The OurSpace project, funded under the CIP PSP eParticipation call, is just a step away from welcoming its first users. OurSpace (www.ep-ourspace.eu/) is a platform for young people where they can freely talk, write, share, participate, vote, “allow”, propose, and contribute towards ideas and policies that directly affect them but are usually decided without them. The OurSpace platform has been designed for young people and by young people. Having on board major youth councils and national young parliaments (British Youth Council, Czech National Youth Parliament, Café Babel Magazine and Café Babel Greece) OurSpace demonstrates a great potential to engage masses of youngsters and to become the new youth platform to discuss current affairs and problems in Europe.
The OurSpace consortium gathered in Paris in mid-February to fine tune the platform functionalities that will apart from the traditional eParticipation features also include an Android App, Facebook App and iGoogle Gadget. Oli represented 21c Consultancy – responsible for the coordination of the UK pilot and for the development of the OurSpace Sustainability and Business Plan.