A SURVEY OF THE YOUTH AGED 16-19 IN KLAIPĖDA MUNICIPALITY: LIVING CONDITIONS AND THE FUTURE

Giedrė Straksienė

Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to provide an initial description of youth policy and highlight some relevant data. There has been conducted a survey in the framework of CaSYPoT project (Capacity Building for Strategic Youth Policy and Transnational Cooperation) under the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014–2020 (Project No. STHB.05.01.00-SE-0024/15). The overall aim of this project is to encourage young people to get involved into local democracy and to present the youth as the resource in the development of society and democracy. The goal of the project is the survey that was carried out in Klaipėda municipality, in the period of April–May 2017. Thus, the article analyses the findings of this survey. The questionnaire contained questions addressing young people’s well-being and safety in their neighbourhood and at school, as well as their experience getting involved in the municipality work and their influence on its decisions. The target group of the survey was young people aged 16–19.

KEYWORDS: young people, students, youth policy and strategy, Klaipėda municipality, SBP project “CaSYPoT”.

JEL CODES: H51, H52, H53, H75.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15181/rfds.v25i2.1746


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