ERYICA works in close cooperation with a variety of stakeholders at local, regional and national level. This is very important in order for us to monitor the Youth Information sector and its evolution at the European and international level in order to ensure an effective follow-up of policy trends and to inform our network about important developments. We also make sure that our members' voices are heard when important decisions are being made. With the multitude of challenges facing the youth of today, working with our partners enables us to cooperate on various different topics affecting youth, youth information, youth workers and youth organisations across Europe and beyond. We are always open to and exploring new opportunities for international projects. Below you can see some of our partners:
ERYICA cooperates on a regular basis with the European Commission, especially with the Directorate “Youth, Sport and Citizenship”, Youth Unit and with the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency, with whom ERYICA has formed a “Framework Partnership Agreement” for the triennium 2008-2010 with the purpose of being supported in the pursue of ERYICA's strategic priorities.
With the support of the “Youth in Action” Programme, a number of events and activities, such as study visits and job shadowing activities within the agency among others, are being organised on a centralised level as well as by our member organisations and partners.
Furthermore, ERYICA is accredited as co-ordinating and hosting organisation in the framework of the Action “European Voluntary Service”.
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Several ERYICA's Members are also involved in the EU Structured Dialogue with young people at national level.
COUNCIL OF EUROPE
Since 1997 the Council of Europe and ERYICA have been cooperating in the framework of a Partnership Agreement, to foster and develop European cooperation in Youth Information and counselling, especially by organising training activities for professionals in the field of youth information and counselling.
In particular, the cooperation seeks to:
promote and develop European work in the field of youth information and counselling;
promote the equality of access to information which young people require;
facilitate and organise training for the persons involved in youth information and counselling to ensure a high standard of service;
meet the demands in this field of all the member States of the Council of Europe and other Contracting Parties to the European Cultural Convention, particularly the countries of central and eastern Europe.
The cooperation between ERYICA and the Council of Europe is based upon Recommendation N° R (90) 7 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe concerning information and counselling for young people in Europe and the European Union, the Council Resolution of 31 March 1995 on cooperation in the field of youth information and studies concerning youth.
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Eurodesk is a European network of information services in 34 countries providing a unique access to European information for young people and those who work with them.
The Eurodesk network is a support structure of the EU's Erasmus+ programme, which is operated by the Directorate General for Education and Culture.
Who is involved?
In each participating country Eurodesk relies on national partners, which are national bodies working in the youth field (non-governmental organisations, or organisations supported by a Ministry) and have been selected by the relevant ministry in each country, to deliver its services.
These national partners work together as a European network supported by the Brussels based coordination unit, the Eurodesk Brussels Link.
Eurodesk National Partners cooperate with over 1.000 local Youth Information providers (Eurodesk Multipliers) to extend the availability of Eurodesk information services to young people at local level. Eurodesk offers these local agencies training, information tools, help and support to facilitate the provision of European information within their existing information provision, thereby increasing young people's access to European information.
If you are interested to know more about becoming a Eurodesk relay, contact your Eurodesk National Partner.
EYCA - European Youth Card Association
The European Youth Card Association is a non-profit organisation that represents 40 member organisations in 38 European countries. All EYCA members issue the European Youth Cards to young people aged under 26 or under 30 (depending on the specific country). The card promotes youth mobility by offering young people benefits on transport, accommodation, culture and other services.
Through its activities and projects, EYCA raises awareness about European issues and active citizenship.
EYCA provides youth information through the many communication channels available to its member organisations – national and regional websites, print magazines, e-newsletters, discount guides, groups on social networks and other.
EYCA encourages youth participation through organising exchange programmes, campaigns, competitions and other youth-targeted events.
EYCA provides all young people on the European Voluntary Service with a youth card and runs the TRAFO youth information portal where young people can publish articles about projects, initiatives and ideas to encourage others to get involved.
The EYCA office is based in Brussels, Belgium. For more information on our partner EYCA click here.
The EU-COe youth Partnership
The EU-CoE youth partnership stems from the close relations that the Council of Europe and the European Commission have developed in the youth field over the years since 1998. The overall goal is to foster synergies between the youth-oriented activities of the two institutions. The specific themes are participation/citizenship, social inclusion, recognition and quality of youth work.
EUROPEAN YOUTH FORUM
EUROPEAN YOUTH FORUM
Independently established by youth organisations, the European Youth Forum is made up of more than 90 National Youth Councils and International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations, which are federations of youth organisations in themselves. It brings together tens of millions of young people from all over Europe, organised in order to represent their common interests.
Representation, internal democracy, independence, openness and inclusion are among the main principles for the functioning of the European Youth Forum and its Member Organisations.
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