JIMMY-Youth Information Mediator
The main aim of the project was to establish long term cooperation between youth workers and youth information work, thus increasing the outreach of youth information to young people (with special regard to those with fewer opportunities) and the professionalism of youth workers.
The information needs of young people were examined through focus groups in 7 countries, with the participation of over 250 young people and the findings were incorporated in the training courses.
The project showcased the following tangible outcomes:
- a Jimmy training on the provision of youth information for youth workers;
- the translation of the Jimmy training to French, Spanish and Italian;
- an Advanced YIntro training targeted at experienced youth information workers, referring to the Jimmy module and cooperation with Jimmies to expand the outreach of youth information services;
- a Reflective workbook for the Advanced YIntro module;
- a flyer promoting the Jimmy training and concept
- a leaflet presenting the main results of the focus group survey.
The developed training courses are part of the ERYICA training system and are being organised around Europe.
The project partnership included youth information professionals of the ERYICA network from Austria, Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom. Over a project period of 18 months the Training Task Force and the partnership of the project developed the above mentioned courses and trained further 16 trainers from 12 countries to disseminate the content of those. By their activity, the outcomes of the project are spread further through a sustainable dissemination strategy.
Jimmies work in cooperation with Youth Information Centres and increase their outreach, providing information services to young people.
Flyers on the Jimmy concept and the results of the focus groups have been published and disseminated throughout ERYICA’s strong network of 33 members in 28 European countries, providing them with hands-on information on the given topics that they can disseminate in their national structures around Europe.