The fourth and final meeting of the work group on CoYOUTHworking, hosted by the organization Nest01 - HUB385, took place from the 20th to the 23rd September in Zagabria, Croatia.
The main objective of the meeting was to finalize the project’s outputs. In particular, the partners worked on the creation of a self-assessment questionnaire addressed to coworking managers, useful for measuring the ability to include young people within the spaces, which will be published shortly on the website www.coyouthworking.eu
The questionnaire represents a starting point to investigate which practices can make a shared workspace more attractive for young people, bringing an added value to the development of the local community. Experiences and tips that interested operators can find in the booklet "A strategic organizational model to promote the social impact of youth participation and entrepreneurship in and out of a coworking space" and in "A skills model for youth workers in coworking spaces ", which can be downloaded for free on the project website.
During the meeting, the partners also worked on the content and recording of the final project video, a synthesis of the outcomes developed during the work groups. A professional video maker is in fact taking care of the direction and editing of the final film.
The meeting ended with a study-visit to the "Radiona" makerspace, born in 2011 with the aim of promoting the culture of "open source" and self-production, as well as connecting art, science and technology ( especially in STEAM). The association aims to create new networks of realities that deal with DIY (do-it-yourself) and DIWO (do-it-with-others) culture through an interdisciplinary approach based on community building, participation, cohesion, sharing of knowledge and co-planning.