Navigating social media and following the fast-changing habits of young people can be difficult and time consuming. Eurodesk created its social media guidebook as a reminder of the essentials for the different social media channels, what to look out for and what to do to improve your online presence and services. It provides useful tips on how digital tools can improve youth information services.
The Digital Youth Work Project aims to build capacity to deliver digital youth work at local, national, regional and European levels. It is a transnational Erasmus+ project with seven partners from six different countries across Europe and it is implemented during 2017-2019. Here you can find a collection of good practices for the youth work sector to innovate through the use of digital technology and media and to use non formal and informal learning to help young people to create digital content and shape the digital world of the future.
The European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA), the European Youth Card Association (EYCA), and Eurodesk have decided to join forces in order to share their views on how to make the renewed EU Youth Strategy for 2019 a success. Our three networks firmly believe that young people who are not informed about their rights or that do not know how to make use of them are more vulnerable to suffer from discrimination, intolerance, lack of opportunities, and negative influences. Youth information is an essential right. Therefore, we urge the EU institutions and the Member States to ensure a comprehensive, coherent and coordinated approach to youth information.
Work-based learning, in particular apprenticeships, can enhance employability, notably of young people, and can help to address the skills shortages to better match the needs of companies. Of great benefit to learners and companies alike, these schemes also contribute to Europe's objective of ensuring sustainable growth and employment. This brochure focuses on the European Alliance for Apprenticeships launched in 2013 and addresses the challenges and possible answers of how to strengthen the quality, supply and image of apprenticeships.
Set up under the European Union Work Plan for Youth 2016-2018, the expert group on 'Risks, opportunities and implications of digitalisation for youth, youth work and youth policy' provides policy recommendations, training needs and good practice examples in developing digital youth work across the EU.
Beyond Disabilities, European Mobility For All! A practical guide for organisations interested in European mobility activities involving young people with disabilities
This guide is the outcome of the experience accumulated through the implementation of mobility projects involving young people with disabilities within the Erasmus+ Programme.
The programme guide provides information on the priorities of the programme, the actions supported, the funding available for different actions and detailed information on participation.
The Eurodesk network and the European Youth Forum organised a seminar on the role of youth information in the upcoming EU Youth Strategy as part of the European Youth Week 2017 and in the framework of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.
The publication goes through the different programmes and the funding opportunities proposed by the European Commission to boost jobs, growth and investment across the European Union.
The report, jointly published by the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), provides a collection of initiatives aimed at boosting social enterprise developments.
The document reports on the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture conference ‘Future EU Youth Strategy: Shape It, Move It, Be It’, as part of the European Youth Week, which took place on the 3rd and 4th of May 2017.
”The suitcase, the map and the voyage of a youth worker” - free online courses/modules for youth workers
These online courses are provided through the Erasmus+ K2 strategic partnership project ”The suitcase, the map and the voyage of a youth worker”, funded with support from the European Commission.
Published by the European Commission, the publication focuses on travel in Europe: a continent with thousands of years of history, a rich cultural heritage and some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. It gives useful tips and access to the map of Europe.
Launched by the European Commission, ESCO is the first full version of the European classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications (ESCO).
“Engage. Inform. Empower” is a collection of good practices from the main European youth information and mobility networks. The paper is a collaboration between ERYICA, EYCA and Eurodesk.
Developed by the European Commission, the tool aims to support early identification of the skills of refugees, migrants and other third country nationals.
The Erasmus+ app aims to help you plan and carry out your year abroad.
Published by Youth and Environment Europe, the publication provides useful tips on strategic planning, sustainable principles, sustainable project management, human resources and learning organisation.
Every organisation across Europe can use this online tool for the self-evaluation of international youth exchanges, with questionnaires for participants and staff members.
Check out this new platform to engage with the Erasmus+community!
Published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Report examines how governments use financial incentives to promote a better alignment between labour market needs, on the one hand, and the supply of skills, on the other.
Improving Youth Work – Your guide to quality development is a handbook that targets all stakeholders involved in youth work, from young people to people working in public administration and politicians. It provides the reader with an extensive and easily accessible step-by-step guide on how to engage in quality development in youth work.
Leaflet covering how to take part as an organisation.
Extremely Together, a Kofi Annan Foundation initiative, are 10 young leaders, all active in preventing and countering violent extremism in their communities and beyond. Their task was to produce this guide by young people for young people on how to counter violent extremism your community.
Produced by eTwinning, the report focuses on the importance of digital skills and the importance of teaching digital skills in school.
Launched by the European Youth Forum, the online tool is designed for youth organisations and young people to assess the state of youth policy in their context, whether it is national, regional, local, or European.
Find out more about the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Erasmus + KA1 and KA3 developed by SALTO-YOUTH Participation RC, in cooperation with several Erasmus+ National Agencies.
This new publication is intended to provide theoretical and practical support to youth workers, and to provide information and insight to policy-makers, youth and education practitioners and other organisations involved in responding to the risks from radicalisation and extremism.
This online tool allows youth workers to understand their competence level and identify how they can improve through training and development.
The EP Legislative Train Schedule aims at providing an interesting and animated way to visualise the legislative elements that make up the working programme.
The Mobility Scoreboard database for Initial Vocational Education and Training (IVET) is a tool for assisting policy-making in the broad area of international learning mobility in IVET.
The European Commission has published the Erasmus+ Call and Programme Guide for 2017.
Drafted by the European Peer Training Organisation (EPTO), the toolkit aims at helping youth groups and youth-serving organisations to implement quality peer education projects.
Published by UNESCO, the report shows the potential for education to push progress towards all global goals outlined in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Prepared by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the Report explores young people's participation in economic, political and community life, responding to growing interest in, and an increased policy focus on, youth civic engagement in recent years among Governments, young people and researchers.
Published by UNESCO, this guide aims to provide practical advice on when and how to discuss the issue of violent extremism and radicalisation with learners and help teachers create a classroom climate that is inclusive and conducive to respectful dialogue, open discussion and critical thinking.
The Manual, written BY and FOR school students, is a journey throughout the creation of a democratic school student organisation, imagined as a space trip in the “school student universe”
The Impact+ Exercise is a workshop exercise designed to help project partners or programme managers explore and identify the intended impact of their activities.
The Report of the 2nd European Youth Event (EYE2016), wich took place in May 2016, gathering 7500 young people coming from all over the continent and beyond, collects and highlights fifty of the most concrete ideas shaped by the participants, grouped into the five themes of the event.
Value the Difference is a resource pack for youth workers produced by SALTO YOUTH and SALTO Cultural Diversity. It contains information and tools to engage young people across many topics relating to cultural diversity.
This brochure contains inspiring initiatives, practices and tools from EU projects. They showcase how youth work and non-formal learning can enhance young people’s creativity and innovation through their experimental nature, participatory approaches, and peer-learning, and how this can help them to find their place in the labour market - and in life.
Final Joint Recommendations on “Empowerment of young people for political participation in the democratic life in Europe”.
The final report of the 2nd European Youth Work Convention brings together all relevant documentation and outcomes of the Convention.