DesYIgn - a new project to start the year!


ERYICA is happy to announce that we are kicking off a new project to start the new year! From March 2019 - February 2021, ERYICA will be coordinating the Erasmus+ project DesYIgn - Innovative Youth Information Service Design and Outreach.

The aim of this project is to rethink how youth information services are designed and to create tools and resources to allow 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 and co-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.

The first project meeting will take place on 14-15 March 2019 so stay tuned!

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, UK), Aġenzija Żgħażagħ (Malta), Institut Valencià de la Joventut (Spain), Åbo Akademi University (Finland).

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