Youth-Led Local Development (YLLD) has officially begun!

YLLD is a collaboration between 4 partners from the community development, social enterprise, youth, and training sectors across 4 countries – Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Romania.

This is a research and training project that aims to increase youth inclusion in Community-Led Local Development across the EU. The project runs from January 2022 until June 2024 and the results will be used to inform recommendations for future policy in relation to the European community and voluntary sector.

We recently held our project kick-off meeting online. Over the spring, the project team will undertake transnational research into perceptions, blockages, and future skills needed amongst the community and voluntary organisations to help increase youth inclusion in community development.  Look out for our research report this summer!

In late 2022 the project team will be seeking participants between the ages of 18-25 to take part in a community development training programme. This will include a learning workshop in Portugal. Please visit our project page and follow the project social media accounts below to be kept up to date with all project information and opportunities.

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For more information contact David Whyte on 0851813344 or [email protected]


Youth-Led Local Development is an Erasmus+ project (2021 IE01-KA220-YOU-000028770). This project has been funded by the European Union.