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European Youth Information and Counselling Agency
87, Route de Thionville L-2611 Luxembourg
Tel.: +352 24873992 - Fax: +352 26293215
Email: secretariat(at)eryica.org

Key dates

 

December 2014:

The third edition of the Good Practice in Youth Information booklet is published

June 2014:

The Summer University on Youth Information and Counselling brings together 120 participants from 19 countries

December 2013:

The Youth Information Starter Kit is available in 7 languages

September 2013:

An ERYICA video opens the EU Youth Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania

June 2013:

The Symposium on Youth Policy in South East Europe: the role of information and counselling takes place in Zagreb, Croatia

February 2013:

ERYICA launches the Youth on the Move – InfoMobility (YoMIM) project, the goal of which is to innovate and enhance youth work in the field of mobility

July 2012:

Pilot of the 5th course of the ERYICA training system, the Advanced YIntro

April 2012:

Launch of the Information Right Now! Campaign

October 2011:

Prepatory meeting for the drafting of the Information Right Now! Campaign together with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France

June 2011:

Publishing of Guide to Safety and Quality online

April 2011:

25th Anniversary Celebration of ERYICA in Opatija, Croatia

February 2011:

launch of JIMMY, the Youth Information Mediator

September 2010:

Colloquy “Bridging the Gap” organised with support of the Council of Europe in Budapest, Hungary, European Youth Centre.

June 2010:

Launch of Council of Europe Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)8 on Youth Information.

December 2009:

ERYICA launches SHERYICA, the Interactive Platform for Youth Information workers and adopts the Principles for Online Youth Information.  

June 2009:

Second Infomobil Training, Helsinki, Finland

May 2009:

ERYICA Training Task Force met to elaborate new modules of youth information training

April 2009:

  • Inauguration of the ERYICA Premises in Luxembourg
  • Celebration of the European Youth Information Day all over the ERYICA network
  • Launch of the Meet the Street II, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

March 2009:

Launch of the ERYICA Newsletter edition

February 2009:

ERYICA "Training for Trainers" in Croatia

January 2009:

Launch of "A Better Youth Information for New Times" project

December 2008:

  • Seminar in Tivat, Conference in Kotor, Montenegro
  • Launch of the Meet the Street - I, Luxembourg

September 2008:

Study Visit to Bulgaria

June 2008:

Launch of new ERYICA websites, enabling Member Organisations and youth information workers to interact and share projects

May 2008:

  • First Infomobil Training, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Apil 2008:

  • National MBTC Course, Czech Republico
  • First European Youth Information Day - Celebration

February 2008:

Participation in"Youth Information 2.0 - European Conference on Challenges and opportunities of Web-based Youth Information and Youth Platforms", organised by IJAB and the European Commission

November 2007:

Council of Europe-ERYICA Colloquy on the Future of Youth Information in Europe (Budapest, European Youth Centre)

June 2007:

ERYICA Secretariat moves to Luxembourg

December 2006:

17th ERYICA General Assembly adopted Mission Statement, and a list of 13 Strategic Areas of Work as the framework for a 3-year Work Programme

November 2006:

European Council (Youth) adopted resolution on youth participation and information for young people, including mention of European Youth Information Charter as text of reference

June 2006:

Launch of on-line version of Infomobil Service

April 2006:

  • European Seminar (Vienna) on "Participation of Young People in Youth Information Work", jointly organised by ERYICA, Eurodesk and EYCA
  • 17 Apr. 2006:
    20th Anniversary of the creation of ERYICA (in Madrid, April 1986)

December 2005:

According to the results of an ERYICA survey: more than 13,000 youth information workers worked in 8,000 "generalist" centres and points in 25 countries, that received in 2005 around 23 million visits

Also, National M.B.T.C. courses took place during 2005 in Finland, Norway, Slovenia and Wales.

