The Youth Intervention team in Sønderborg initiated the EYES research among their peers at the end of January 2020. During the first three weeks, the YIT managed to collect answers from more than 500 youth on their concerns, their motivation, and which barriers they see for their engagement around climate, environmental and sustainability issues in Sønderborg.
The research was done in relation to an online questionnaire and interviews. The YIT has visited the Sønderborg youth in their classrooms, at high school morning gatherings, and further reached out to them online through school platforms and Facebook.
Later the Sønderborg YIT will invite youth from Sønderborg, the EYES Advisory Board and other interested to a public event to validate and discuss the results from the survey. The survey will form part of the background for preparing recommendations on youth involvement in the local climate and energy planning to policy makers in Municipality of Sønderborg.