Project Title

Sustainability and networking as means of Asian youth empowerment and inclusion
Project number
Start 01/12/2019 Finish 31/03/2021
Financed by
European commission
Coordinator Sustainable Development Management Institute (SDMI), France
  • CAM / Trường cao đẳng Cơ khí nông nghiệp, Vietnam
  • Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change, Inc, The Philippines
  • Stowarzyszenie “Edukacja-Młodzież” Poland
  • Studieforbundet Bilda sydost, SW
  • Associazione AREGAI, Italy


Countries in the South Asia region are in a prime position to harness the full potential of their youth populations and promote inclusive and sustainable development. For this reason, fostering youth all-around-skills and ensuring their full participation, both in solving global challenges and local ones, is critical to the development and prosperity of the region. The project represents a platform for an enhanced cooperation between European and Asian organizations active in the field of youth. The cooperation envisaged will address the need for the Asian Youth sector to get better access to high quality training and non-formal education methods. The aim of the cooperation is increasing youth operators’ ability offering the youth operators working in the partners’ countries the opportunity to get in contact with their counterparts in the other participating countries.


The cooperation will have a direct impact on young people through the provision of better activities and most of all more active and cohesive support by local actors, and the benefit will impact both youth and adult in the process. The partners will:

  • Increase partners readiness to deal with common challenges, by sharing knowledge and collecting best practices
  • Increase the professional skills of 12 Asian and EU Youth workers in networking, sustainability and territorial analysis
  • Increase the competences and abilities of youth workers after the training session, by involving them actively in the production of the new materials
  • Increase the usability of the SUSTAIN program during local piloting performed by the 4 Asian partners aimed at fine-tuning the proposed contents and techniques while ensuring youth activation at local level and empowerment
  • Enlarge youth workers ability to empower and assist young people
  • Consolidate a solid network among youth operators and organizations from Europe and Asian countries that for a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and good practices will continue to cooperate and develop further joint initiatives.


During the project’s lifetime the partners are going to produce:

  • Report on good practices – collection of activities offered by the partners to their target groups
  • SUSTAIN program – manual for youth workers on participated planning and community support
  • Effective Non-formal education methods, manual to foster youth empowerment
  • Lesson learned during the sustain project journey, tips and suggestions for future cooperation and exploitation plan

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