EYCA, ERYICA and Eurodesk publish joint good practice collection

Developed by EYCA, ERYICA and Eurodesk, Engage. Inform. Empower. showcases models of good practice from members of the 3 Networks on how to effectively reach out to young people. The publication aims to inspire youth workers in their daily effort to increase the quality of their services and serves as a tool for policy-makers to advance youth work & youth mobility at all levels.

The collection encompasses models of good practice from across Europe: from Finland to Cyprus, from Portugal to Turkey and Lithuania. They show the diversity, creativity and effectiveness of digital tools and non-formal education in engaging young people as active citizens.

Louise Macdonald, President of EYCA, said: "Across Europe there are innovative and exciting examples of how organisations are creating opportunities for young people, encouraging youth mobility and sharing youth information tools and practices. We can all learn from one another and EYCA, ERYICA and Eurodesk are powerful networks that support youth organisations to better serve the young people of Europe. We hope you find the information in this resource inspiring."

Engage. Inform. Empower. is a product of the long-standing cooperation between the 3 Networks, which was formalised in 2016 through a Memorandum of Understanding. Soon after, the networks launched the ‘Reach More Young People! Promoting Youth Work and Youth Information Services’ project financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission, Key Action 1. The publication is an integral part of this project that also features a joint policy paper on the next EU Youth Strategy and a joint seminar organised in Brussels in April 2017.

The 3 networks will continue to develop their partnership and remain committed to providing all young Europeans with quality youth information and mobility services.

Please click here to read the publication.