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Youth Information and Youth Policy Training Seminar

The training activity took place
in Rotterdam, Netherlands
organised by European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA)
1st - 6th of December 2009
Reference person

Davide Capecchi

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Aims & objectives

Purpose of this international event was to bring existing and perspective members of ERYICA together to share experience and ideas about:

- developing good quality youth information services
- how youth information can contribute to effective youth policy
- how youth policy can support effective youth information

Contribute to developing a good practice guide on:
- Peer to peer youth information
- Reaching out to hard to reach young people
- Using youth information to support effective youth participation

Contribute to finalizing Starters Kit (use of it)

This Youth Policy and Youth Information training seminar was for practitioners who:
- work in youth information services and who are familiar with national policy and structures for supporting youth information
- have little or no experience of international work on youth information structures
- are enthusiastic about learning from international partners and prepared to present their own national experience
- want to contribute to developing better youth information services

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

Target group of this training seminar were young people and adults aged 18+ who wanted to contribute to developing better youth information services.

The participants were from Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Scotland, Ukraine, San Marino, Turkey, Armenia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Belarus, Finland, Austria, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic and France. Total number of participants was 22.

Training methods used & main activities

During these five days of training , team of trainers used working methods of non formal way of games, energizers, different workshops where participants have worked in small groups, team building games and exercises, role plays, inputs, individual and group presentations, group discussions and NGO fair of partner promoters.

Outcomes of the activity

During the project participants have had a full opportunity to input their views, ideas and conclusions about the topic and to share that between each other.

Also, this training activity helped participants to find partners for their future international projects.

This international event supported by European Commission and Youth in Action Programme and organized by European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA)

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My role in the trainer's team was to be one of trainers. My colleague Bob Forsyth and me worked as trainers for these five days of international event. Our main role was to lead and closely follow, facilitate processes in the group.

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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