General description

AYCH Youth Missions aimed to provide a personalized journey through issues that concern youth, led by youth, in a way that works for youth. We kept the sessions informal in their delivery and learning styles to maximize inclusion. We targeted young people between the ages of 18 and 30, with diverse learning needs, so the Missions had to be flexible and inclusive in nature to be accessible to all young people. - Rural Innovation and Youth. - Youth Participation. - Climate change.

Before each session, we build short consultations with the groups, so that the young people can dictate the next steps in the journey. This required a flexible approach, with flexible plans that can be adapted and focused on short notice.

We use the live event methodology in order to have a more real approach with the young people in three very heterogeneous groups.

The delivery was carried out for 12 weeks and in groups of 15 to 19 young people in order to seek greater richness in the analysis and final general recommendations. A thematic approach was sought with a clear influence on the Atlantic rural areas and the protection of the environment in protected natural settings.

1. Research and Consultation

In the first sessions we dedicated ourselves to making contact with the young people as well as learning how to use different tools in relation to the themes acquired and the inclusion of non-formal education tools.

All of this was related to the Development of a LOCAL AGENDA by allowing the Autonomous Government to develop its formations as Monitor and Director of non-formal Free Time where the analysis tools of Aych were included.

These sessions were built around the creative design thought process and delivered as a 'quick design', although it was important not to give too much information at the beginning of the session about what we were doing and why, so that young people can participate. . without preconceived ideas and embrace the process.

In this phase, the inputs that were going to be put into practice later were developed and a total of thirty young people participated in different work groups.

2. Training.

The young people of our mission requested a specific training that was addressed in different lines of work:

- Rural entrepreneurship and sport. - Official non-formal education. - Youth Participation and Europe. - Climate change and youth.

It is about providing young people with new tools with a considerable number of actions that help them develop a better future related to topics of interest to them. Face-to-face and online training was carried out, especially in unusual work spaces in education, such as a National Park.

3. Thematic Laboratories

These sessions had to be versatile in their delivery, as it depended on the project as to what the groups needed from the Thematic Labs. Three Open Labs were created:

- Open Lab 1: Rural Innovation. The role of youth in rural areas was analyzed with the pilot example of the rural population of Samos (Lugo). (15 participants).

- Open Lab 2: Climate Change. The impact of youth on climate change and its development in natural spaces was analyzed, with the pilot example of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia. (19 participants).

- Open Lab 3: Youth Mobility. The possibilities of youth mobility through European projects and programs were analyzed, with the pilot example of the Cíes Islands Volunteer Camp (19 participants).

In addition to this Live Development, training days were created with young people.4.

4. Skill development

On the one hand, the analytical capacity of young people was developed through the practical examples of the locations of open labs, since they offer a realistic vision of what is happening.

On the other hand, practical and real solutions are created for the young people themselves, who develop their capacities through solutions and recommendations to the situation that has subsequently arisen.

These sessions have been worked as analysis sessions and Brainstorming on what has been analyzed and also as Quick Ideas Design offering clear and real solutions and recommendations.

5. Exhibition and launch

These sessions were important in providing a guide for the groups to work on. Having a milestone introduces time pressure and a platform to celebrate your work by creating purpose for progress.

All appropriate means of communication have been used and, above all, work has been done with the presence of opinion takers and stakeholders who have analyzed all the young people's proposals before they are made public.