Project Description

IYE-LABs: Inclusive Youth Environmental – Social Lab For Volunteering (2019-2020)

The IYE-LABs project is a transnational cooperation partnership that allows a group of stakeholders from youth, volunteering and social inclusion backgrounds to collaborate in a project aimed to foster inclusive youth environments.

IYE-LABs specific objective is to promote civic participation of young people (specially most disadvantaged young people), increasing social, civic and critical thinking of young people, by developing the role of volunteering for social inclusion, as young participants will develop innovative solutions to local (but global) social and environmental challenges and will implement them as voluntary projects.

In order to do so, IYE-LABs consortium developed a methodology and a training manual inspired in the social labs model. A social lab is a space and a group for the design of collaborative processes that try to promote social innovation. Our methodology is inspired by the process work, that promotes transformation at an individual and collective level by working on the conflicts resolution and problems whether they are psychological, physical or social.

Through the scalability of this methodology, we want to test and prove that the social labs, and the methodology of the process work, is an useful and sustainable tool in the young people’s motivation and involvement in social volunteering actions and, therefore, we improve their citizen participation and their critical thinking towards the global and local challenges. Our work in this field is inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030.

Más información:

IYE-LABs project in Córdoba (Spain) – YouTube

La experiencia de María López en el proyecto IYE-LABs de Córdoba (España) – YouTube