PROJECT'S START DATE: 01/03/2017
PROJECT'S END DATE: 28/02/2019
TOTAL BUDGET: 43.080,00€
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ABOUT THE PROJECT
EU-NET is a project funded by Erasmus+ Programme with the aim of creating an international network for promoting the excellence in youth work, focused on sharing methods, tools and skills of the employees and youth workers in the sphere of Erasmus+.
• To create an international network for promoting the excellence in youth work focused on sharing methods, tools and skills of the employees and youth workers in the sphere of Erasmus+ and beyond.
• Better understanding and recognition of skills and qualifications about youth work in Europe.
• Clear understanding of youth work practice, starting from the local level, for then enlarging the focus internationally
• Increased opportunities for youth workers’ and their professional development.
• Increased synergies and links and improvement transition between the different sectors of education.
• Standardizing the youth work at international level, improving their inputs and sharing good practices.
• Spreading Erasmus+ mobility & training opportunities.
• Creating an online platform with different e-tools for youth workers, which will also serve as a place where youth workers and other stakeholders can share their ideas/ problems/ thoughtsfostering a social dialogue and professional development.
• Publishing OER materials, including a Surveys Analysis Report, Handbook, promotional videos and booklets for youth workers.
Spain, Italy, Greece and Germany by a Coordinating Organization (Asociación Intercultural Europea - Go Europe, Spain) and four more Participating Organizations: - IDEA (Spain) - Futuro Digitale (Italy) - Inter Alia (Greece) - Jugend-& Kulturprojekt E.V. (Germany).
EU-NET PROJECT TRAILER
EU-NET PROJECT - STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP IN THE FIELD OF YOUTH
EU-NET PROJECT'S VIDEOS
RESULTS OF EU-NET
CONCLUSIONS OF THE EU-NET PROJECT
At national level, there are differences among European countries when defining and recognising Youth Work. On the one hand, there are countries like Germany where Youth Work is considered as a professional career. On the other hand, there are countries such as Spain, Italy and Greece, where recognition is up to regional/local authorities' initiatives (Sapin or Italy) or is non-existent at all (Greece). Therefore, it is difficult nowadays to standardise Youth Work characteristichs and Youth Worker features at European level. [read more]
Youth Work and Youth Workers need more support and recognition in order to be better valued by social actors and stakeholders. Among recommendations made by surveyed Youth Workers, it is possible to remark:
More professional recognition of "youth work" and specific academic career/diploma.
More information/communication among young people to take up the profession.
Gathering all active youth and students NGOs and invite them to share their ideas on the matter.
Collaboration between organizations and responsible authorities for the official recognition and standarizarion of youth work.
Certification based on already existing models in Europe, from and beyond the universities (EOPPEP, Master's programmes, Special seminars, Specific university deparments) taking under consideration the high amount of non-formally qualified youth workers in Greece that might have long experience.
Re-evaluation of the social sector and its importance in supporting young people and more financial support.