Within the scope of inclusive societies, the PARTY-project (Participatory development with the youth) focuses on unemployment among the youth. Unemployment and marginalization is a global challenge that is increasing e.g. in Europe and in Africa. PARTY aims to work together with youth to identify the reasons that lead to unemployment and marginalization. in particular focus is on the San communities of Namibia and South Africa.
To endorse human development and assist in reducing youth unemployment by increasing the involvement and inclusion of young people in service development in South Africa and Namibia by using participatory and explorative service design tools.
Methods, skills and knowledge development, supporting inclusion and social cohesion, local democracy, indigineous rights and multidiciplinary collaboration.
Social Design for Service. Building a Framework for Designers Working in the Development Context
Kuure, E., Miettinen, S.
The Design Journal
An International Journal for All Aspects of Design
Volume 20, 2017 - Issue sup1: Design for Next: Proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design Conference, Sapienza University of Rome, 12-14 April 2017
Miettinen, S., Vuontisjärvi, H-R.
Service design for participatory development
For Profit, for Good - Developing Organizations through Service Design
Tarja Juvonen, Phd, Social Sciences
University of Lapland
Faculty of Art and Design
P.O Box 122, FI-9610 Rovaniemi, Finland