ReThink Urban Spaces

Thai-European Youth Forum on Urban Community Development

The EU funded project between the European Union Delegation Thailand, the Goethe-Institut Thailand, Thai Civic Education Foundation and Child and Youth Media Foundation aims to sustainably facilitate a youth-led approach in rethinking urban spaces in Thailand to create inclusive cities, which allow for the participation of all stakeholders in matters that affect their present and future well-being.

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What is youth participation? © Thai Civic Education FoundationBarry Checkoway

What is Youth Participation?

Youth participation strengthens personal and social development, provides expertise for children and youth programs and services, and promotes a more democratic society, but questions arise about its most fundamental phenomena. Lacking agreement on its basic content, however, youth participation as a field of practice and subject of study will be limited. This paper examines what we know about youth participation, general propositions which are substantiated by research or practice, and unanswered questions or unresolved issues which remain for future work. It draws upon various academic disciplines and professional fields, in order to contribute to knowledge development and advance the field.


Call for IDEATHONS © Goethe-Institut / Charlotte


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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Knowledge and experiences gained, and lessons learned during the project with various kind of activities and stakeholders, will be collected and curated for public use.

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