The Youth Councils of Reykjavík City attended a meeting with the City Council on Tuesday. Such meetings will from now be held once a year where representatives of young Reykjavík residents can present their ideas on how to improve life in the capital.
The purpose with this meeting is to create a platform for Reykjavík residents younger than 18 to have a say in the city’s development, according to a press release from Reykjavík City.
Youth councils have been active in neighborhoods across the capital for the past two winters and this is the seventh year that they present their ideas to Reykjavík City Council.
The proposals submitted by the Youth Councils of Reykjavík City on Tuesday include improving Hljómskálagardurinn and Miklatún parks in the city center, establishing a special wall where people can create street art without damaging property with graffiti and establishing a social club for teenagers in central Reykjavík.
Other ideas include establishing green areas in new neighborhoods across the city, introducing new and fresh methods in anti-drug campaigns, increasing funding for summer jobs for high school students and improving Icelandic language courses for immigrants.