Update on the ECYC 2018 Work Plan

Following last year’s successful work plan on the role of youth work in preventing violent radicalisation of young people, which included the #valueyouthwork campaign (check it out here), a training course for youth workers and a youth policy working group, we continue to work on this important topic in 2018. This year’s work plan is composed of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), a Training for Trainers (ToT) and national campaigns. Detailed information on each activity is available here.

The online course on youth work as a preventive practice started on June 15 and has reached over 300 participants. They will ‘graduate’ once the course ends in a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean it’s over! The course will be online until the end of November this year in the hopes that a total of around 500 youth workers from different Council of Europe member states will learn from it and get in contact with each other to further discuss the topic of youth work and prevention of violent radicalisation.

The selection of participants in the training of trainers on youth work as a preventive practice  has been recently finalised. We have 24 very motivated and well prepared youth workers from 14 Council of Europe member states. They will meet for a 4-day training in Sibiu, Romania, in the first half of August. The training will focus on self-diagnostic of training competences of participants as well as developing new training modules on different typologies of youth work projects and responses to violent extremism and radicalisation.

The Public Hearing of 24 April 2018 focused on the reasons of radicalisation that affect people with different social backgrounds throughout the European society. The panellists discussed as well what might be triggering the likelihood of becoming a terrorist.


A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.


Professor Peter Neumann from the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence, King’s College London delivered the keynote speech. The hearing also dealt with specific aspects of preventing radicalisation in prisons. Best practices in tackling radicalisation were discussed with authorities, representatives of academia and civil society. Special attention was paid to the role of social media in the prevention of radicalisation and removal of terrorist content.

Location : Brussels

The European Commission has proposed a new framework for cooperation on youth over 2019-2027, to bring EU closer to young people and to help address issues of concern to them. Its main aim is to empower young people and built their resilience by focusing on three areas of action:
o The engagement of young people in civic and democratic participation.
o Connecting youngsters across the EU to promote solidarity, intercultural understanding, opportunities to learn, work and volunteer abroad.
o The support of youth empowerment through boosting innovation, quality and recognition of youth work.
Growing interest will be directed to the youth information sector, as major provider of guidance, critical thinking, relevant information and media and information literacy to the young generations.The renewed EU Youth Strategy will also develop its cross-sectoral approach by addressing the needs of young people in other EU policy areas. ➡️Learn more about the renewed EU Youth Strategy here

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Introducing…the Youth Progress Index! 👏

Over the past 2 years, the European Youth Forum and its partners have analysed data regarding the quality of life of young people in 102 countries.

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– basic human needs
– foundations of wellbeing
– opportunity

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IQ Youth Work

Have you heard of IQ Youth Work? Inspiring #Quality Youth Work is the result of an #Erasmus+ Strategic partnership between member organisations of InterCity Youth from eight different European nations– The European Network of Local Departments for Youth Work. This project aims at addressing the lack of common understanding of what constitute quality in #youthwork.
This cooperation has resulted in the creation of a booklet presenting sets of indicators on:
– youth participation,
– gender equality,
– non-formal learning,
– inclusion on marginalised groups of youth.
Additionally, the booklet offers a collection of good practices and methods for the provision of quality youth work. By creating a bank of quality indicators, IQ Youth Work hopes to built a common platform for pratical quality development. More info ➡️ http://intercityyouth.eu/iq-youth-work/