You are almost at the finishing line. Nevertheless, there is still work involved in preparing and transforming the project results into an accessible output – which should then be communicated to the decision-makers and beyond. And don’t forget the evaluation!
No matter the form, it is very important that the results are presented in a transparent way that also appeals to the recipients. As there are several recipients of the results, targeted efforts are also highly relevant here. You can ask the different groups of recipients how they would prefer to receive the results. The decision-makers might want it one way, the media a second, and young people a third.
Besides presenting the actual results in the form of ideas, recommendations or others, it is also important that you clarify the significance and relevance of your project results. You should make it clear to everyone that there is real quality output to be gained from involving young people in decision-making processes. To put it another way, you should use your results to show how well youth participation works.
OPIN offers a dedicated “results section”, where you can publish the outcome of the participation phase. Don’t forget to fill it in for those who (re-)visit your project even after its ending.
Welcome to the DiGY podcast series. In this episode, we talk about “The other side of the Table: Perspectives of Decision Makers”. Our guest today is Jason Zammit, Senior Manager for Research, Strategy and Youth Policy Implementation at Agenzija Zghazagh - The National Youth Agency of Malta.