Youth Engagement Policy report: Creating Benefit for All Young people, engagement and public policy
August 3, 2016
The YEP project utilized a participatory design approach (Hagen et al. 2012) and adapted the Urbego Youth Engagement Index (YEI) via: a thematic literature review and international scan for diverse models of youth engagement; four discussion forums with policy makers in four Australian states; two workshops with young people and other stakeholders on critical issues for youth participation in policy making; creation and online assessment of the Youth Engagement Profile for Australia (YEP.au); and, a co-design workshop with 40 young people and practitioners using the YEP.au profile to vision what strategies would promote youth engaged policy processes. These activities engaged stakeholders of all ages and from a diverse range of communities and organizations in a discussion about youth engagement in the Australian context, and in the identification and design of strategies to improve youth engagement.
In this work we have identified the following key findings.