Youth Empowerment Support to Non-Formal Learning - YES to NFL

YES2NFL is a European capacity building project in the line with Erasmus+ Program General Objective that contribute to the renewed framework for European Cooperation in youth field and the achievement of the Europe 2020 Strategy, including the headline education target. Western Balkan Countries and EU countries with different backgrounds in NFL came together and contribute in the promotion and recognition of NFL as an adequate methodology for youth work.

Through this project partners’ organisations aim:
- to improve youth competencies and skills;
- to promote a modern education system through NFL;
- to strengthen the cooperation between all involved stakeholders;
- to improve intercultural dimensions in the youth field.

Local and transnational activities will be organised during the project and more than 460 youth will be participating and gaining/improving skills in these activities.

The kick-off meeting in Serbia will help to prepare the most satisfying and compliable with the current issues in the educational program sphere as well as outline the guidance for the activities and strengthening the partnership between all involved countries.

The study visit in Estonia will allow participants to build capacities for developing and implementing projects aiming to increase the recognition of youth work, to explore possible links between recognition of youth work and employability/employment of young people, to share and discuss experiences, examples and possibilities of working towards recognition and to develop partnerships for future action.

The training course will help to establish connections in the formal education sector in our respective countries. The representatives of the formal education sector, on the other hand, will broaden their horizons in NFL. They will be able to use non-formal education tools during their work and therefore diversify their pool of methods for working with youth. Training course participants are also expected later to be involved in the Erasmus+ projects, and not just as part-takers, but as organisers of activities. Furthermore, it is expected that participants will design a module with non-formal activities. Participants will be in charge to lead local activities back in their community to validate all the designed activities within the module.

Seminar is one of the important activity which is expected to contribute on finalizing and returning the module in a more professional manner which afterwards will be as a ready-tool for different entities.

Attending the foreseen activities will allow participants to build capacities for developing and implementing other new projects aiming to increase the recognition of youth work in EU and Western Balkan Countries as well.

In order to achieve project aims, partners will organise a set of activities for youth workers, youth leaders, NGOs referring to these objectives:

- To promote awareness for the importance of NFL in local, national and transnational level.
- To raise youth competences and skills in NFL field by making adequate forms of modules.
- To gather the most experienced Youth Leaders, Trainers, Youth Workers, Project Managers and people from NGO’s to develop common tools, to increase the quality of youth work and non-formal education.
- To promote awareness for modernisation of education system through NFL and sharing experience between participant countries.
- To strengthen the cooperation between all involved stakeholders.
- To improve intercultural dimensions in the youth field.

Planned project activities started on November 2019 and will end on 31 December 2020.

Project partners:

Better Life in Kosova (BLINK) – Kosovo (coordinator)
Nevladina organizacija "IUVENTA" – Serbia
Qendra Per Progres Rinor – Albania
SFERA – North Macedonia
LINK – Italy
Alphabet Formation – Belgium
Eesti People to People – Estonia
Youth and Civil Initiatives in the Rose Valley – Bulgaria

This project has been founded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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