5 tips to engage young people in your project

Dec 15, 2023

In today’s dynamic landscape, involving young people in your projects is not just a choice; it’s a necessity. Their fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and boundless energy can breathe new life into initiatives, fostering creativity and driving progress. Here are five essential tips to effectively engage young minds in your project:

  1. Define the scope of involvement: Start by clearly defining how young people can contribute to your project. Whether it’s through events, long-term support for specific activities, communication efforts, or gathering feedback, clarity is key.
  2. Specify duration and conditions: Determine the duration and conditions of involvement, considering factors like salary, remote work opportunities, hybrid models, or onsite presence. Whether you’re seeking volunteers, interns, or consultants with expertise, outlining these parameters upfront sets expectations and ensures a smooth process.
  3. Establish clear follow-up procedures: Assign dedicated individuals or teams responsible for following up with young participants. This ensures continuous support, feedback, and guidance throughout their engagement, fostering a sense of belonging and accountability.
  4. Leverage effective promotion platforms: Choose the right platforms to promote your opportunities to young audiences. Social networks like LinkedIn can help you reach a wide pool of talented individuals actively seeking opportunities for involvement. Don’t hesitate as well to contact Universities, or to make use of the Interreg Volunteers Youth platform.
  5. Harness the power of the Youth Ambassador Initiative: The Youth Ambassador Initiative was initiated by Interreg Alpine Space in coordination with EUSALP Youth Council. It connects motivated individuals with projects aligned with their interests, creating impactful collaborations.

Engaging young people in your project isn’t just about ticking a box; it’s about embracing diversity, fostering innovation, and building a brighter future together. Let’s embark on this journey of collaboration and create meaningful impact, one project at a time!