Training Seminars for Youth Work Specialists and Educators in Riga

On May 19 and 26, 2023, training seminars were held in Riga for those involved in work with youth on manifestations of youth participation and involvement in the implementation of participatory budgets. Almost 20 representatives of the youth field participated in the seminars in person and online (youth specialists, representatives of youth centres and non-governmental organizations, consultants of school pupils’ councils, active young people, etc.) from various Latvian municipalities - Riga, Ropaži, Ādaži, etc.


During the training seminars, the participants had the opportunity to:


· Get acquainted with various manifestations of youth participation and its importance;

· Understand the participation budget and mechanisms for its implementation;

· Learn methods and tools for finding out the opinions of young people, developing ideas and presenting them to local decision-makers (using the "Bee Methodology" developed within the YUPAD project);

· Familiarize yourself with the use of the online tool "Youth Participation Budget Platform" (;

· Share experience and familiarize yourself with examples of good practice in the involvement of young people in participatory budgets in Latvia, etc.


YUPAD Project was funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or [European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)]. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.