Meaningful Youth Participation in road safety

Young people have the creativity, innovative thinking and lived experiences to contribute to meaningfully decision-making to tackle social issues. Who is better equipped to inform youth policy than youth themselves? So then, why is the youth voice often neglected in decision-making?

There are lots of reasons why starting with understanding how to make participation "meaningful" and how to do it effectively! Learn how meaningful youth participation in road safety could and should be. From answering the question "why" meaningful youth participation, to the principles, pillars and tools on "how" to make it happen. Launched on International Youth Day!

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Learning objectives

By the end of this module you will be able to...

Understand what Meaningful Youth Participation (MYP) is, and its background;
Reflect on key strategies and tools that can be used to enhance MYP.
Identify how MYP relates to road safety through concrete examples and case studies;
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What can you expect from this module?

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Learn about global road safety at your own pace with videos, images, reading and quizzes.


All data in this course is derived from the United Nations and global evidence - reviewd by our industry leading experts.

Mixed Learning Tools

We use video, interactive tools, reading and reflections that are youth friendly and support how making content easy to digest.


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Reviewed by road safety experts

This is what road safety experts
have to say about this module

"This module on meaningful youth participation is a great introduction to the why and how for youth engagement. I really enjoyed reviewing it and know that it will equip young leaders with initial ideas and knowledge needed to make their voices and participation count".

Beatrice Dumaswala
Communications Coordinator
FIA Foundation
"This module will be an incredibly important resource for many organizations and decision-making groups across the world. I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing it and encourage young people and decision-makers alike to use the concepts presented to level-up their work with young people".

Umayangga Yogalingam
Manager, Knowledge Translation and Programs
"Congratulations on developing this material, it will be a great resource and benefit many. I’ve learnt quite a few things myself too. I like that you are introducing different types of comms; it makes the product so much more engaging. The content and consecutive chapters flow logically and provide a nice step by step immersive guide in the subject".

Agnieszka Krasnolucka
Programmes Director
FIA Foundation

What are youth saying?

Module 4 of the YOURS Academy is a great way to learn about or review the cocnepts of MYP and is sure to motivate anyone to start, or continue, involving youth in decision-making spaces.If you weren’t already convinced that Meaningful Youth Participation can, and should, be present at all levels and stages of decision-making, then this module is a must-do.

Alison Collard De Beafort
Youth Leadership Board, Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety
As one of youth leaders that supported the review of this module, I can testify that it is very interactive,
insightful, and youthful in the way it has been designed. This module is very timely as it provides young leaders with insight on what MYP is and what it is not to better position themselves to claim their space at decision making tables and hold their leaders accountable.

Oliva Nalwadda
Youth Leadership Board, Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety

Manpreet Darroch

Manpreet is an award-winning campaigner and facilitator that has been working in youth and road safety for over ten years. He has led workshops all around the world to champion the cause of meaningful youth participation in road safety decision-making. He began at YOURS in 2009 heading up social action campaigns and developing the multi-award winning YOURS Capacity Development Programme. He is YOURS' Capacity Development Director and the facilitator of the module.
Patrick Jones - Course author
Patrick Jones - Course author

Daniela Gómez

Daniela, is a young Colombian, passionate about road safety and committed to work for youth empowerment in her country and around the world. She brings her perspective as a female cyclist, with 5 years of experience working in the field of sustainabilty. Her valuable knowledege is weaved throughout this module with experience data that we know will be insightful for you. Daniela is YOURS' Capacity Development Manager and co-wrote the content in this module with our team of experts.