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Youth Workers need quality education

“International Youth Studies” project’s last and evaluating meeting was held in Brussels

The biggest youth organization in Armenia - the Federation of Youth Clubs of Armenia (FYCA) is implementing “International Youth Studies: Curricula, Distance Learning Course and Open Educational Materials – InYouS” long term capacity building project together with its partners.

The aim of this meeting was the evaluation of the project and developing content and modules for youth worker’s distance learning course, which will be ready in June 2019. At the same time participants evaluated the previous 4 international activities, which has been implemented in Armenia, Georgia, Czech Republic and Ukraine.

In the course will be included modules on organizational, project management, Youth Worker’s competences, youth work methodology, education, policy, communication and public relations, recognition, evaluation, participation, European youth work and institutions, as well as graphic facilitation.

One of the programme days was devoted to visits, during which the participants and the organizing team paid visit to the EU European Commission’s Directorates General Education and Culture (DG EAC) institution having a meeting with Youth policy and support through Erasmus+ Policy Officer Michail Moschovakos, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)’s Lene Mejer, the Deputy Head of Unit of Erasmus+: Sport, Youth and EU Aid Volunteers and Christelle Philips, the Project Officer in Capacity Building Youth sector. After presenting the steps and outcomes of the project, the organizers and participants asked questions to the EU representatives on European Union Youth Strategy, Youth Work Agenda, how young people can be more involved in EU’s decision-making process and to be heard.

The CBY Project Officer Christelle Philips greeted the present people pointing that such a meeting is first time happening with their beneficiary in this format. She gave practical advice on how to make the results of the project more visible, better coordinate and document the project.

The second stop was the meeting with representatives of the European Youth Forum, the biggest European youth organization.