Engaging young Mindchangers in climate action: a case study of two European regions

Author/s Mara Martini, Angela Fedi, Alina Resceanu, Monica Tilea
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/1
Language English Pages 19 P. 74-92 File size 258 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSC2023-001005
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To achieve the objectives in the Agenda 2030, the active participation of young people is crucial, as they will be the protagonists of the scenario that will emerge at the local and global levels. In order to support young people’s active participation in these issues, it is necessary to understand what dimensions can influence their decision to start and continue participation and also to increase the level of participation. The research presented here is part of the EU project Mindchangers: Regions and Youth for Planet and People and is aimed to define guidelines to support the involvement of young people in these issues. To this aim, we analyzed some good practices implemented at regional level and interviewed some youth engaged people in Pied-mont (IT) and in Dolj County (ROM). Our article highlights the results obtained in this cross-regional analysis and puts forward a set of recommendations for all actors involved in youth engagement.

Keywords: climate change, youth, participation, good practices, interview, community psychology.

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Mara Martini, Angela Fedi, Alina Resceanu, Monica Tilea, Engaging young Mindchangers in climate action: a case study of two European regions in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 1/2023, pp 74-92, DOI: 10.3280/PSC2023-001005