November 2005:

16th ERYICA General Assembly (Ljubljana) adopted policy statement on "Indicators for a National Youth Information Policy"

September 2005:

European Seminar (Paris) on "Quality Matters in Information for Young People", jointly organised by ERYICA, Eurodesk and EYCA

November 2004:

15th ERYICA General Assembly (Bratislava) adopted updated version of the European Youth Information Charter

Also, National M.B.T.C. courses took place during 2004 in Estonia, Poland, and Slovenia 

August 2004:

Post of Co-ordinator of Services on Internet created in the ERYICA Secretariat

January 2004:

ERYICA, Eurodesk and EYCA invited by European Commission to contribute to implementation of Common Objectives

November 2003:

European Council (Youth) adopted "common objectives" for youth participation and information for young people

October 2003:

European Seminar (Budapest) on "Youth Participation in Youth Information"

May 2003:

  • First national M.B.T.C. courses organised in Finland and Slovenia
  • CLRAE adopted Revised European Charter on "Participation of Young People in Local and Regional Life"

December 2002:

  • ERYICA course trained M.B.T.C. trainers (De Haan, Belgium)
  • According to the results of an ERYICA survey: an estimated 12,500 youth information workers worked in 7,381 "generalist" centres and points in 25 countries, that received in 2002 more than 20 million visits in the year

April 2002:

ERYICA, with Eurodesk and EYCA, invited by European Commission to work on content of the European Youth Portal

December 2001:

  • Council of Europe published ERYICA Guidelines on "How to Create a Youth Information Centre"
  • ERYICA completed design of Minimum Basic Training Course (M.B.T.C.) package

November 2001:

European Commission published White Paper: "A New Impetus for European Youth"

November 2000:

  • International "Working Together" Conference on "Youth Participation and Youth Information" (Brussels)
  • 11th ERYICA General Assembly (Brussels) reformed the management organs of the Agency, creating a 9-member Governing Board

July 1999:

ERYICA published study on "Generalist Youth Information in Europe in 1997", covering 17 countries

February 1999:

Council of Europe appointed ERYICA as a member of its new Advisory Council on Youth Questions (served until end of 2002)

December 1998:

  • 1st ERYICA-Eurodesk European Training Seminar for local Eurodesk relays (Marly-le-Roi, France); 3 more in early 1999 (Dublin, Mollina & Edinburgh)
  • ERYICA launched Infomobil Service on Internet , covering 13 countries (replaced "Guides for Young Visitors")

June 1997:

ERYICA survey of the number of youth information centres and points in Europe: 5,039 centres and points in 22 countries

April 1997:

Council of Europe signed a Partnership Agreement with ERYICA 

September 1995:

International Summer University on "Youth Information" (Mollina, Spain)

April 1995:

"Directory of Youth Information Centres in Western Europe" published for European Colloquium: 307 centres in 17 countries

August 1993:

ERYICA became administratively independent (from CIDJ-Paris)

April 1992:

ERYICA registered as a non-profit-making association in Luxemburg

May 1991:

  • ERYICA published "European Directory of Youth Information Centres": 471 centres in 18 countries
  • 3rd European Seminar on "Youth Information" (Rotterdam)

April 1991:

2nd General Assembly (Brussels) changed name of ERYICA to "Agency" and modified membership criteria

March 1991:

HAYICO (Hungary) admitted as a member of ERYICA, the first member organisation in a former "communist" country

February 1990:

Committee of Ministers (Council of Europe) adopted Recommendation 90/7 on "Information and Counselling to be Provided to Young People in Europe

May 1988:

  • 2nd European Seminar on "Youth Information" (Pomezia, Italy)
  • 1st ERYICA General Assembly (Pomezia, Italy)

August 1987:

ERYICA registered as a non-profit-making association in Amsterdam

June 1987:

ERYICA launched first "Guides for Young Visitors", booklets containing practical information about European countries to promote youth mobility

December 1986:

12 organisations in 8 countries constituted ERYICA's initial partners

April 1986:

European Youth Information and Counselling Association (ERYICA) created by Constitutive Meeting in Madrid

April 1985:

European Colloquium (Marly-le-Roi, France) recommended creation of a framework for European co-operation in the field of "generalist" youth information and counselling

European Youth Information and Counselling Agency
87, Route de Thionville L-2611 Luxembourg
Tel.: +352 24873992 - Fax: +352 26293215
Email: secretariat(at)eryica.org