Our activity reports present the main initiatives, projects, and services implemented in the course of a year. Check out below what we did between 2018 and 2015. 

To download these documents, click on the following links:

ERYICA Annual Report 2018

ERYICA Annual Report 2017

ERYICA Annual Report 2016

ERYICA Annual Report 2015

3 Networks Training: Enhancing Youth Services’ Promotion and Outreach - 2020

Participants at the last joint training organised by the 3 networks in Brussels, April 2017

Participants at the last joint training organised by the 3 networks in Brussels, April 2017

Project dates: June 2019 - February 2020

Coordination: ERYICA, in cooperation with EYCA and Eurodesk

Financed by Erasmus+ KA1

Partners: ERYICA (LU), EYCA (BE), Eurodesk (BE), (IE), Movijovem - Mobilidade Juvenil (PT), Andalusian Youth Institute (ES), City of Kuopio (FI), National Youth Card Association (BG), Institut Balear de la Joventut (IBJOVE, ES), Agencia Catalana de la Joventut (ACJ, ES), Agenzija Zghazagh (MT), Akzente Salzburg (AT), Mladiinfo (MK), Promo Cymru (UK), Polish Youth Projects Association (PL), Secretariat for Youth of Westpomerania Region (PL), Momentum World CIC (UK), PlanBe, Plan it Be it (CY)

Project categories: youth information, youth services, promotion, outreach, digital tools

ERYICA, EYCA and Eurodesk are organising a common training event for their members based on their needs in gaining skills and knowledge about different ways of reaching out to young people. The training will take place on 25-29 November 2019 (3 full days) and will address the needs of youth service structures in optimising the promotion and attractiveness of their services among young people and establishing efficient digital communication and outreach tools.

Participants will be mainly communication strategists, youth information workers, and professionals dealing with communication and marketing of youth services in the member organisations of the three networks. The impact of various types of youth services and existing digital tools to increase this impact will be assessed by different speakers and trainers and from a variety of angles. Guests and participants will be invited to look at possibilities for the development of youth services in the future, taking into account new technologies, youth sociological patterns and youth participation.

Objectives and priorities:

General Objectives:

-       to discuss and evaluate the main aspects to consider when promoting youth work and youth information and counselling services among young people;

-       to identify common challenges ahead in the development and promotion of youth information; and

-       to discuss possible solutions and best practices considering existing opportunities and tools.

The project aims at broadening understanding of practices and policies in youth work internationally and at enhancing the modernisation and effectiveness of youth services.

Location: Palma de Mallorca

Duration: 3 full days

Date: 25-29 November 2019

Number of participants: Maximum 60


DesYIgn - Innovative Youth Information Service Design and Outreach - 2021

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Project dates: March 2019 -  February 2021

Coordination: ERYICA

Financed by Erasmus+ KA2

Partners: ERYICA (Luxembourg), Youth Work Ireland (Ireland), Koordinaatti (Finland), Agence Nationale pour l'Information des Jeunes (Luxembourg), Dirección General de Juventud y Deportes de Madrid (Spain), ProMo Cymru (Wales), Aġenzija Żgħażagħ (Malta), Institut Valencià de la Joventut (Spain), Åbo Akademi University (Finland)

Project categories: design and outreach of youth information services

The aim of this project is to rethink how services are designed and to create tools and resources to allow youth workers and youth information workers to reach out to a maximum number of young people, especially those at risk of social exclusion. In order to do this, youth information providers need to be trained on new channels and tools, and on how to design their services in a user-centred and innovative manner to appeal and reach out to more young people.

This project will use service design methodologies and desk research. The service design is approached from a human-driven way of design thinking and doing. It starts from the needs and requirements of users and looks for solutions together with providers, users and other stakeholders.

