• Jekaterina Moisejeva Rezekne Academy of Technologies (LV)



youth, participation, volunteers, English, projects, strategy, NGO


Nowadays the problem of youth participation is one of the most important issues among politicians, scientists, teachers, youth specialists and employees. In the last 10 years, the number of young people in Latvia has decreased by 35 % or 180 thousand. The reasons are: passivity, low motivation and lack of interest among young people; insufficient awareness among young people of opportunities to participate and actively engage in various non-formal education activities; the lack of entrepreneurship and communication skills; the youth policy strategy in Rezekne has not been developed and approved. These challenges slower youth engaging in active participation. Based on previous experience, the author believes that the problem of youth participation in NGO can be solved by purposefully working and improving the factors of youth participation such as learning and improving English as well as involvement in youth projects.


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