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Youth@Work Study visit – One-Stop Guidance Centres in Finland

Study Visit

30 May - 3 June 2022 | Jyväskylä, Finland

In this study visit you will get a thorough understanding how One Stop Guidance Centres in Finland work.

Aims of the study visit

This study visit allows you to see how One-Stop Guidance Centres are designed and run in Finland. In this study visit you understand how the different models of multi-service centers link to Finnish youth work and how they support young people's life.

The multi-service centers aim to strengthen the social inclusion of young people, to eradicate poverty among young people and to improve their employability and performance. The study visit shows you how these centers bring together the expertise and skills of different professionals from different sectors in youth guidance work, and how the centers are coordinated on the national level.

The study visit will also be an opportunity for you to discover different methods and practices in youth guidance. As an added value you get to know what opportunities Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Programmes offer and how you dan develop European project ideas and partnerships.

The study visit takes place in Jyväskylä, where we will visit the local One-Stop Guidance Centre.

Who can apply?

The study visit is suitable for you if you work in the fields of youth employment and/or youth work.

Youth work sector means working directly with young people outside the formal education institutions. As a participant you are expected to represent an organization organising activities that enhance youth employability.

If you have a great personal interest, but no relevant link to actual youth work and employment field, we encouraged you not to apply. The study visit aims for professional and organizational development, not self-development for self-interest.

What are One-Stop Guidance Centres?

One-Stop Guidance Centres are a Finnish practice in youth guidance. These centres were identified by the European Commission as a best practice in the European Union when it comes to supporting young people's education, training and employment.

One-Stop Guidance Centres are meant for all people under the age of 30. Young people can visit the centres with a big or small issue - from getting quick information to a small question to participating in a individual long-term guidance. Young people can get support on various issues in one place, without the need to jump from one bureaucratic office to another.

One-Stop Guidance Centres offer assistance with various issues related to young person’s own life, such as studying, finding employment, housing and welfare.

The services provided by the One-Stop Guidance Centres and the professionals who work in them may be different in different towns. Still, the core idea is to bring professionals from different service sectors under the same roof. Depending on the size of the town, the centers may have different amount of services.

Youth@Work Partnership on youth employability and entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies

This Study Visit is part of the Youth@Work Partnership, alongside other projects tackling youth employability and entrepreneurship, organised by the 16 member Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres. You can learn more about Youth@Work at www.youthatworkpartnership.org and on our social media channels (please check the programme of the event for the links).

This study visit contributes to Youth@Work's objective of creating a platform for practice sharing and partnership-building in order to better support young people's employability and entrepreneurship across Europe and Neighbouring Partner Regions.

Covid rules

In order to apply you should familiarise yourself with the Covid19 rules when traveling to Finland. Note that the rules might change before the study visit.

Note that if you are not vaccinated, the entry rules are different for you. Unvaccinated persons must self-isolate for 3 days after entering Finland, even if they are tested at the airport. The self-isolation will happen right after arrival and therefore it makes the participation in the SSV impossible.

Moreover, the Finnish NA cannot cover the costs caused by the self-isolation.

It is possible to apply / participate in the study visit only if you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine that is approved in Finland or if you have a certificate of recovering from Covid 19 in less than 6 months from entering the country.

Link to the guidelines of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare:

https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/travel-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic

List of vaccines accepted in Finland:

https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/travel-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic/which-vaccines-are-accepted-at-the-points-of-entry-into-the-country-

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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 6 March 2022.

Date of selection: 18 March 2022

Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/9962

This Study Visit is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Youth researchers, People working in youth employment services of guidance services

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Ari Huotari / Paavo Pyykkönen

E-mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

E-Mail:

Phone: +358 29 5331157

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

Costs

Participation fee

The Finnish NA will not charge a participation fee.

Please ask the national agency in your country, if they will charge a fee for participation.

Accommodation and food

The Finnish NA will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food for every participant.

You will be accommodated in single rooms, but you may have to share the bathroom and toilet.

We will provide meals according to participants' diets and food allergies.

Travel reimbursement

The National Agency in your own country will cover your travel costs to Finland. Every country has different practices in organising the travel and/or reimbursement of travel costs. Please contact your NA or to know how it is done in your country.

If you are coming from the neighbouring areas of EU, the Finnish NA will cover your travel costs, including your visa costs. The selected participants will be contacted after the selection when we explain how the travel will be organised in your case.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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