The specific aims of the project are:

  • To create a toolkit on service design for youth information provision, aiming to reach out to more young people, including quality indicators and measures;

  • To create an online course, to be implemented into the ERYICA training system, based on the toolkit; and

  • To carry out innovative youth information design pilots that will test the resources developed at different stages and help re-think youth information provision using service design methods, which can be used as good practice examples for youth information services across Europe.

At the end of the project, regional and national multiplier events will be organised by all of the partner organisations. This will be tailored for political awareness-building at local, national and European level for the further support of youth information services in participating countries, and to highlight the importance of the promotion of these services.


European Youth Information Quality Label - 2020

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Project dates: January 2019 -  December 2020

Coordination: ERYICA

Financed by the Council of Europe

Project categories: quality youth information

In April 2018, the General Assembly of ERYICA approved in Cascais a new European Youth Information Charter and ERYICA Strategic Plan for 2018-2023. Both documents highlight the challenges faced by young people when it comes to addressing the overload of information and the need of ensuring the quality and visibility of YIC services. The Strategy goes further and underlines the necessity of creating a European Youth Information Quality Label easy to recognise by young people, based on their needs and on the principles of the European Youth Information Charter.

In this context and in the framework of our partnership with the Council of Europe, ERYICA is working on the development of a European Youth Information Quality Label throughout 2019 and 2020, designed for and with young people and linked to a set of quality assessment criteria, mechanisms and tools. ERYICA believes that such an initiative should be part of a broader development process involving young people and key actors in the European youth sector. A Working Group has been set up to work on the label.

The first year of the planned two-year process has produced promising outcomes, including a self-assessment tool, and found answers to the major questions regarding the management and sustainability of the Label. An Open Dialogue Day with stakeholders and a desk research supported the process. The Working Group proposed a management structure for the Label, which includes a youth review, a youth information mapping exercise and the designation of a task force. The Label will be piloted in the course of 2020.


Future Youth Information Toolbox - 2019

Project dates: September 2017 -  April 2019

Coordination: Creativitas (Lithuania)

Financed by Erasmus+ KA2

Partners: Creativitas (Lithuania), ERYICA (Luxembourg), Åbo Akademi University (Finland), Youth Work Ireland (Ireland), European Peer Training Organisation (EPTO) (Belgium), Jugend- und Familienstiftung des Landes Berlin (Germany), Bundesnetzwerk Österreichische Jugendinfos (Austria), Labdaros ir Paramos Fondas "Jauniems" (Lithuania), National Youth Council of Latvia (Latvia)

Project categories: Quality and outreach of youth information services

The Erasmus+ project #YouthInfo: Future Youth Information Toolbox kick off took place on 12-14 September in Vilnius, Lithuania. In the past two years, 9 partners from 8 different countries worked together to try and increase the quality and outreach of youth information services.

This was done by creating and applying user-friendly youth information methods, which was identified by evidence-based research and piloted at local level. Peer-to-peer youth information educators were also involved.

The project created due to the lack of evidence-based research in the field of youth information, which blocks the development of the sector. With this in mind, research was carried out to identify youth information needs, trends, and most relevant topics.
The project produced some very interesting and relevant outputs:
·     A manual for future foresight in youth information;
·     A report: Future Youth Information and Counselling: Building on Information Trends and Needs;
·     3 user-friendly, evidence and future-based youth information methods, tried and tested at local level;
·      A peer-to-peer training course on youth information.

The outcomes of the project will be discussed at the multiplier event, and also presented at the ERYICA General Assembly. They will become widely available across the ERYICA network in the coming months. We look forward to sharing the outcomes of the project with you and we would like to thank the project consortium for their hard work over the past 2 years!




