Let's have Youth Information Workers fit for Youth!
The Coalition of youth organization SEGA in partnership with Regional Youth Info Centre Rijeka - UMKI and European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) is implementing a project called Youth Information Workers fit for Youth, which started at the beginning of October 2016 and will last until the end of March 2017. The aim of the project is to enhance the quality of youth information by developing Guide for youth information workers based on the exchange of the best youth information work practices.
Partners also developed a survey for identifying the needs of youth information workers, which will give insight on how other youth information workers disseminate information relevant to youth, which tools or methods they use and what challenges they encounter in they everyday work. Also, it will gather experience and thoughts on how to improve and standardize youth information work for building a strong network of youth info centres across the Europe. A survey will be open until February 20, 2017. In March, a five-day training will be held in Macedonia where representatives of ERYICA and UMKI will share tools, methods and best practices with Macedonian youth workers.
In the accordance with the time we live in, it is very important to listen to the needs of the youth and to adapt to them, to know how to reach young people and communicate with them in order to inform them of all the possibilities and opportunities that are awaiting. The possibilities and opportunities which help young people to grow and to empower them to become active citizens involved in creating better societies for the future generations.
The Coalition of youth organizations SEGA is a national organization with collective membership which works on developing and implementing youth policies in Macedonia as well as connecting and strengthening young people to improve their overall state. It was established in 2004 in order to contribute to the development and implementation of the National Youth Strategy of Macedonia and to improve the satisfaction of the needs of the youth.
The European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) is an independent European organization, composed of national youth information co-ordination bodies and networks. ERYICA's role is to foster co-operation in the field of youth information work and services, to develop, support and promote quality general youth information policy and practice at all levels, as well as to ensure that the information needs of young people and the principles of the European Youth Information Charter are respected.
Regional Youth Info Centre Rijeka - UMKI is an organization with an 18-year-long history of implementing different projects for youth, aimed at improving the overall life of young people, and the first Youth Info centre in Croatia. UMKI promotes and implements good practices of youth work at a local, national and European level, equality and tolerance among young people regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, and religion, as well as all forms of education and lifelong learnings. With that in mind, UMKI connects local authorities, institutions, economies and citizens, and advocates improvement and realization of youth policies at all levels by adjusting it to current youth issues in Croatia, Europe and around the world.
Project is funded under the Erasmus+ programme.