What is Schools for Future Youth?

Schools for Future Youth is funded by the European Commission to build the skills and capacity of teachers and young people to use global citizenship to improve learning both in and out of the classroom.

Schools for Future Youth includes support to schools to set up a Youth Ambassador Group, encouraging voluntary participation from young people to learn, think critically about, and take action on global issues through informal spaces in school.

Schools for Future Youth has been designed to support:

Teachers to:

  • Make their curriculum more engaging.
  • Develop youth centred teaching approaches.
  • Bring civic engagement into the classroom.
  • Set up and run a Youth Ambassador Group encouraging young people to take action on issues they feel passionate about, outside of the classroom.

Young people to:

  • Learn about global issues.
  • Develop their critical thinking and participation skills.
  • Be more motivated to take civic actions about globally relevant issues.
  • Plan and lead their own actions.
  • Participate in and lead activities within a Youth Ambassador Group.
  • Network and connect with young people across Europe.

School leaders to:

  • Motivate and develop staff.
  • Engage young people in school.
  • Help develop the school ethos.

Policy makers and civil society organisations to:

  • Understand the benefits and educational outcomes of global citizenship and youth participation across Europe.
  • Consult national and European recommendations to support the implementation of a global citizenship approach to education

The resources available on the Schools for Future Youth website have been developed in close collaboration with one main ‘Hub School’ in each of the Partner countries including the UK, Italy, Cyprus and Poland, and subsequently trialled with local groups of schools. All resources are available to download, free of charge. If you or your students would like to participate in the discussions on the youth wall, please register online.