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SDDP ‘Uniting for Citizenship and Participation: Youth promoting Vulnerable Groups’ Rights,Opportunities and Knowledge
SDDP ‘Uniting for Citizenship and Participation: Youth promoting Vulnerable Groups’ Rights,Opportunities and Knowledge
Report Title Youth promoting Vulnerable Groups’ Rights,Opportunities and Knowledge.
Triggering Question "What are obstacles that prevent us from reaching our ideal society that is culturally diverse and inclusive?"
Project UCYVROK - Uniting for Citizenship and Participation
Author(s) Larry Fergeson
Kerstin Wittig
Yiannis Laouris
Total Duration 121.95 person hrs
Statistics Participants=9
Number of ideas=78
Number of Clusters=9
Ideas received Votes=27
Ideas on MAP R=26
Dates 04-05 JUL, 2008
Link Italy Final Report



Executive Summary


This interactive workshop based on the Structured Dialogic Design Process (SDDP) was organised as part of the project “Uniting for Citizenship and participation: Youth promoting Vulnerable group’s Rights, Opportunities and Knowledge (UCYVROK)”.The main aim of this project is to inform and mobilise young individuals from less privileged groups and actively promote youth citizenship. The project also aims at promoting feelings of solidarity, communication and understanding among youths of Europe and together work towards promoting European cooperation. The project engages stakeholders to exchange expertise and share best practices of youth organisations working on issues of cultural diversity, human rights, inclusion, empowerment and active citizenship. The main goal is to develop a joint vision of European Youth based on generally abiding principles of human rights, inclusion and cultural diversity. The project team will also develop a Joint Action Plan encouraging increased participation of less privileged youth in European led activities.

The Triggering Question (TQ) was:
What are obstacles that prevent us from reaching our ideal society that is culturally diverse and inclusive?
In response to the TQ, the 9 participants came up with 78 characteristics, which were categorized in 9 clusters. Following the voting process, 27 ideas received one or more votes and were structured to create the influence MAP shown below.

MAP for UCYVROK Italy workshop.
Influence tree from the Characteristics SDDP of the UCYVROK Italy TQ2.

According to the participants of this workshop, appear to be the most influential were:

  • Characteristic #24,Lack of open communication between citizens and leaders.
  • Characteristic #6,People in general think about their family problems.They don't want or don't have time to think about the other problems of the society.
  • Characteristic #76,Young people do not have the opportunity to express their own ideas.


The workshop was facilitated by Yiannis Laouris, Kerstin Wittig, and Larry Fergeson. The workshop was attended by 9 participants from Italy, France, Greece, Germany and Cyprus. In sum, the participants of the dialogue reported their satisfaction that their voices have been heard and documented and communicated their expectations for follow-up activities to address the diagnosis of their needs.

The project Uniting for Citizenship and Participation: Youth promoting Vulnerable Groups, Rights, Opportunities and Knowledge (UCYVROK) was co-funded by the European Union, Youth in Action Programme. The coordinating organisation of this project is the Future Worlds Center.
The project’s partner organisations are:

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