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This is a series of websites that are connected to or have content relevant to what our website wants to focus on.
We recommend to browse and visit them.

SALTO Training & Cooperation

SALTO Training and Cooperation RC contributes to the capacity-building and to the recognition of learning in youth work. On the website you can find a section about youth workers in which the different ways are described in which SALTO T&C supports youth workers including:

  • The ETS Competence model for youth workers to work internationally being a framework for orientation and guidance for youth workers and other different actors in the field.
  • YOCOMO – a series of learning offers and training activities to support youth workers in reflecting and exploring their practice through the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers to Work Internationally.

EU-Council of Europe Youth Partnership
The website of the partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Union in the youth field. Under ‘resources’ you can find a wide range of publications on the topic of youth, youth work and youth policy.

Youthpass is the recognition tool for non-.formal and informal learning in youth project. On the website you can find information about the how and what of Youthpass. Next to that there is a section with publications (handbooks, leaflets and essays) around the topic of learning and facilitating learning in youth work.

Council of Europe Youth Departement
The Youth Department is part of the Directorate of Democratic Participation within the Directorate General of Democracy (“DGII”) of the Council of Europe. The youth programmes of the Council of Europe are an integral part of a wealth of initiatives aimed at the development of a common European cultural identity.

Erasmus+ Youth
Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. The new 2021-2027 Erasmus+ is more inclusive, more digital, and more green. It has opportunities for all ages, and more choice for organisations. The current programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life. The programme also supports the European Pillar of Social Rights, implements the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 and develops the European dimension in sport.

National Agencies Erasmus+
The EU works with National Agencies to bring the Erasmus+ programme as close as possible to the participants. The National Agencies are based in Programme Countries and their role involves: providing information on Erasmus+; selecting projects to be funded; monitoring and evaluating Erasmus+; supporting applicants and participants; working with other National Agencies and the EU; promoting Erasmus+; and sharing success stories and best practices. is an international project between five universities in which they offer digital curriculum materials on five contemporary youth work themes: Communicating Youth Work, Youth Participation and Non-formal Learning in Youth Work , Ethics and Human Rights in Professional Youth Work, Youth Work in Diverse Societies and Youth Work in the Digital World.

These are National Agencies connected with the FOCUS Learning project and our website:

JUGEND für Europa
JUGEND für Europa has supported European integration since 1988, particularly by promoting the mobility of young people and experts as well as fostering youth policy cooperation across Europe. European youth work and youth policy are more crucial than ever, for Europe needs European solutions that are translated into practice at the national level.

Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani
The National Youth Agency manages the Erasmus + European programmes: Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps in Italy and, through their implementation in Italy, implements the European Union strategy for youth 2019-2027. It works to bring European programmes as close as possible to the participants (organisations, associations or informal groups) and to the territory. Like all the National Agencies present in the member countries participating in the programmes, it promotes: the exchange of information; selection of projects to be funded in favour of public bodies, associations or informal groups in the context of three annual calls (February, April, October), monitoring and evaluation; support to beneficiaries and participants, through design gyms; collaboration with other national and EU agencies; promotion of programmes; sharing of positive experiences and best practices; and transnational cooperation and networking activities.

Jaunatnes starptautisko programmu aģentūra
The Agency is an institution of direct administration subordinate to the Minister of Education and Science, the aim of which is to promote: youth activity and mobility; participation in youth volunteering, non-formal education and youth information programs and projects; and non-formal education for young people in the context of lifelong learning. The Agency for International Youth Programs provides opportunities for young people to write projects, disseminates interesting and useful information to young people about their opportunities in Europe, promotes the exchange of experiences and provides advice on writing projects.

Léargas is the National Agency for Erasmus+ in Adult Education, School Education, Vocational Education and Training, and Youth. It manages international and national exchange programmes in education, youth and community work, and vocational education and training. These exchanges connect people in different communities and countries, and bring an international dimension to the work of organisations across Ireland. It has built a national and international reputation for effectively managing significant levels of funding to support international collaboration and exchange. It has also built a reputation for a friendly and supportive approach to programme applicants and beneficiaries.

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