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Pre-study on the role of children and youth in building resilient societies in the Baltic Sea region
The “ChYResilience Project – The role of children and youth in building a resilient society” commenced on 1 September 2020 and ended on 30 June 2022. Funded by the Swedish Institute, the Project aimed to empower children and youth to play an active role as contributors to societal resilience and to remove barriers to their active involvement in prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. The Project was implemented by the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Secretariat as lead partner, in collaboration with partner organizations in Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, and Poland.
The present Pre-Study was the primary activity envisaged in the framework of the Project. It aimed to understand how children and youth could be empowered to play an active role as contributors to societal resilience, and how existing barriers to their active involvement in disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery could be removed. In particular, the objective of the Pre-Study was to identify and explore critical factors that enable or hinder children and youth from playing an active role in building resilient societies.