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How to develop policies from Youth Work Perspective

The training activity took place
in Vienna
organised by European Youth Forum
16th-19th September 2013

Aims & objectives

The training was part of YFJs work on stronger youth organisations. It facilitated an internal review process into the policy making processes for its member organisations and pointed pointed out critical aspects in order to improve quality policy development and quality policy outcome.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

14 member organisations of the European Youth Forum have been present, represented by board members or staff.

Training methods used & main activities

We used various discussion based methods, giving participants room to first reflect personally on their own organisations policy development process and lateron exchanging their findings and having various discussion based methods, such as world cafe and open space to find overlaps and cooperation possibilities.

Outcomes of the activity

The training led to internal review within the member organisations and should impact their policy development and revision. Success will be measured by the follow up of the organisations (CSF 5 MOs follow up) and checked through the Youth Forum secretariat.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was one of the two trainers/facilitators of the training, in a team of 5 people, including as well 2 secretariat members and a board member of the European Youth Forum. The responsibility of the two trainers was the facilitation of the process, providing methods for self reflection and discussion, as well as evaluation of the training.

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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