 Developing Online Youth Information Trainings (DOYIT) - 2018

Project dates: 3 October 2016 - 2 October 2018

Coordination: ERYICA

Financed by Erasmus+ KA2

Partners: ERYICA (Luxembourg), Koordinaatti (Finland), Instituto Portugues do Desporto e Juventude I.P. (Portugal), National Youth Federation Limited (Ireland), Agencia Catalana de la Juventud (Spain), Creativitas (Lithuania), Zajednica informativnih centara za mlade u Hravtskoj (Croatia), Suomen Humanistinen Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy Humak (Finland), Bundesnetzwerk Osterreichische Jugendinfos Verein (Austria), Egomind (Estonia)

Project categories: Non-formal and informal learning and activity programmes targeted at young people

The Developing Online Youth Information Trainings (DOYIT) was a 2 year initiative that aimed to adapt 4 ERYICA training courses (YoMIM, Digital YIntro, Jimmy, Advocacy and Lobbying Training for Youth Organisations) to eLearning mode. The main objective of the project was to increase the outreach youth information training courses and to decrease their cost. An online Moodle eLearning platform was developed to host the courses in different languages. The project helped youth information workers, youth workers and trainers get more familiar with new training and learning methodologies. It also supported the definition of quality assessment tools and evaluation methods for online courses in the youth work sector, and use the ERYICA Quality Management Catalogue to further increase the quality level of youth information and counselling services.



Project dates: January 2018 -  December 2018

Coordination: ERYICA

Financed by the Council of Europe

Project categories: quality youth information

In the framework of its partnership with the Council of Europe, ERYICA seeked to support the youth sector in Ukraine by enhancing the information addressed to young people and by establishing a national model for youth information provision to support the youth work sector, the national association of youth centres, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports in their efforts to provide quality youth services in Ukraine. The project also aimed at improving access for young people to information services; increasing the provision of  quality information and counselling; increasing participation by young people in youth information provision and dissemination. ERYICA provided expertise and assistance to support them in taking the first steps in the design and development of these services and facilitate networking amongst stakeholders of the youth sector in Ukraine

To attain these aims, the activities under the partnership between ERYICA and the Council of Europe in 2018 involved among others:

The project ran until the end of 2018. You can read the survey report here.


LIAISONS - Prevention of violent extremism THRough Youth Information - 2017


Project dates: November 2015 - December 2017

Financed by the Council of Europe

Coordination: ERYICA

Partners: ERYICA (Luxembourg), Council of Europe (France), Centre d'Information et de Documentation Jeunesse (CIDJ France), Centre d'Information et de Documentation Jeunesse (CIDJ Belgium), Federation Infor Jeunes (Belgium), Centre National d'Information pour Jeunes (CIJ Luxembourg)
Project categories: Non-formal and informal learning and activity programmes targeted at young people, prevention of youth violent extremism and radicalisation

The overall objective of the project was to analyse and understand the motives behind violent youth extremism across Europe, and the preventative role that youth information and counselling services can play. 

The project began back in 2015, when the French-speaking members of ERYICA came together to discuss the role of youth information in the prevention of youth violent extremism. ERYICA organised an Open Dialogue day in June 2016, which brought together experts on this topic from different sectors to discuss and exchange on their varied experiences.  

The results of these discussions and two years of working together is Liaisons- Toolkit for the prevention of violent extremism through youth information. The editorial team has gathered and created the most pertinent tools for preparing young people with the resilience and critical-thinking skills necessary not to fall into the trap of radical and extreme ideas. The manual is first and foremost a practical tool, targeted at those who come into contact with young people (youth (information) workers, teachers, social workers, youth organisations, etc.) and aims to help them cover complex topics such as identity, diversity, communication with others, media and information literacy, to name but a few. There is also a theoretical component to the manual, which aims to help the reader to understand this complex phenomenon.

You may find here the e-version of the Manual in French, English and Dutch.


