Youth Participation With, By and For Youths

María Arroyo Ces

Asociación Juvenil Talasa

Currently, there are many voices and views concerning youths which, in a rather paternalistic way, are superimposed on the voices and views of young people themselves. This means that
they experience many difficulties when participating in diverse spaces and processes of social and community life, mainly in terms of decision-making and putting words into actions, because not
all young people have the privilege of knowing, wanting and being able to participate in life in society. The Asociación Juvenil Talasa was created through a group of young people with the aim
of reflecting their voices and ideas in international projects and learning opportunities from the grassroots. Thus, since 2021, the association has managed to generate synergies to export them
to all those interested in continuing to create and learn.

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