The RISIV partnership has gathered years of significant experience in the field of youth work and has noticed the positive outcomes of the implementation of social impact projects in local communities.

 SIPs are one of the best ways for identifying local needs in a community and bring adequate solutions to the population.  RISIV wants to gather young people from a community and make them reflect upon its characteristics.

Through dialogue and non-formal educational techniques, we want to make young people reflect on what troubles their community has and which improvements could be achieved. RISIV is the opportunity for young people to endorse the role and responsibilities of a Youth Leader through the implementation of a social impact project.

 The goal of RISIV is to design, test, validate and produce new guidance and support material for youth workers, youth leaders and young people aged 13-20 to co-produce, implement and evaluate locality-based volunteering projects for social impact.  Its results include a set of Intellectual Outputs: 

THE PEDAGOGY ROADMAP...

Is an initial study of good practices for the development of the RISIV theoretical framework, which will be useful for the implementation of social impact projects with the youth through volunteering. 

THE YOUTH WORKERS´ HANDBOOK...

is a new curriculum for youth workers to learn about co-production and to gain techniques for supporting young people with the implementation of SIPs in their local communities.

THE YOUTH LEADERS´ RESOURCE PACK...

is a set of guidelines for young people, particularly youth leaders to learn about peer development and the project lifecycle. 

YOUTH WORKERS´ JOURNEY TO SIPS

is a digitalized toolkit of open and flexible planning resources.

THE POLICY BRIEF...

a stakeholder guide for setting up and implementing the RISIV approach in localities with a group of young people.  

Each of these Intellectual Outputs provides a legacy of learning for wider use in European youth work, drawn directly from the expertise and experience of the participating youth workers, facilitators and young people.

Specifically, they meet a need to change and improve the situation in each one of the partner’s local/neighborhood in relation to the sustainability of social impact projects.