MOVE - Mapping mobility - 2018

Project dates: May 2015 - May 2018

Financed by Horizon 2020  

Coordination: University of Luxembourg

Partners: University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg), ERYICA, Universitat Hildesheim (Germany), Deutsches Jugendinstitut Academia (Germany), De Studii Economice Din Bucuresti (Romania), University of Miskolc (Hungary), Hogskulen i Sogn og Fjordane (Norway), Ilustre Colegio Nacional de Doctores y Licenciados en Ciencas Politicas y Sociologia (Spain), European Research and Project Office (Germany). 
Project categories: Youth mobility, youth exchanges and voluntary services

The overall ambition of MOVE was to provide a research-informed contribution towards an improvement of the conditions of the mobility of young people in Europe and a reduction of the negative impacts of mobility through the identification of ways of good practice thus fostering sustainable development and well-being. The consortium of MOVE is built up of nine partners within six countries: Luxembourg, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Romania and Spain.The main research question is: How can the mobility of young people be ‘good’ both for socio-economic development and for individual development of young people, and what are the factors that foster/hinder such beneficial mobility?

Based on an interdisciplinary and multilevel research approach the main objectives of MOVE are to:

[1] carry out a comprehensive analysis of the phenomenon of mobility of young people in the EU;

[2] generate systematic data about young people’s mobility patterns in Europe based on qualitative case studies, a mobility survey and on secondary data analysis;

[3] provide a quantitative integrated database on European youth mobility;

[4] offer a data based theoretical framework in which mobility can be reflected, thus contributing to the scientific and political debates.

[5] explore factors that foster and factors that hinder good practice based on an integrative approach with qualitative and quantitative evidence.

[6] provide evidence-based knowledge and recommendations for policy makers through the development of good-practice models.

MOVE is based on a multilevel research design, including case studies on six types of mobility (higher education, voluntary work, employment, vocational training, pupil's exchange and entrepreneurship), a survey (N=6400) and secondary data analysis, taking into consideration social inequality (e.g. migration background, gender, educational inequalities, impairments). The focus will be on the regional contexts of mobility and the agency of young people.

The project ended in May 2018 with a pre-conference and a final conference. 

For more information, please visit

The Final Report of the MOVE Pre-conference is available HERE.


EUth - Tools and Tips for Digital and Mobile Youth Participation in and across Europe - 2018

Project dates: May 2015- May 2018

Financed by Horizon 2020

Coordination: Nexus - Instritute for Cooperation Management and Interdisciplinary Research

Partners: Nexus (Germany), Alfstore (France), Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l'Europe (AEGEE Belgium), Development Centre of the Heart of Slovenia (Slovenia), ERYICA (Luxembourg), Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (Italy), International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany (IJAB Germany), Liquid Democracy (Germany), Missions Publiques (France), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), the Danish Board of Technology Foundation (DBT Denmark)

Project Categories: Actions promoting participation and initiative by young people

The aim of EUth was to get more young people involved in political decision-making and increase their trust in European political institutions. For this we need:

  • youth-friendly digital and mobile participation tools

  • to set up attractive participation projects

The solution was created within the EUth project: OPIN, an all-in-one proven digital and mobile participation toolbox, ready to be embedded in web presence of youth organisations or administrations.

The project started in 2015 and ended in March 2018. It has involved 11 partner from 8 countries, 5 pilot projects and 10 Open Call projects, all of whom have tried and tested the OPIN software. 

The project ended with the Open Summit in Berlin on 7-8 December 2017. 

The project “EUth - Tools and Tips for Mobile and Digital Youth Participation in and across Europe” has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649594.
For more information, please visit


Reach more young people! Promotion of Youth Work and Youth Information services


Project dates: January - June 2017

Financed by Erasmus+

Programme: European Youth Card Association (EYCA Belgium), ERYICA (Luxembourg), Eurodesk (Belgium), Youth Act Center (Albania), LOGO jugendmanagement gmbh (Austria), De Ambrassade (Belgium), National Youth Card Association (Bulgaria), Koordinaatti (Finland), Youth Work Ireland (Ireland), LABDAROS IR PARAMOS FONDAS "JAUNIEMS" (Lithuania), AGENZIJA ZGHAZAGH (Malta), INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO DESPORTO E JUVENTUDE I.P.D.J (Portugal), IUVIA NGO (Serbia), Vale of Glamorgan Council (UK), The Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (UK).
Project categories: quality and outreach of youth information services

The project brought together youth (information) workers, communication strategists within member organisations, experts in PR & Communication, youth representatives, and representatives of the three European platforms to create synergies and to be trained on how to increase the reach of their services towards young people through innovative PR, communication and youth marketing methods used in other sectors.

