2022-11-09 | BePart Final Conference



Youth participation paths: which way? BePart Final Conference

Porto, Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto

9th of November 2022, 14h-17h30




BePart project consortium is pleased to invite you to join the final conference, entitled "Youth participation paths: Which way?, on 9th of November 2022, from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm.


BePart is a 3-year project that aimed to develop, implement and evaluate an innovative participatory youth approach to be implemented in regular schools, fostering inclusive education while promoting citizenship competences and youth empowerment. The innovative participatory youth approach that was designed in the BePart project relied on the youth-led development concept, which places the youth at the center of their own change, development and growth.


This final conference will count with the participation of the project partners and participants from Portugal, Spain, Greece and Latvia who will present the activities they develop during 3 years, in a project that challenged students from 13 to 15 years old from disadvantaged backgrounds to take part of the process of decision-making of their schools and, by this way, acquire and/or develop their civic competencies, empowerment and, ultimately, their social inclusion.


The event will be held in English language and is targeted at schools, students, teachers, policy makers in Education, Training and Youth, teachers’ training providers and non-governmental organizations.






14h00 – Opening session

Rita Sousa and Cláudia Castro Dias, Mentortec

Carlinda Leite, CIIE/FPCEUP


14h20 – Youth civic and political participation in and beyond schools

Isabel Menezes, CIIE/FPCEUP


15h00 – Round table Youth participation projects

Making Youth Participation visible in school management – Adelina Silva, ESPF

Young Mayor: An educational project aiming to promote active citizenship and shared governance – Norberto Ribeiro, CIIE/FPCEUP

Children and young people as active environmental citizens – Clementina Rios, CIIE/FPCEUP

"If we don't do it ourselves, it won't evolve": Young people building projects for their communities – Nicolas Silva, CIIE/FPCEUP

Policy and practice to Start the Change – Luísa Ribeiro, INOVA+

Moderator: José Carlos Bronze, CIIE/FPCEUP


16h00 – Break


16h30 – BePart project from the perspectives of their participants

Escola Secundária de Paços de Ferreira (PT)

Escola Virolai (ES)

2o Gymnasio Geraka (EL)

Valmiera Pargauja Primary School (LV)

Moderator: Angélica Monteiro, CIIE/FPCEUP


17h15 – BePart project’s results

Rita Sousa, Mentortec




Join us on the 9th of November at the BePart Final Conference!
Participation is free, but registration is required. After your registration, we will send you the link for attending the event. 



Registration HERE



About BePart project: http://bepart-project.eu/


For more information, please contact: rita.sousa@mentortec.eu, claudia.dias@mentortec.eu