People Dialogue and Change is 1!

It’s been a busy first year for us at People Dialogue and Change, and after lots of people have asked “How’s it going?”, “What are you doing?”, we thought it might be a good idea to let you all know what we have been involved in one year on with our mission to support organisations with their approach to youth participation and youth engagement.
PDC's Director, Dan Moxon, facilitating the V.Y.P. Programme in Milan

Here’s a little taster of what we did last year:
  • Developed the Valuing Young People Programme on behalf of Eurochild - enabling young people from over five countries to contribute to directly into Eurochild’s policy work and European decision making
  • Delivered community empowerment training for JCI Iceland as part of their national convention, with a beautiful backdrop of the mountains and glaciers of Selfoss in West Iceland
  • Conducted consultation seminars with primary school teachers on the development of children's participation for Lancashire County Council
  • Enabled The Railway Children to establish a participatory research programme for their Safe Spaces research into young people who runaway.
  • Trained staff from Manchester City Council on recruiting young people to youth participation programmes
  • Facilitated the Youthforia Youth Employment Commission, enabling adults and young people to co-produce policy on youth unemployment for NWRYWU
  • Supported Tobacco Free Futures with their award winning youth anti-tobacco advocacy programme Smoke and Mirrors.
  • Evaluated the organisational impact of youth participation on alcohol policy, with Mentor UK and their Youth Insight Programme
  • Supported Lancaster University Faculty of Public Health to begin developing a participatory research programme around young men and masculinity
  • Continued our work with University of Central Lancashire School of Social Work to support the growth of the Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation
  • Supported Trafford Hall, The National Centre for Communities, with the development of their youth programme.
  • Worked with RunAClub to help bring a new tool for supporting clubs to the youth, community and sports sectors
  • Released our first book publication “Participation , Citizenship , and Intergenerational Relations in Children and Young People’s Lives”  from Westwood, Larkins, Moxon, Perry and Thomas on Palgrave-Macmillan

Let's see what next year brings.......!