FuturoDigitale is a partner of the Project
ID Progect: 2016-3-ES02-KA205-008769
Running date: 01/03/2017 – 28/02/2019 (2 years)
Promoting active citizenship among youngsters is already proven to be an effective call to action method. Directly informing and educating the young about the opportunities of getting involved in social issues is one of the most effective stimulators. Therefor the information that reaches them is highly important. The main aim of this KA2-Strategic Partnership in Youth project is to enforce, promote and standardise the quality and methods used by youth workers and EVS players in different realities in European Union. The strategy of EU-NET is to gather and share EU wide comprehensive guide and to build up a benchmark network that will serve to define the role of youth worker in the different countries involved in the project. After gathering all the necessary data, the needs analysis phase will generate information about the realistic definition of a youth worker, the already existing values, the current situation and the improvements needed to promote at European level this up-coming position, well known among NGOs, Foundations and Public Entities working with Erasmus+ projects. Based on the content generated by the analysis phase, EU-NET will be putting together an informative online platform, together with online and offline useful tools and guidelines developed by sharing good practices addressing youth work among NGOs and public entities from Spain, Italy, Germany and Greece, working with the EVS and other mobility and training programs. The outcomes will be focusing on promoting an effective and professional collaboration between all parties, through informational documents and texts, case studies and problem solving techniques. The project is being held out by countries with different practices and understandings about youth work, which will add an international dimension to the project and will help create a better understanding about the diversities and similarities of youth workers. Each partner will be involved in a different set of tasks (eg. they will be responsible for creating the research tool and carry out surveys and interviews to define the state of the art and the actual recognition and skills required by the “Youth Worker” in each Country; developing the online platform which will also serve as a forum and to share an Handbook, videos, etc.). By sharing tasks, all applicants will bring their contribution in order to improve the quality of youth work in relation to European and extra-European mobility, training and EVS project management. This will happen thanks to a close collaboration between NGOs, youth workers and other parties taking part in Erasmus+ projects. Finally, all partners will engage into a dissemination effort, locally, nationally and at EU level, in order to reach the relevant policy makers and stakeholders capable to recognise and standardise the Youth Worker position among the EU.