The project had three objectives:

1.Identify and elaborate on the challenges of youth (information) workers and organisations at grass root level in promoting their services towards young people through conducting a survey, and writing up a report of the survey;

2.Offer the space for youth workers and members organisations of the 3 Networks to get expert advice on Communication & PR in how to best advertise their services and reach out to as many young people as possible, with a specific target on Millenial Generation and youth at risk of exclusion, through a training; and

3. Develop an online publication comprising the most significant challenges of the sector, methods to better promote their services & good practices. The good practice booklet can be found on our tools and resources page


Youth Information Workers Fit For Youth - YIW For Youth - 2017

Project dates: October 2016 - March 2017

Financed by Erasmus+

Coordination: Coalition of Youth Organisations (SEGA North Macedonia)

Partners: ERYICA (Luxembourg), Udruga RICZM (UMKI Croatia), Coalition of Youth Organisations (SEGA North Macedonia)

Project Categories: Best practices in youth information
The Guide for best practices in Youth information work is a valuable resource for youth information workers containing methods and best practices of youth information work in Europe, and it is a product of the Strategic partnership project “Youth Information Workers fit for Youth” (2016-2-MK01-KA205-021756) between SEGA, UMKI and ERYICA. It contains methods for on-line information and best practices of youth information work in Europe. The project “Youth Information Workers fit for youth” is supported by the National Agency for European Educational Programmes and Mobility in Macedonia, through the Erasmus + Programme, Key Action 2 - Strategic Partnership - Support for Exchange of Good Practices. The purpose of this Guide is to provide youth information workers with knowledge and resources on youth information methods and techniques. Moreover, the guide will present different experiences and practices of the youth information centres in Europe.
For more information, please click here.


Regional Seminar on Youth Information and Counselling - 2015

Project dates: 1-3 December 2017

Financed by the Council of Europe

Coordination: ERYICA

Partners: ERYICA (Luxembourg), Council of Europe (France), Ministry of Youth, Municipality of Tbilisi – Youth Department (Georgia), Creative Development Centre (Georgia). Other participants were from Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Moldova, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Bulgaria.


This seminar represented a strong opportunity to develop youth information in the Eastern Europe and Caucasus (EECA) region and boost the enhancement of youth policy in the target countries, by gathering selected participants and enabling them to discuss and share issues, solutions, projects and best practices with each other and with European stakeholders.

With this seminar, the Council of Europe and ERYICA wanted to enforce their role by facilitating the strengthening of contacts with youth information stakeholders in Eastern Europe and Caucasus with the aim of enabling them to become part of the countries that provide youth information and counselling services, by levying on the possibility of networking and become acquainted with standard ways of youth information in Europe and in partner countries. 


Summer University on Youth Information and Counselling - 2014

Project dates: 14-19 June 2014

Financed by the Council of Europe

Coordination: ERYICA

Partners: 120 youth information workers and young people from 9 African and 10 European countries (Angola, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Sao Tome and Principle, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Portugal, the Netherlands). 

From 9 African countries (Angola, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Sao Tome and Principe, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia) and 10 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Portugal, The Netherlands), 25 core partners came together to build a meeting point among young people and youth information workers from Africa and Europe. With the collaboration of the Portuguese Institute for Youth and Sports (IPDJ) and the Portuguese Youth Council (CNJ), ERYICA coordinated the preparation of the Summer University that involved not only the 25 core partners but also other ERYICA members, youth information organisations and networks, such as the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) and Eurodesk.

