Create Your World - Create Your Region

Topic area
Basic services, Leader, municipalities

Disaggregation level

Project region
Upper Austria

Local Action Group (LAG)
LAG Regionalentwicklung Vöckla-Ager

LE– Programming Period
LE 07–13

Project period

Project initiator
Leaderregion Vöckla-Ager / Leader region Vöckla-Ager

LE 07-13 information

Themenbereich (Untergliederung): Leader (Jugend)
LAG (lokale Aktionsgruppe): Vöckla-Ager (REVA)
Maßnahme: M421

Short description

Where is the future being generated? Who shapes the future?

Children and youngsters as designers of our future are the basis for the development of the society. The world of adults is well advised to offer youngsters a chance not only to think about new ideas, but also to realise them and to assist them in doing so.

The project “Create Your Region” begins, where there is normally the end of the line for young people - with the implementation of their ideas
Within the framework of the project “Create Your Region“, a cooperation project of six Leader regions, the Offenen Technologielaboren (Open Technology Laboratories) and the Ars Electronica youngsters are offered the opportunity to participate actively in the development and implementation of regional ideas. Here a vibrant cycle between region and town – between region and the world is developing within the next two years with the ARS festival as a stepping stone and presentation platform. Also at regional level there are a

Targets and target groups

• Inviting, inspiring, encouraging and monitoring youngsters, taking children and youngsters seriously in their roles as active designers and creating opportunities for involving them in regional processes
• Providing children and youngsters a framework for shaping their future
• Initiating a process for different age groups at regional level, presenting it in a centrally bundled way at the festival, and further developing it at regional level
• Providing children and youngsters an exciting and inspiring room for development
• Providing a stage for ideas and projects of youngsters on shaping their future
• Providing for the respective age-groups offers for actively shaping, developing, and discussing ideas and projects
• Imparting, in the course of this process, children and youngsters basic project management knowledge for carrying out projects independently
• Using existing structures, such as OTELO as a home base for regional development or the AEC festival or for central bundling
• Networking of existing regional youth initiatives among each other and with the AEC festival
• Promoting the development and the testing of new open participation models especially for the target group of youths

Project implementation and measures

• Regional identification of potentials
• Regional innovation rooms for ideas (further development)
• Regional youth on tour
• Preparing festival ideas – testing at regional level
• Active networking and presentation at the AEC festival “Create Your World”
• Regional further development of new approaches