Giggin’ Policy Project

The Giggin’ Policy project is an international project co-led by ten partners from five European countries, including the Netherlands, Ireland, UK, Lithuania and Spain. The project aims to strengthen young people’s participation and representation in the rise of platform economy. The project has been initiated in January 2021 and is expected to finish in January 2024.

    On 15 January 2021, the Giggin’ Policy project has been initiated to strengthen young people’s participation and representation in the rise of platform economy. The project will initially last for three years and is expected to end on 14 January 2024.

    It is an international project co-led by ten partners from five European countries, including: Friesland College, Learning Hub Friesland, Friese Poort and Municipality Of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands, Meath County Council and Dundalk Institute Of Technology in Ireland, Newry & Mourne Co-operative and Enterprise Agency (NMEA) in Northern Ireland, Kaunas Vocational Training Centre (KSPMC) in Lithuania, as well as Barcelona Chamber of Commerce and Centre of Commercial Education (CEM) in Spain.  The project is co-financed by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme, with a total project funding of €612,458.

    The project targets young people and in particular those young people who are at a greater risk of being exploited in the platform economy (such as those coming from poor socio-economic backgrounds). Policy makers and the leaders of educational institutions are encouraged to involve and support young people in the design of regional strategies. To achieve this, the project will organise awareness-raising activities through social media platforms, set up policy innovation co-design labs and provide Giggin’ policy packs to bring the involved actors together. Immediate policy target groups for this initiative include those whose work has a stake in policies influencing the youth, such as people working in youth organisations, regional or local authorities, educational institutions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

    Various activities will be organised to increase the involvement of vulnerable youth in the policymaking process, such as creating more opportunities for young people to take on leadership roles, developing their competencies and practical skills, protecting them from being exploited in the platform economy, as well as raising awareness regarding the impact of the platform economy on young people and the importance of establishing regulations to govern the platform economy.

    A panel of international experts will be created to discuss the issues at the European level and to develop strategies to manage the impact of the platform economy on the European economy.

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    Metadata

    • Initiative
    • Awareness raising, campaigns, information provision, Provision of insurance and social protection
    • Ireland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom
    • Government, Other
    • Yes
    • no specific sector focus
    • skills and employability, social protection
    • English
    • 2021
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