Through the Summer University, ERYICA and the partners aimed to support the development of youth policy in Europe and in partners’ countries by leveraging on quality youth information and counselling. Furthermore, we gathered data and evidence on the situation of YIC in partners’ countries and to include it in the final report, for dissemination and understanding among the SUYIC participants and among other partners and stakeholders.

The Summer University aimed to:

•           Analyse and present youth information as provided in Europe and in Africa;

•           Improve the provision of youth information in Europe and in Africa;

•           Exchange good practice in the field of youth information in a global perspective;

•           Foster the creation or the enhancement of development plans and Euro-African partnerships in the field of youth information and counselling;

•           Improve the capacity of youth workers and organizations to increase young people’s employability, health, mobility and reduce youth poverty on a global scale.

The Summer University consisted of a number of non-formal education activities, expert presentations on youth information, group work on regional perspectives, training modules, networking activities and feedback sessions. All these activities will have in sight the drafting of development plans and partnerships, making the event the first step of a comprehensive development process among partner. The participants will have the chance to gain experience of African and European projects, to discover common links and common interests, making the Summer University a push to move forward and bring forth the European model in information to a global perspective, by learning from others’ practice.

The Summer University on Youth Information and Counselling 2014 was implemented with support from the Council of Europe, and from the Youth in Action Programme of the European Union.


Youth on the Move - InfoMobility (YoMIM) - 2013

Project dates: February 2013 - May 2014

Financed by Youth in Action (European Commission)

Coordination: ERYICA

Partners: LOGO Jugendmanagement (Austria), Zajednica ICM (Croatia), ENTK (Estonia), Koordinaatti (Finland), Foundation for Youth (Lithuania), ERYICA (Luxembourg), Agenzija Zghazagh (Malta), Ponto JA Lisbon (Portugal), Ponto JA Braga (Portugal), European Youth Card Association (Slovakia), MISSS (Slovenia), CIPAJ (Spain), Solna UngInfo (Sweden), JONG Rotterdam (the Netherlands), GSM Youth (Turkey)

Project categories: youth mobility, creation of synergies  

The overarching goal of the Youth on the Move – InfoMobility (YoMIM) project is to innovate and to enhance youth work whilst fostering synergies between and maximisation of impact of the main actors in the field of youth information and counselling, paying special regard to cross-border European mobility.

By pursuing innovation, streamlining, optimisation and enhancement, this project aims at offering new methodological and technological solutions to the new challenges of youth work, with regard to its content. Through diverse channels, the elements of novelty and innovation that will be raised will be shared with and presented to many actors and decision makers, so that the field non-formal education as a whole will be benefitted a great deal.

The activities of the YoMIM project are divided into three pillars:

  • Establishment of Youth on the Move – InfoMobility (YoMIM) network;

  • Elaboration of quality standards and guidelines for youth information practice in the field of youth mobility: EURYICA;

  • Design and provision of training for the YoMIM officers and enhancement of the existing training offer.

In sum, the YoMIM project is at once about innovating, enhancing, streamlining, optimising and spreading new tools and methods.



Information Right Now! - 2012

Project dates: April - December 2012

Financed by the Council of Europe

Coordination: ERYICA

Partners: Local, ERYICA-member Youth Information Centres and youth workers across 29 Council of Europe member countries

Project categories: youth information

Information Right Now! was a European campaign, launched on 17th April 2012 and implemented by the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency - ERYICA in partnership with the Council of Europe. The campaign aimed to raise awareness among young people, decision-makers and media on the special role of youth information with regard to young people’s access to rights and – eventually – on the access to information as a right in itself for all young people.

Respect for democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms implies the right of all young people to have access to complete, objective, understandable and reliable information on all their questions and needs. This right to information has been recognised in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and in the Recommendations N° (90) 7 and CM/Rec(2010)8 on Youth Information, as well as by the European Commission White Paper on Youth (2001).

