Youth Consultation Workshops in Honduras
The Youth Consultation Workshops in Honduras consisted of 11 meetings held in the year 2000. They were created as participatory spaces to understand the problems of the younger generations and find policy solutions. As a result of these workshops, the "Initiatives for Public Policies for Youth" document was produced. It was drafted by more than 500 young community representatives. It included the problems of the Honduran youth, their causes, and possible solutions. The consultation workshops constituted a platform for the discussion of issues that concerned the youth such as family disintegration, housing, health, education, employment, recreation, poverty, youth gangs (Maras), and interfamily as well as social violence, among others. The critical analysis of this problems represented the cornerstone for the elaboration and validation of the Framework for Public Policies of the Youth, which was then shared and analyzed by the different sectors of society.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program
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- democratic innovation yields no decision