Kick-off project Just Closer

6 September 2022
The European Youthlab project has been finalised after 2,5 years of intense and fruitful cooperation between all partners. Have you not seen the documentary yet? Watch it here. Or learn more about the Youthlab Model in the toolkit

Today the follow-up project Just Closer started, a two-year collaboration with Defence for Children (DCI) Italy, the Greek Ministry of Justice, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Valencia and the University of Genova. The project will focus on the practical application of EU Directive 2016/800 that forensic professionals follow in their work with incarcerated young people.

Also in this project, professionals and young people discuss youth-friendly communication and appropriate approaches in the juvenile justice process. With guidance from YiP, Youthlab’s young participants with lived experience, will be involved in the activities of the project. In addition to training forensic professionals, they will return to youth detention centres for round table discussions with incarcerated youth. Podcasts will be released in which young people can share their experiences through an interview, a spoken word or a written song.
At the end of October, YiP will travel with Youthlab to Avigliana in Turin for a roadmapping workshop with project partner Defence for Children and young experience experts from Italy.

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