A Better Youth Information for New Times
ERYICA launched a project in January 2009: "A Better Youth Information for New Times".
The project aimed to enhancing and increasing the provision of generalist youth information of quality in Europe, namely in the aspects of youth participation, quality standards, and new technologies.
The mentioned objectives were pursued by:
- Fostering, collecting and disseminating best practices;
- Developing existing training cycles addressing youth information trainers and workers;
- Publishing and enriching an online platform for generalist youth information workers;
- Fostering quality peer-to-peer practices;
- Involving young people in youth information work, especially in the dissemination of user-centred information.
The project was implemented in three parallel phases:
The project is jointly implemented by 10 organisation in nine countries.
Training Task Force Meetings
Training Task Force Meetings are meetings of trainers and youth information workers from all over Europe, during which trainers discuss most problematic issues of the quality of generalist youth information in Europe.
Six consecutive meetings took place in 2009-2010 within the framework of the project:
- Vienna (Austria), March 6 - 8, 2009;
- Rotterdam (the Netherlands), March 25, 2009;
- Rotterdam (the Netherlands), April 23-24. 2009;
- Palma (Spain), May 8 - 10, 2009;
- Ljubljana (Slovenia), November 6 - 9, 2009;
- Brussels (Belgium), January 23-25, 2010.
Youth Information Platform
Youth Information Platform is an online platform to be created by the project partners. It will be at the disposal of youth information workers and trainers. The Platform will contain a range of information for youth information workers, trainers, and other interested parties.
In the framework of the project, a printed publication will be produced, highlighting the results of the project, and collecting best practices from the project partners.
The project "A Better Youth Information for New Times" is implemented with support from the European Union within the framework of the "Youth in Action" Programme of the European Commission.