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Evaluating Environmental Youth Social Action: Learning from the 2019 Year of Green Action - BE0152

This project aims to evaluate progress towards the Government’s goal of encouraging more young people from all backgrounds to participate in environmental social action. It will draw out learning from the Year of Green Action (YoGA) on increasing participation in Environmental Youth Social Action (EYSA) and the design of high quality opportunities for young people.

The YoGA was a commitment in the 25 Year Environment Plan (25 YEP) and was launched in 2019. During the YoGA, different sectors were encouraged to develop initiatives to engage people from all backgrounds with the natural environment and taking positive steps to improve it. As part of the YoGA, there was a particular focus on young people and environmental social action.
The main research questions are designed to have broader relevance for all organisations that are working in some way to support EYSA:

• To identify the main barriers and enablers to increased quality provision of Environmental Youth Social Action opportunities
• To understand how providers can overcome barriers to increasing participation of young people in Environmental Social Action
• To understand how the Government can support organisations to increase young people’s participation in Environmental Social Action
• To share successful stories and strategies by deepening understanding of the current approaches, including what has worked in other sectors
• To identify future opportunities for involvement to increase youth participation
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : EYSAEvaluation   (8364k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2018

To: 2020

Cost: £64,313
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Renaisi Ltd
Social Research