Summer University on Youth Information and Counselling - 2014
From 9 African countries (Angola, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Sao Tome and Principe, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia) and 10 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Portugal, The Netherlands), 25 core partners came together to build a meeting point among young people and youth information workers from Africa and Europe. With the collaboration of the Portuguese Institute for Youth and Sports (IPDJ) and the Portuguese Youth Council (CNJ), ERYICA is coordinating the preparation of the Summer University that will involve not only the 25 core partners but also other ERYICA members, youth information organisations and networks, such as the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) and Eurodesk.
Venue: GNRation Centre, Praça Conde de Agrolongo125, Braga, Portugal
Date: 14 – 19 June 2014, including arrival and departure dates
Working Language: English
Size of the activity: up to 120 youth information workers and young people
Through the Summer University, ERYICA and the partners aim to support the development of youth policy in Europe and in partners’ countries by leveraging on quality youth information and counselling. Furthermore, we wish to gather data and evidence on the situation of YIC in partners’ countries and to include it in the final report, for dissemination and understanding among the SUYIC participants and among other partners and stakeholders.
The Summer University aims to:
• Analyse and present youth information as provided in Europe and in Africa;
• Improve the provision of youth information in Europe and in Africa;
• Exchange good practice in the field of youth information in a global perspective;
• Foster the creation or the enhancement of development plans and Euro-African partnerships in the field of youth information and counselling;
• Improve the capacity of youth workers and organizations to increase young people’s employability, health, mobility and reduce youth poverty on a global scale.
The Summer University will consist of a number of non-formal education activities, expert presentations on youth information, group work on regional perspectives, training modules, networking activities and feedback sessions. All these activities will have in sight the drafting of development plans and partnerships, making the event the first step of a comprehensive development process among partner. The participants will have the chance to gain experience of African and European projects, to discover common links and common interests, making the Summer University a push to move forward and bring forth the European model in information to a global perspective, by learning from others’ practice.
In the attachement you can find the condition for participation, fees and deadline.
The Summer University on Youth Information and Counselling 2014 is implemented with the support with support from the Council of Europe and from the Youth in Action Programme of the European Union.