The project was undertaken in four European cities: Berlin (Germany), Bucharest (Romania), Gdynia (Poland) and Rotterdam (the Netherlands). Young people themselves campaigned their ideas about renewables and energy efficiency to peers and adults, to the media, to the public and to policy makers. YOUTH had two principal aims: To promote understanding of smarter energy use in respect to urban traffic; to demonstrate the value of active participation of the younger generation in the decision making processes of local transport policy.
The YOUTH project aimed to promote a culture of participative policy development in European cities by helping young people to have their say about renewables and energy efficiency in transport.
- Youthful campaigning of intelligent solutions of energy efficiency in transport from youngster to peers via media productions like films and a poster exhibition and a competition between schools and youth groups.
- Virtual platform for youngsters' communication between the participating cities, to present YOUTH project, to allow a direct communication with youngsters and youngsters' feed back to the YOUTH process, to give opportunities of participation and controlling of implementation
- Award shows for youth groups in the participating cities and youth exchange to present youthful ideas in other cities involved and to disseminate experiences.
- Touring exhibitions with contributions from the competition through the involved cities and additional 10 cities in the old and new Member States.
- Active participation of young people in policy decision making process of urban transport policy and adjustments and implementations following their suggestions and mobility requirements.