ERASMUS+ ReCoCreaYOUTH aims to help local governments and NGOs to enhance the relevance of their activities for local groups of youth, by improving their readiness to co-create, through new methods and tools for more inclusive youth participation, and piloting them with youth on local topics of joint concern. The project will result in guidelines for (mid-size and smaller) municipalities and NGOs that face similar challenges but lack knowledge of co-creation to facilitate democratic changes, innovations and youth empowerment.

The consortium is led by Karlstad University (Sweden) and consists of ten partners from four countries, among them Åbo Akademi University and the cities of Vasa and Nykarleby.

The project team at ÅAU is a collaboration between Experience Lab, Regional Studies, and Vasa Övningsskola.