The work of networks and civil society organisations involve many different stages including inputs, processes and decision-making levels. The work of civil society requires staff, skills and resources. Processes conducted by civil society can include research, relations and advocacy. Each of these are different areas and aspects of a network or CSOs work. When engaging young people it is very important to make sure that in each of these areas youth voices are considered and youth are involved.
Part of mainstreaming youth participation is also measuring the results of youth engagement. Measuring results will help make a case for further youth engagement, and measuring the outcomes for youth could also help make a case to youth for their participation. Not to mention the fact that your research can support the field and civil society at-large. This YouthPower toolkit is a great resource for Monitoring and Evaluation of youth engagement.