Svensk partner: Oskarshamns kommun

LYPP (Local Youth Policy Program)

The overall project objective is to increase young people’s democratic influence.

Today there is a democratic deficit of the two parties and they find it difficult to get young people to want to get involved in local democracy. To achieve this, it should be carried out a survey on site in HCM where young people are asked how they feel about their everyday lives, the answers must be analyzed by a scientist. The project will demonstrate that this survey is ONE way to work with youth issues. When the project is completed as the HCM had access to our way of working with these issues and ability to continue working to increase young people’s democratic influence.

Within the project, the goal is to obtain a political action plan regarding youth issues.

In the implementation of the survey, a number of problem areas will be identified. The survey responses will be analyzed and the analysis leading up to the action plan, which will include proposals for action on the problems that have been identified. Another goal is to get to a collaboration between the various political actors in HCM regarding youth issues, this collaboration is currently non-existent. Furthermore, three seminars will be held to show what resource young people is in the local decision making and the creation of a youth council in HCM.

WiFi in rural areas and Multi Purpose Civic Centres

This is a two-year project developed as a result of the cooperation between Oskarshamn and Hibiscus coast municipalities. The cooperation is in the field of municipal technical services and it is specifically intended to address telecommunications and data communications infrastructure in the rural areas. The intention is to introduce and improve on the use of wireless local area technology in rural areas through use of voice over internet (VOIP). 

The objective of this project is to facilitate decentralization of important information and communication services in order to increase the spread of information and access at the most minimum cost and at the same time ensuring that vital information is accessible to all and especially those in the rural areas.

The target groups for this project are the municipal employees entrusted with information services, the local NGO employees and all the provincial employees in the area. This is because, they are key in the process of ensuring that all the people in the area get and access relevant information. Trainings and study circles will be conducted with the aim of improving on the skills and capabilities of all the municipal employees.

The expected result from the project is that it will be easier for the rural population to access vital information about all the essential provincial services including: healthcare, education, etc.