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Let us Co-decide! Civil Engagement of Young Citizens from Schools in Olkusz County

Project Promoter: Stowarzyszenie Dobroczynne "Res Sacra Miser"
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 97 982,21 EUR
Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1 im. Mikołaja Kopernika w Olkuszu
Zespół Szkolno-Przedszkolny w Osieku
Szkoła Podstawowa im. Stanisława Staszica w Bolesławiu
Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1 im. 1000-lecia Państwa Polskiego w Bukownie
IV Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. K.K. Baczyńskiego w Olkuszu
Zespół Szkół Nr 4 im. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej w Olkuszu
Duration time: 01.10.2021-31.07.2023

The project is a response to the problem of a low sense of agency and a low level of influence on local policies among young people in the Olkusz County. Together with partners representing various local communities (6 schools from 3 municipalities, including 2 secondary and 4 primary schools), we are testing an innovative (on a regional scale) mechanism of participatory school budgeting. We will describe the solutions developed during two editions of the voting in an implementation manual, which will be delivered to all schools in the Olkusz County. Implementation of the above-mentioned mechanism will be preceded by a training and animation activities, which will initiate a discussion on various possibilities of influencing local youth policy. The cycle will include a total of 186 hours of training and animation activities for 768 students, conducted in all partner schools. After the implementation of the mechanism of participatory school budgeting, we will compile a report with recommendations for local youth policy, addressed to four local authorities. The project will be concluded with a social campaign under the slogan ‘Let Us Co-decide!’, which will be implemented in the programming period in the above-mentioned communes.