“Internationalisation and Good Governance Policies Forum for Youth Centres” (2016-2017)

EU Grant: 18.002 EUR


Partners from ENYC:

ENYC – European Network of Youth Centres




  • Start: 01-08-2016
  • End: 31-03-2017
  • Project Reference: 2016-2-TR01-KA347-035555
  • Programme: Erasmus+
  • Key Action: Support for policy reform
  • Action Type: Dialogue between young people and policy makers

The main objective of the project is to improve the internationalization and good governance of Turkish Youth Centers under Ministry of Youth and Sport, Municipalities and Universities located in different cities by sharing the expertise and knowledge/experience of the labeled European Youth Centres and partners of our project.

During the project implementation we and our partners will provide positive environment for our participants. We will introduce them the specifications about Non-Formal Education and will give them examples of how to benefit and use it in their local youth centres and future projects.

The project has aim about enhancing the quality and relevance of the learning offer in education, training and youth work by developing new innovative approaches and supporting the dissemination of the best practices. During the project, we will discuss about the managing, organizing and communication during a project, which the organizations are facing and after we will discuss the results with the partners, policy makers and ministers from Ministry of Youth and Sport in Turkey.

The main topic of the project is youth work in youth centers and youth organizations, how NGO´s can lead a youth center, develop activities, which methods to use, which forms, how to include the European and national priorities to their activities. How to lead youth leaders and volunteers to be active on this field, to create own non-formal group , association, organization, how and where to find sources and opportunity to apply for projects.

To promote young people’s active citizenship in general and their European citizenship and to contribute in developing the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organizations in the youth field, how to support creativity and entrepreneurship of young people. We will try to achieve all this by organizing different workshops, presentations and discussions with legal representatives.We will include total number of 60 participants – youngsters(between the age of 18 and 29), policy makers, experts, representatives from the Ministry of Youth.

We expect motivated and interested in the topic young people, willing to share their acquired experience with other from their local communities. We would like to share our experience with youth workers with the methodology of learning by doing. Metodology of the forum will be based on the principles of non-formal education.

We will work on methods such as brainstorming, team work, strategy games, mind maps, discussions, SWOT analysis, workshops, creative work with elements of business planning, analysis of the target group, team-building games. Notably in the area of Strategic development, organizational management, leadership, quality of learning provision, internationalization, equity and inclusion qualitative and targeted activities for specific groups.

We are willing to give learning opportunities to youth workers in different youth centers in Turkey during the implementation of the project which is going to enable them to develop their personal skills on Project Management and Implementation. S&G is a member of the European Youth Center Network and we have already developed and implemented many projects as this one. So through this project participants will be given basic understanding on the quality for requirements that a Youth Centre must have quality standards mainly such as;

The centre must:

  • have, as its primary mission, the aim to serve the youth sector and young people
  • promote international co-operation within the youth sector
  • have a clear mandate from public authorities
  • have in-house educational staff working to support the activities
  • have accommodation facilities within one campus with the working facilities
  • offer a tolerant and safe working environment respectful of diversity and human dignity
  • offer appropriate working conditions for activities of the youth sector
  • provide minimum infrastructure suited to international activities with diverse groups of participants
  • contribute to the development of the quality of youth work
  • ensure the involvement of young people, youth organisations and associations in the development of their concepts and programmes
  • contribute to the orientation of youth policies
  • have transparent financial procedures and controlling mechanisms
  • be service- and client-orientated etc.

For the long term benefits, we expect:

  • more involvement of young people in the youth centers and in particular in the management of the youth centres
  • more youngsters interested in the possibilities given by the youth centers, Erasmus+ programme and the Non-formal Education.

For more details, please access the link HERE.

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