A common challenge for municipalities in the Baltic Sea region is, according to the CaSYPoT-Ru project, a lack of comprehensive knowledge about the situation of young people. As a consequence, it is difficult to develop policies based on facts. The project suggests that more cross-border cooperation will facilitate studies and analyses of youngster’s situation and consequently improve the basis for effective youth policies.
The project introduces four Russian partners from two municipalities in Kaliningrad to the EU project. The Russian partners will participate in all of the activities of the EU project. One of the major activities is to carry out a survey, which is used as a tool to compare young people’s situation in different countries. Also, the project will allow the partners to create local youth policies and to test tools, such as focal groups, “politician cafés” and safety walks. The participation of the Russian partners is highly relevant also for the EU project as it will enrich the intercultural dialogue and widen the scale of cross-border cooperation.