Webinar: Pioneering youth information (a roadmap)

Despite abundant information sources, primarily online, recent studies conducted by ERYICA reveal that young people across countries find it hard to access reliable and understandable information. In the context of mass disinformation, young people are more than ever in need of assistance in selecting and processing information to make their decisions. Hence the importance of youth information and counselling services.

In the framework of the Erasmus+ YinfoPioneers: Pioneering Youth Information and Counselling in the Western Balkans project, this webinar is designed to gain knowledge about different youth information and counselling models, practices, and resources.

Gathering experts from the ERYICA network, project partners and young people, the relevance, concept, principles and impact of youth information and counselling will be discussed. Moreover, the participants will learn about existing coordinating structures and services provided across Europe and familiarise themselves with how youth information is embedded into national youth policies and work.



Tuesday 21 February

10.00 – 10:30

Opening: Concept and impact of youth information and counselling -Eva Reina, ERYICA Director

10:30 – 10:45

Youth (information) policies and practice at the European level – Jorge Orlando Quieirós, IPDJ and ERYICA Governing Board Member

11:15 – 11:30

Presentation of the YinfoPioneers project -Anna Nesladek, ERYICA Project Manager

10:45 – 11:00

Different models of youth information -Imre Simon, ERYICA Development Manager

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

Panel: what youth information and counselling brings young people

Wednesday 22 February

10:00 – 10:20

Opening: presentation of the European Competence Framework for Youth Information Workers (YoutInfoComp)- Imre Simon, ERYICA Development Manager

10:20 – 11:20

Good practices’ sharing:

National youth information coordinators

Youth information at the local level

Digital youth information work

Youth information in the YinfoPioneers project consortium

11:20 – 11:35

Coffee break

11:35 – 12:15

Thematic sessions in break-out rooms:

Youth participation in youth information and counselling

Policy advocacy for youth information and counselling

Establishment of youth information and counselling services

12:15 – 12:30

Closing and final remarks

More information at: ERYICA