Research-based review for improving youth information and counselling in Finland
Anu Gretschel – commissioned by Koordinaatti – National Centre of Expertise for Youth Information and Counselling in Finland
The main focus of the short research-based review of regional support for organising youth information and counselling services was to find out in which direction it is necessary to develop the offer of support. The main respondents were the three regional coordinators and their managers in the municipalities providing regional support, which was funded by the State Regional Authorities in co-operation with Ministry of Education and Culture and supported by Koordinaatti – National Centre of Expertise for Youth Information and Counselling in Finland. As well as the three discussions, the EU youth strategy, Youth Act and National Youth Work and Youth Policy Programme were used as background material, as well as the main documents about the development of youth information and counselling services in Finland.