENT demonstrators:
–  Interactive documentaries
– Citizen Journalism
– Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring
– Augmented Reality app

In-person events:
Copenhagen, September 2023
Barcelona, September 2023
Rome, September 2023
Novi Sad, October 2023


Each assembly will focus on a specific domain

November 2023

Currently being planned

January 2024

The YAs will provide their final feedback on the Competence Framework

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