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Essentials of Youth Policy is a Course

Essentials of Youth Policy

Oct 7 - Nov 18, 2019

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Full course description

Course Date:

Oct 7 - Nov 18, 2019

Duration:

6 weeks

Commitment:

4 hrs/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Instructor-led

Credential:

Certificate (free)

Description

How can youth policy enable young people to be active citizens? How can it support young people to be included in the society and to realise their aspirations and potential? These are important questions in a context in which young people in Europe experience complex life transitions to adulthood and are also the protagonists of social change. Our course will equip learners with the basic competences to engage in youth policy. A youth policy is a strategy by public authorities, providing young people with opportunities for successful integration in the society and enabling them to be active and responsible. Learners will learn about the essential elements of youth policy, the steps of youth policy (development, delivery, evaluation), its impact in the lives of young people, and they will reflect on their future steps in youth policy.

Objectives

By the end of the course, learners will:

  • Understand the “basics” of youth policy (concepts and definitions, scope, objectives, actors, European and national levels).
  • Become aware of the relevance of the key elements principles and approaches to for youth policy (cross-sectoral, knowledge-based, participative, on, inclusive etc.)on, youth work).
  • Understand how to build a framework for youth policy (identifying key issues, priority areas and themes).
  • Understand the major steps for youth policy development, implementation and delivery, and evaluation.
  • Reflect on the future of youth policy and your own future engagement in youth policy.
  • Gain motivation and information about different ways of getting involved in youth policy.

Target Audience: Our course is open and free for anyone interested. We encourage in particular youth policy makers from different levels, youth workers and youth leaders, youth NGOs and youth researchers to join the course.


Course is offered by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth.

Course Instructors

Youth Partnership

EU-CoE youth partnership

The partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth is meant to create synergies between the commitments and activities of the two partner institutions in the youth field in situations and on issues that justify a common European approach.

Youth policy is an important focus of the work of the EU-CoE youth partnership.

Laimonas Ragauskas

Laimonas Ragauskas

Instructor

Laimonas lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and works as a facilitator, supervisor and coach mainly in the area of non-formal learning and training for various youth work organisations as well as local and European institutions. Read More.

He is involved in EU programmes for youth since 1999 as youth worker and consultants. Since 2002 he developed a large number of training courses on quality of projects implemented within these programmes. Laimonas is recently working a lot with various online solutions for youth work field as well as building and facilitating online courses. Laimonas is facilitating now 2 MOOCs on Canvas: 1) Erasmus+ Funding Opportunities for Youth and 2) Essential of Youth Policy.

Davide Capecchi

Davide Capecchi

Instructor

Davide Capecchi is member of the team of the EU-Council of Europe youth partnership and is responsible for coordinating the Pool of European Youth Researchers and this year's edition of the MOOC.

Lana Pasic

Lana Pasic

Instructor

Lana Pasic works as a senior project officer with the Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth. Read More.

She has been working in the development sector since 2007, in the area of civic activism and youth participation, and she has worked and consulted with a number of local and international NGOs, research institutes and international organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and internationally.

Sladjana Petkovic

Sladjana Petkovic

Instructor

Sladjana PETKOVIC is a European youth expert and UN Youth and Development consultant with 10+ years of professional experience in supporting the European cooperation in the youth field initiatives and programmes and in advising supra-national and cross-governmental institutions on developing innovative approaches to youth policy development and service delivery. Read More.

Sladjana holds MSc in Psychology of adolescence and Specialisations in 'Developmental Youth Work and Social Education' and 'The Local Government and Public Service Reform'.

Nerijus Kriaučiūnas

Nerijus Kriaučiūnas

Instructor

Born in Lithuania, Nerijus has lived in Zurich (Switzerland), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Barcelona (Spain), Yogyakarta (Indonesia), and now has returned to Vilnius (Lithuania) Read More.

He is involved in EU programmes for youth since 1999 as youth worker and consultants. He developed a large number of training courses on quality of projects implemented within these programmes. Laimonas is facilitating now 2 MOOCs on Canvas: 1) Erasmus+ Funding Opportunities for Youth and 2) Essential of Youth Policy.

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