Strasbourg, 5. 2. – 12. 2. 2023
As a result of our European Youth Foundation Annual Work Plan 2023 we have been invited to participate in the EYF training course on the essentials of non-formal education. The training opportunity was held at the premises of the European Youth Centre of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France.
The training focused on the principles of non-formal education, provided a space to meet, exchange experiences and learn about the priorities and approaches of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. It was also based on intercultural exchanges and prepared participants to run projects in line with the quality criteria of the youth sector of the Council of Europe, which was very useful for us as an organization since we have been and will in the future be working with EYF on many projects. In the long term, participating in this training aimed at increasing youth organizations’ capacities to submit quality projects to the EYF and delivering quality youth work with young people.The content and methodology of the course was built on experiential learning, individual reflection, and exchange of practices among participants by using the participatory methods of learning, such as working groups and facilitated discussions.
The training was also a great opportunity to get to know other organizations around Europe that work in the field of human rights, intercultural exchange and democracy among other themes.
The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established by the Council of Europe to provide financial and educational support for European youth activities. Currently, the Foundation supports around 150 youth activities a year that are implemented by youth organizations or networks. The EYF supports local and international youth projects with a strong educational component, based on the principles of non-formal education, addressing societal challenges affecting young people, in line with the priorities of the youth sector of the Council of Europe.