Final Conference APEL in Celje

Martijn Meima

Today we presented the results of the APEL project to the world. In this project, funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, we have cooperated with our partners in Slovenia, Bulgaria, and Austria to create a coaching card deck, a trainers manual and policy recommendations about youth leadership.

During the conference in which we presented the results, we showed how to use the manual and coaching cards and we presented our policy recommendations. The youngsters that we involved in this conference were excited about the way we approached youth participation and youth leadership. Using the coaching cards and some parts of the manual we supported them in creating a presentation for the local government about something they wanted to change in the municipality.

They actually got to present their ideas to a few representatives of the local government and could talk with the representatives about the ideas and how to realize them.

It was great to see our methods working in practice. Everyone was excited about it.

If you are interested in the manual and coaching cards, please go to this page to request them.