OPIN

URL:
https://opin.me/
year:
since 2015
users:
ca. 3.900
partners:
nexus Institut, IJAB, Mission Publiques and 9 more

OPIN.me is a Europe-wide platform for digital youth participation that aims to make it easy even for lay people to involve young people in decision-making processes. We have developed OPIN in close cooperation with our international project consortium under the project title "EUth - Tools and Tips for Mobile and Digital Youth Participation in and across Europe". The project was funded by the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme of the EU. 

With the official launch of the platform in February 2018, the project is now successfully completed. However, we have decided to continue operating and financing OPIN as a non-profit platform in cooperation with the Nexus Institute even after the European Commission's funding framework expires.

OPIN Screen

View of a participation project on OPIN

OPIN provides a freely accessible toolbox for organisations and administrations wishing to involve young people in decision-making. You can choose from seven different templates for participation processes and thus easily start your own participation process. The platform also offers help and tips on how to implement successful participation for young people. 

In the sense of our association purpose we make the organization possible of meetings between institutions and young people, the inclusion of young people into decision making processes, as well as the early and broadly put on promotion and training of a democratic consciousness. In concrete terms, this is reflected in the admission, introduction and counselling of about 40 new youth organisations and their continuous support in the implementation of participation procedures. As we are continuously mirrored by youth workers and participation experts, OPIN thus occupies a special place in youth education. 

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