It was aimed at exploring the diversity of educational practices supporting the quality in youth field – from formal to non-formal education settings in their various levels. The seminar offered a platform for different stakeholders to meet and discover the role and contributions of these practices to the development of quality in youth field. Also to share the most exciting practices as well as to discuss the ideas for future actions needed for further developments.
Hence the seminar sought to discover and map available info about: what, how, why, when and where is provided to educate the actors of youth field – in formal and non-formal environments – to contribute to the quality of youth field?
The programme included thematic inputs, debates and discussions, workshops for sharing education and training practices, and a cultural programme to frame the event.
The key questions we sought to address through the programme were
Current challenges: which challenges do we face working in the youth field and how can we address these in relation to quality in youth field?
Current practices: how do we educate and train youth field actors in support of quality and capacity building, and what can we learn from that?
Building the future: what is emerging today and what is needed for tomorrow’s cooperation?
The seminar “We don’t need no education! Or do we?” brought together 60 participants from a diversity of countries from across Europe and the world, including Estonia, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, and Turkey. Their profiles ranged from academic environments (lecturers, researchers, evaluators) and political contexts (ministries, administrations) to formal and non-formal learning areneas (teachers, trainers, facilitators, curriculum developers). Their discussions were stimulated, provoked, framed and guided by a range of contributors, including a youth theatre group and speakers.
Current education and training approaches by Miguel Angel Garcia Lopez – an experienced trainer, evaluator and educational consultant who has been working as a freelance trainer since 1998 for European institutions, NGO’s and private companies. Learn more about his work here.
Panel discussion: how do we imagine future? by Yael Ohana (see info above), Koen Lambert – Director of JINT vzw, the Flemish knowledge centre for international youth mobility and youth policy which also acts as the National Agency of the EU Youth in Action Programme, Anne Kivimäe – the head of youth department at the Estonian Ministry of Education and Reet Kost– the head of Estonian National Agency for the Youth in Action Programme.
The seminar was visually documented by Siiri Taimla from Joonmeeia.
– Youthpass Impact Study. Young people’s personal development and employability and the recognition of youth work is a study carried out in 2012-2013 to assess the impact that Youthpass has had on: the participants of the EU Youth in Action programme; the work of the organisations participating in the programme;and on recognition of youth work and non-formal learning. Download the full report of the study or watch a video highlighting the main outcomes.
– COMPETENCY MODEL FOR TRAINERS IN THE YOUTH FIELD Created in the frame of the program “Developing Youth Work Quality” co-financed by the European Social Fund and the Republic of Estonia, under the subsection Training of Trainers. The model focuses on the competencies of trainers in the youth field in the context of non-formal training courses, since the principles for evaluating academic personnel arecovered in the University Teacher Competency Model.
Oleme sihtasutus Archimedese struktuuriüksus, mis tegeleb noorte, noorsootöötajate ja noortevaldkonna arengu toetamisega ning rahvusvahelise koostöö edendamisega – seda kõike juba alates 1997. aastast!
Noorteagentuuri visioon on "Iga noor hoolib iseendast ja maailmast"