Specialised information services
In addition to "generalist" youth information centres (or services) that inform young people on a wide range of issues (see "Generalist youth information"), there are specialised national and European bodies in different areas which inform young people (and the general public) about their area of competence.
The following topics fall under "specialised information services":
- careers guidance
- studies and scholarships
- jobs and training
- general health matters
- relationships and sexuality
- social security benefits
- rights of young people
- consumer rights
- legal advice
- European opportunities for young people
- youth activities and exchanges.
An important function of a "generalist" youth information centre (or service) at local level is to develop and maintain good knowledge of the local and national specialised information services, in order to allocate material useful as resource when dealing with enquiries of young people. Furthermore, the centre (service) continually develops contacts and co-operation with relevant youth-related services in its locality to be able to offer the best possible and most comprehensive service to its users.
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