Trialog - the
third party in the meeting
Do the youth in Your town feel that they are being taken seriously
and that their experiences are seen as assets in decision-making?
Or do You miss the opportunity to listen to their ideas and
visions concerning what they think is important? Do the students
at Your school know the best ways to learn? Do they have the
opportunity to influence how the will learn? Or are they ignored
and become convinced that "no one would want to listen
to me anyway"?
Irrespective of the extent of participation, in order to be
democratic, participation needs to be encouraged constantly.
Trialog provides that encouragement.
Trialog brings parties together for a worthwhile, live dialog.
Trialog has substantive examples from several forms of work
promoting participation, which have been published by the Swedish
Board for Youth Affairs and Plan International. Trialog specializes
in youth's participation in decisions in schools as well as
at local, regional and national levels.
• School democracy - students and parents influencing
• Youth political action - young people taking part in
the decision making process in arenas other than schools.
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