Engage Inform Empower: the best practice publication on youth outreach

02 December 2019

Eurodesk, the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) and the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) came together for the Erasmus+ project: 3 Network Project: Enhancing Youth Service Promotion and Outreach, with a new publication of best practices from all around Europe.

 

The three networks have long-standing cooperation. They share the mission of informing, guiding and supporting young people in seizing opportunities that can support them in being active citizens of their societies and in making informed choices for their lives.

 

Today more than ever, young people are faced with myriad information sources from all kinds of platforms and sources. Youth information workers and those who are working with youth must find multichannel and outreach ways to equally reach all young people, to inform them that we are here to provide quality information and guidance for all of their questions. – explains Jaana Fedotoff, President of ERYICA

 

The publication: Engage, Inform, Empower, is in line with the 3 networks’ policy paper on the importance of youth information services (2017). The 2nd edition of Engage, Inform, Empower is a collection of best practices from the three networks on enhancing youth service promotion and outreach. Find the publication here.

 

“Whether you are an educator; a youth worker; a policymaker; a volunteer or a young cardholder, we hope this resource will inspire you to think about how you can use digital tools as an inclusive means to engage with young people who need access to support services and mobility opportunities the most.” – Louise Mcdonald, President of EYCA.

 

As a part of the KA1 Erasmus+ project, a training event was organised for youth workers and youth information workers from the three networks. With 50 participants coming together for this special occasion, 2,5 days were spent on sharing practices on artificial intelligence in youth work, digital storytelling, social media outreach and engagement as well as media and information literacy learning and fake news.

 

“We share common challenges in the development of the youth information field, and possible solutions usually come from the best practices found in our networks. However, new challenges are opportunities for us too: to expand our skill sets, exchanging competencies, resources, and finally, our outreach.” – adds Ingrida Jokaite, President of Eurodesk.

 

Group photo of the participants of the 3 Networks’ training.

 

Partner organisations: Akzente Salzburg (Austria), Eurodesk Brussels Link (Belgium), National Youth Card Association (Bulgaria), PlanBe, Plan it, Be it (Cyrpus), City of Kupoio (Finland), Luckan (Finland), SpunOut.ie (Ireland), ERYICA (Luxemburg), Mladiinfo (Macedonia), Agenzija Zghazagh (Malta), EYCA (The Netherlands), Polish Youth Projects Association (Poland), Secretariat for Youth of Westpomerania Region (Poland), Movijovem (Portugal), ACJ (Spain), Andalusian Youth Institute (Spain), IBJOVE (Spain), Intercambia Malaga (Spain), Purchena Youth Info Office (Spain), Momentum World CIC (United Kingdom), Promo Cymru (Wales)

 

Special thanks to our speakers from the Council of Europe, Data for Central Intelligence, The Good Lobby and The Regional Youth Council of the Balearic Islands.

This project was supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.

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