The campaign objectives were:

  1. Young people to understand they have the right to information.

  2. Young people to understand they have a right to information and move them to find it in the Youth Information Centre.

  3. Together with young people, ask decision makers to guarantee their right to information.

On a decentralised level, the campaign consisted of numerous activities of different scope and scale in all Council of Europe member countries, organised by local Youth Information Centres and Youth Workers, and tailored to the respective target audiences. The activities listed above as well as the Facebook page, the photo competition and the website were coordinated centrally by ERYICA. Youth Ambassadors acted as European-wide testimonials of the campaign. The 9th Conference of Ministers of the Council of Europe was a prominent occasion to present the activities from the pan-European action day through a travelling photo exhibition along with other campaign events.

The 9th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Youth took place in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) in September 2012. The main theme of the conference was “Young people's access to rights: development of innovative youth policies”. The campaign was elaborated through three sub-themes:

  • Social inclusion of young people;

  • Democracy, including e-Democracy;

  • Living together in diverse societies.

Considering that youth information is both an essential right and a prerequisite for young people's access to their rights, in view of contributing to the success of the Conference of Ministers and the previous process leading to it, the Joint Coordinating Committee managing the partnership between the Council of Europe and ERYICA decided to support the "Information Right Now!" campaign on the young people's right to information.

Find more information, see the documents below, and please visit


JIMMY-Youth Information Mediator - 2011

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Project dates: February 2011 - August 2012

Financed by Youth in Action (European Commission)

Coordination: ERYICA

Partners: ERYICA (Luxembourg), JONG Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Koordinaatti (Finland), CN Informagiovani (Italy), MISSS (Slovenia), Young Scot (UK), Aha Voralberg (Austria), IBjove (Spain)

The main aim of the project was to establish long term cooperation between youth workers and youth information work, thus increasing the outreach of youth information to young people (with special regard to those with fewer opportunities) and the professionalism of youth workers.

The information needs of young people were examined through focus groups in 7 countries, with the participation of over 250 young people and the findings were incorporated in the training courses.

The project showcased the following tangible outcomes:

- a Jimmy training on the provision of youth information for youth workers;

- the translation of the Jimmy training to French, Spanish and Italian;

- an Advanced YIntro training targeted at experienced youth information workers, referring to the Jimmy module and cooperation with Jimmies to expand the outreach of youth information services;

- a Reflective workbook for the Advanced YIntro module;

- a flyer promoting the Jimmy training and concept

- a leaflet presenting the main results of the focus group survey.

The developed training courses are part of the ERYICA training system and are being organised around Europe.

The project partnership included youth information professionals of the ERYICA network from Austria, Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom. Over a project period of 18 months the Training Task Force and the partnership of the project developed the above mentioned courses and trained further 16 trainers from 12 countries to disseminate the content of those. By their activity, the outcomes of the project are spread further through a sustainable dissemination strategy.

Jimmies work in cooperation with Youth Information Centres and increase their outreach, providing information services to young people.

Flyers on the Jimmy concept and the results of the focus groups have been published and disseminated throughout ERYICA’s strong network of 33 members in 28 European countries, providing them with hands-on information on the given topics that they can disseminate in their national structures around Europe.


Safety & Quality in Online Youth Information - 2011

Safety and Quality in Online Youth Information (SQOYI) is an ERYICA project that we worked on together with a number of experts from our network.
The project seeked to create and disseminate knowledge for Youth Information workers to empower young people to make good use of available online Youth Information resources.

The project delivered the following outcomes:

  • An Info-KIT providing guidance to young people on how to find information on the Internet and on how to generate good content. The material also includes good practice and examples featuring innovative techniques.

  • Quality principles for participative and user-generated online Youth Information were established and then promoted as an integral part of the “European Youth Information Charter”.

  • The created material was directly used for a training of 30 trainers of Youth Information workers and two international workshops involving 50 young people, empowering them to enact efficient searching strategies also in user generated content environments besides a safe and proper use of internet.

The project ran until April 2011 and took place in different European venues.