UBC is a partner in the project YUPAD – YoUth PArticipatory budgets empowering young people using big Data, co-financed by ERASMUS+ programme.

The YUPAD project aims to enable young people to understand, practice, and influence youth participatory budgets across European cities.

The objectives are to develop a comprehensive view of already existing grass-root and policy practices in youth participatory budgets combining the research, policy, and youth work practices; to create and put in place local policy mechanisms for participatory budgets; to develop the capacity of educators to provide quality non-formal educational activities for young people on topics of youth participatory budgets; to enable local authorities to put in practice youth participatory budgets using big data while addressing digital transformation; and to ensure the sustainability of project results by developing the community of practitioners from across Europe.

UBC will be responsible for dissemination and communication activities.

This 24-month project is implemented by Out of the Box International (coordinator), Union of Baltic Cities, CESIE, CSI, SÜDWIND, City of Riga Culture and Sport Department, OPENS, IED, XWHY, and VM University.
The total budget is 400.000 EUR, UBC budget – 53.714 EUR.