Our youth-led programme during the project term includes various kind of activities. From Roundtable Discussions to an Open Call for Ideathons in five cities, followed by three Incubation Workshops, with a study trip in Europe in between. After developing ideas for projects in five participating cities in Thailand, young urbanists will present the outcomes at the ReThink Urban Spaces Youth Festival. A concluding Policy Forum will open the opportunity for a sustained effort to promote youth participation in policy making in urban development issues.

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Introducing the European Youth Capital Partner Cities

Three partner cities in the European Union in cooperation with the European Youth Capital network have been selected. The European Youth Capital is a title awarded by the European Youth Forum designed to empower young people, boost youth participation and strengthen European identity. Each year, a new European city is given the chance to showcase its innovative ideas, projects and activities  that aim to raise up young voices and bring a new youth perspective to all aspects of city life.

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Foundation Workshop

The Foundation Workshop (online) on November 6 and 7, 2021, laid the basis for the Incubation Workshops in 2022, where the Youth-Led Projects will be developed. The second part of the workshop aimed to strengthen participants’ skills for their project planning and implementation by proposing a panel of tools.

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RTUS Knowledge Market Pop-Up Sessions 9 and 16 October 2021

The orientation workshop during August 27-29 allowed youths from five cities to meet and get to know the project. One of them asked for urban knowledge, therefore, we invited an expert in different issues to do a class for RTUS youths on the Saturday afternoon of October 9 and 16, 2021. They could select to join any classes that interested them. 

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AUGUST 27 TO 29, 2021

An Online Orientation Workshop from August 27 to 29, gathered 80 young people from Bangkok, Hat Yai, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Kanchanaburi who have been selected to join the project. Members of the facilitated the relationship and team building part and RTUS experts, as well as local partners giving inputs about youth participation in urban development and urban development perspectives in Thailand.

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RTUS thanks all young urbanists from Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Kanchanaburi, Had Yai and Bangkok who have applied to join our “RTUS-IDEATHONS” in sharing ideas on how to improve or change the cities, and how youth could promote participation in these issues. The selection result will be announced via E-mail. 

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Incubation Workshop

The project includes three capacity-building work-shops for youths led by Thai and European facilitators. In a “learning by doing” approach, the workshops will help young people understand what inclusive and diverse multi-cultural cities can look like and develop applicable skills in project management and communication work for social projects. Learning about urban development policies will also be an essential component of the workshops.