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.
Miettinen, S., Vuontisjärvi, H-R.
Service design for participatory development
For Profit, for Good - Developing Organizations through Service Design
Itenge-Wheeler, H., Kuure, E., Brereton, M. , WinschiersTheophilus, H.
Co-creating an Enabling Reading Environment for and with Namibian Children
In Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference
Full papers-Volume 1
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon
2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie
grant agreement No 645743