From the 1st to 3rd of October, CID was present on the regional Symposium on Youth Policy Cooperation in South East-Europe: focus on recognition of youth work & non formal learning. The Symposium was held in Tirana, Albania, and focused on the issue of how to make youth work in the region more useful, valuable and recognized, particularly with regard to the role of youth work in strengthening civil society.
Practitioners, policy makers and researchers from the region and Europe, shared realities of non formal education/learning and youth work, discussed reasons and measures towards recognition and made plans for follow up and action. The programme was composed of inputs, panel discussions, presentations of good practice examples in the field taken by different actors, and open share of experiences.
The main outcomes for participants were the national and regional action plans and commitments toward recognition of youth work and non formal education/learning. CID participated in this conference in a moment when its starts its legislative initiative for recognition of youth work. The outcomes and practices generated there, will be transferred in our national reality and taken further.
CID was represented by Ivana Davidovska