Press Release – Capacity Building Programme: Implementation and Outcomes, by CCB
Consorzio Comunità Brianza – CCB, in the framework of the “Young Service Designers – YSD” Project, funded by the ERASMUS+ programme (GA n°624732), successfully completed the Capacity Building Programme.
The methods and contents of the training were produced and validated by the pool of YSD youth workers, under the guidance of Ms. Azzurra Spirito, an Italian service designer specifically engaged by the Coordinator to support the project team in this strategical design phase.
To be coordinated and be sure to be in line with the UPSHIFT methodology Mr. Josh Harvey, the project Scientific Coordinator, gave his feedback on the contents of the CB Programme. He was the main reference for the YSD youth workers to whom they turned for any methodological doubts or for in-depth thematic reviews.
The Capacity Building Programme in Italy was made of 10 live training sessions in the months of September and October and two homework sessions in the period between meet-ups with the trainers, with a total duration of 40 hours.
25 young people coming from four different high schools in the municipalities of Desio, Monza and Muggiò attended actively to the training programme.
YSD youth workers guided the learning process using as educational methodologies: Brainstorming, Cooperative learning, Participatory learning and Learning by doing.
At every Meet-Up, at least one member of the CCB staff was there for technical support.
Main objective of the CBP was to empower young people as change–makers, so that they have the tools to identify solutions and co-design services, with the support and collaboration of the local public administrations.
Young people were divided into 5 groups focusing on different topics, i.e. green spaces, well-being, zero discrimination, circular economy and mobility.
Starting from these themes, the young people worked to design services aimed at the community, particularly young people that would respond to problems they had previously identified in the local area.
Five young people from Italy had the opportunity to travel to Lublin (Poland) in order to attend the 1st YSD Peer-to-Peer Event. During this event, they met other young people from the 5 partner countries, and exchanged with them feedback and ideas on the local services they are designing.
In the next project’s phase, the ideation and co-design work will proceed with the Municipalities of Muggiò, Nova Milanese and Desio, which have made spaces available to be re-qualified, in the framework of the Public Innovation Labs.