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YOUTH ACT CENTER

description of organisation

Youth Act Center is a non-profit organization based in Tirana - Albania, which aims to empower youth from the age of 14 to 30 to take an active role in their lives, family and society. The Center’s vision is empowering the youth as the “engine” of the country development and the mission is to support the five I’s:Youth Initiative, Youth Integration, Youth Involvement, Youth Inspiration and Youth Interconnection.Youth Act is a member of European Youth Card Organization (EYCA) based in Brussels, a non-profit organization that offers about 60.000 discounts and has 5 million cardholders in 36 countries across Europe. Youth Act as well as its counter parts in Europe is committed to promote youth mobility and active citizenship through the youth card in Albania by offering discounts and benefits in the fields of mobility, accommodation, culture, sport, entertainment, health, etc. YAct is a member of European Youth Information and Consulting Agencies (ERYICA) based in Luxembourg. 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.Youth Act Center is in close collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and thanks to the cooperation agreement with the two institutions the Youth Card is one of the main objectives of the National Plan of Youth Action 2015-2020, drafted by The Ministry.The Center operates mainly in this fields: Culture, Art and Sport; Citizen and Democracy; Education and Training; Career and Employment; Globalization; Innovation and Environment, and Multimedia. Each above category covers a set of activities, such as:- Youth Clubs (Sport Club, Volunteers Club, Entrepreneurs Club, Debate and Democracy Club, Law Club, YouthBank Club, Culture Club, etc.)-Advocacy for Gender Equality, stop discrimination, corruption, Voluntarism-Inclusiveness Activities (involve people with fewer opportunities, participation and information by Youth Radio, Youth magazine, Youth TV)-Student Services (Discounts prices for medical services, education, entertainment, culture, cinema, sport, etc)-Training for job seekers, career, vocational & professional training, leadership, business plan, marketing, legal and tax issues, financing your business, human resource management, etc.-Provide up-to-date career counseling services to youth, such as how to write a curriculum vitae, how to success in a job interview, etc.-Interconnect students to alumni to share experiences and become indirect mentors.-Promote mutual understanding among Albanian youth and young people around the world through dialogue and support for culture exchange.-Community Activities (To encourage a lifetime commitment to community involvement as an integral part of a satisfying life and to nurture a sense of social responsibility to the young generation).

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Geographical obstacles
Social obstacles
Economic obstacles