Youth action for sustainable development

2020/04/29

Project duration

01.03.2020 – 31.10.2021

Background information

To achieve Agenda 2030 and make sure that we leave no one behind, everyone needs to get involved in the work towards a more sustainable world. Youth has continuously been named as an important actor in this work and therefore Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania is launching the project Youth Action for Sustainable Development this spring.

Project purpose and goals

The project’s aim is to foster youth action for sustainable development and selected youth d together with interested civil servants will become leaders and ambassadors for sustainable development in their local communities and municipalities. Project activities are focused on providing methods, tools, and skills for youth to become youth leaders and implement initiatives addressing local issues the young people themselves have identified. Civil servants will also gain skills and tools regarding youth and citizen engagement and Agenda 2030 to become ambassadors for sustainability and citizen involvement in their respective municipalities and support youth in their implementation work.

The selected target group is youth and civil servants from Klaipėda region, Taurage municipality and Torsås municipality in Sweden. Klaipeda Region has been picked as the focus region due to Klaipeda city’s status as European Youth Capital in 2021 and the correlating positive space for new youth-led action. The project will be implemented throughout the next 1,5 years in collaboration with Klaipeda Youth Round Table.

Project partners

Lead partners:

  • Nordic Council of Ministers office in Lithuania
  • Association of Youth NGOs in Klaipėda “Round Table” (KLAS)

The project is being implemented in collaboration with Nordic partners from Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania:

  • Torsås municipality, Sweden
  • We Do Democracy, Denmark
  • The World’s Best News (Verdens Bedste Nyheder) / The Global Goal Academy, Denmark
  • Tillitsverket, Sweden
  • Regeneration 2030
  • Klaipėda city municipality
  • Taurage municipality
  • LIJOT

Key activities

  • Online onboarding events
  • Two-day training for youth and civil servants, Lithuania
  • A local solutions hackathon, Lithuania
  • SDG Olympics, Lithuania
  • Sustainability week, Sweden
  • Local stakeholder meetings
  • Final event, Lithuania