The JSTE hosted by Open UP! aims at seeing how commons are managed in the Netherlands. This training event aims at visiting Public administrations and citizens’ organizations that are involved in commons management.
The training programme will be developed for the people conducting the mobility.
The participants from the partners’ organization attending the JSTE will be in total at least 18, 3 from each partner. After the training they will bring the results back to their own countries, among their colleagues or other institutions interested in its topics.
The JSTE titles “ Commons management in the Netherland: how to activate an open dialogue with active citizens”. Concerning the methodology it will combine Open Space discussions, workshops and visits to good practices practitioners on-site. In particular, Open Up has developed a methodology to create grassroots youth-driven change in local communities.
This methodology will be disseminated during the training. Open Up will show debate education as a method, and explain its adaptations to make it an ability to empower people in a community.
Stakeholders from other organisations will be invited to share their experience during the training program so they themselves could implement the debate education methodology in their practices. In discussions with youth activists and officials participants Open up! will develop a framework for the boundary conditions necessary to create an active commoning approach.
This JSTE will be monitored in the Transnational Meeting M4 to make a first summary of the lessons learned in the project up to this period. The focus of the Open Space discussions and workshops goes around the heading “ The personnel, qualification challenges, management and operation of a Common”.
The management of common goods is particularly complex because within the groups of citizens involved there are no defined hierarchies and leadership therefore requires authority and considerable mediation skills. A constructive dialogue also requires similar skills also for the administrators and public officials involved.
The following items are in the focus of such discussions and workshops:
– General recommendations.
– General experiences and good practices from projects related to the citizens’ engagement, active participation, open dialogue with public authorities at local and regional levels.
– Hints and tricks arising from realised qualifications and/or trainings in the matter of equal opportunities, adult education, personal development.
– Knowledge from realized initiatives oriented to socio-labour integration.
– Curricula, guidelines, recommendation that aim to train such topics like leadership and communication, social and managerial skills, emotional intelligence, human resources and coaching, developed for the management.
– Experiences from the collaboration with the National government and councils in the development of Commons management policies meant to create working places, including aspects of equality, gender mainstreaming, non-discrimination and environmental sustainability. The participants will visit the following good-practice practitioner’s institutions/venues:
– Open up! to present the most innovative educational methodologies and tools used in projct’s sector. Open Up! will invite youth workers and youth to give a live presentation of these methodologies.