This study investigates to which extent CityLAB Holbæk creates a learning platform with the prospect to include young people who are eligible to vote in active citizenship. The analysis is built upon theories of Jacob Torfing, Eva Sørensen, Anne Tortzen, John Andersen, Henrik P. Bang, Kasper Møller Hansen, Niels-Henrik M. Hansen og Niels Ulrik Sørensen. The empirical grounds for the project are interviews with a municipal employee, a politician and two of the young participants in CityLAB Holbæk. The project concludes that CityLAB Holbæk forms a learning platform by empowering young citizens and encouraging them to take action within the political area. CityLAB Holbæk develops democratically skills among the young and a political belief that it is worth the effort to include the youth. This is possible because CityLAB Holbæk meets the search for competence and friendship that characterizes the generation of today’s youth. However, as the study points out, the success of a project like CityLAB Holbæk is highly dependent on the participants’ qualification. The young citizens who took part in CityLAB Holbæk are all resourceful and eager to contribute to the project, which creates positive synergies with the methods and thoughts behind CityLAB Holbæk. The authors therefore underline the importance of being aware of this issue when planning similar projects. All projects operating with active citizenship of young citizens have to be individually planned and based upon the resources and skills available.
|Uddannelser||Socialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 dec. 2014|
- Generation Z