1 March 2017 31 July 2018

Promoting active citizenship among youngsters is already proven to be an effective method calling to action. Directly informing and educating the young about the opportunities of getting involved in social issues is among the strong motivations today. Therefore, the information that reaches them is highly important.

Identifying the need for setting quality standards in youth work, EU-NET aims to enforce, promote and standardise the quality and methods used by youth workers and EVS institutions in different realities in European Union. EU-NET supports the exchange of transversal skills and empowers present and future youth workers, by directly involving them in the development of useful e-tools, online forums and networking with the final scope of enhancing their professional skills and matching them with the needs of the labour market. In addition, the project improves the quality of youth work and recognizes the educational and professional framework of youth workers and youth leaders among Europe.

The project addresses youth workers and employees involved in NGOs, associations and other organizations that work within national and international mobility and training programs, with the final a view 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.
  • Foster better understanding and recognition of skills and qualifications about youth work in Europe
  • Promote understanding of youth work practices, starting from the local level, and then enlarging the focus internationally
  • Increase opportunities for the professional development of the youth workers
  • Enhance synergies and links between different sectors of the educational system
  • Standardise youth work at international level, through sharing good practices
  • Spread information about the Erasmus+ mobility & training opportunities

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