Dear SIA4Y Friends,
Today is officially the last day of our Strengthening the civil society rights by information access for European youth (SIA4Y) project. We started in December 2018 and finalized today, at the end of May 2020. It was 18 months of great experiences, fantastic meetings, inspiring debates with youth and tons of knowledge on Freedom of Information, Access to Information and ways to use it. We wish to thank everyone who participated in pour project – our great Partners from Poland, Latvia, Estonia Finland and Belgium, the EACEA Agence and Polish Focal Point who supported us whenever we had questions, but first and foremost – our fantastic youth, the audience and the main beneficiaries of our events. Without you, your enthusiasm, your joy and hunger for knowledge we would not have made it all!
Also, here you can check the 3 fantastic publications we created during the project lifetime with the help of academics from the University of Gdansk – Prof. Sylwia Mrozowska and PhD Barbara Kijewska.
- SIA4Y Code of Good Practice “Youth Access to Public Information” – where we share best practices on youth policy, FoI practices related to young people and share ideas on how to engage youth to become more aware and active EU citizens. Download here: http://civicyouth.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/CodeOfGoodPracticeWWW.pdf
2. Our final publication “Youth for a healthy democracy in the European Union” – over 100 pages filled with academic expertise on transparency and FoI in the EU, written in lively, attractive manner – your complete guide to all FoI and Access to Information in the EU
Download here: http://civicyouth.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/SIA4Y-final-publication-Transparency-FoI-1.pdf
3. Recommendations “Priority transparency needs from a youth perspective” – concise paper with clear guidelines for the policymakers based on our 9 meetings with almost 400 young EU citizens in 5 countries. Download here: http://civicyouth.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Transparency-needs.pdf
One more time we wish t thank everyone who took part with us in our journey of the SIA4Y project!
All the best,
Polish Economic Society branch in Gdansk Team