Dates of project: 04-12.06.2014
Financed and Supported by: European Commission through Youth in Action Programme, Action 3.1
The Evaluation Meeting “Role of Youth in Action in Youth work Development” will gather representatives from 47 organisations which are involved in provision of youth work in different contexts and used the Youth in Action programme in the past years.
The Evaluation Meeting “Role of Youth in Action in Youth work Development” will gather representatives from 47 organizations which are involved in provision of youth work in different contexts and were using the Youth in Action programme in the past years.
This project is a result of a need for more systematic evaluation after 7 years so to assess the effectiveness and to identify the shortcomings. The meeting will aim to evaluate the level of development of local youth work (quality systems, efficiency) and to identify the good practices and the shortcomings from the work so far. Having such an evaluation meeting gathering very active organizations from entire Europe will also be chance to explore the existing opportunities and obstacles for development of Europe-wide youth work recognition systems.
The evaluation meeting will gather youth workers and youth leader to discuss and bring conclusion on the impact of Youth in Action in the Youth Work Development in the past years. Were the training courses supportive for the local youth leaders, is EVS contributing to local youth work, are youth exchanges an added value to the work provided in youth center. The event will open these and other questions, bringing conclusions and recommendations that will be guiding point to set realistic and achievable objectives for the new programme Erasmus+, based on the needs of the young people and the local youth work reality.
Final outcome of the Evaluation meeting will be a conference in which the participant of the meeting will meet local youth workers, organizations and institutions.
The aim of the project is to evaluate the impact that the Youth in Action programme as a funding mechanism has had on the development of local youth work across Europe. This aim will be implemented through the following set of objectives:
– To explore the local impact of Youth in Action projects and their role in quality, stainability and outreach of the local youth work
– To discuss the effect of the program on the development of youth work on local level and the effects made by the transfer of different approaches from one to another context of work
– To offer space for the participants to talk about expectations from the new youth programme and to see how to address the identified shortcomings with the new programme
– To accumulate feedback opinions which will be used in planning upcoming processes for youth work recognition in the different countries and to brainstorm about a possible European youth work system.