Inspiring learning for a fairer future

Start the Change for Youth Workers

Are you passionate about supporting young people to take action for a better world? In Scotland's Year of Young People we are looking for enthusiastic youth workers to be part of our exciting new transformative EU global citizenship project on issues around migration and inequality - Start the Change.


Why Start the Change now?

Young people are growing up in a world that is changing almost as fast as they are. Our interconnected and interdependent world brings huge opportunities, but it also brings challenges such as conflict, inequality and environmental degradation.

Feelings of powerlessness to change the world around them can be a common challenge, but given the opportunity, young people can be powerful agents of change. Young people are entitled to participate in youth work activities which develop the necessary skills, values and attitudes to engage effectively with the opportunities and challenges our globalised world brings and to have a voice in shaping a fairer more sustainable future.

Aims of the project

Working with youth groups and schools across 11 European countries, Start the Change aims to empower youth workers and young people, teachers and pupils to explore, debate and take action on local and global issues. Focussing on the links between the UN Sustainable Development Goals, inequality and migration, the project aims to develop a model of active global citizenship for young people.

The project involves training and mentoring of youth workers and teachers, support for working participatively with young people, resource development and networking across Europe.

Youth workers who choose to join the project will take part in two national training days on November 24th and December 8th 2018 in Inverness (or January 12th and 26th 2019 in Aberdeen) followed by individually tailored mentoring and free resource support.

Get involved

If you or your youth group are interested in being part of Start the Change, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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