Work plan 2020

Fostering of youth work and youth participation in disadvantaged areas

Aim and objectives

The work plan aims to foster civic participation and inclusion of disadvantaged young people by means of development of youth work in rural and/or distanced regions.

The objectives of the work plan are:

  • to prepare youth workers and provide them necessary knowledge, skills and competences in the areas of youth work, non-formal learning, project development, democratic citizenship, co-operation with local authorities and to motivate and enable them to act as multipliers;
  • to help youth workers and youth organisations working with disadvantaged young people to elaborate local youth action plans and to take part in development of local youth policy together with local authorities;
  • to enable implementation of elaborated plans and activities on local level using various non-formal learning methods, and to reach disadvantaged young people;
  • to promote equal participation of young women and young men;
  • to add European dimension and values to local youth work.

The work plan foresees implementation of activities both on international and regional/local levels:

1st step. International seminar for youth workers.

2nd step. Regional seminars conducted by participants of the international seminar with support of the work team.

3rd step. Implementation of local activities to reach target group of the work plan.

4th step. Evaluation seminar, summarizing of experience, dissemination of outcomes and discussion of future plans.

The work plan is supported by European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.