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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


9. Youth and the World

9.6 Intercontinental youth work and development cooperation

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  1. Intercontinental youth work cooperation
  2. Development cooperation activities

Intercontinental youth work cooperation

In addition to the activities described in the chapter 9.5 (such as one of the Polish Green Network projects), of note are the cooperation are the activities of AIESEC in the field of intercontinental and development-related. These include the Global Volunteer programme for students, addressed to young people who want to develop their leadership attitudes and make an impact on the world’s major problems by working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The various activities in this area are carried out under the Erasmus+ programme. This includes Key Action 3 (Support for policy reform), which "endorses dialogue and building relations between young people and institutions, as well as those responsible for youth policy", and makes it possible to obtain support for organising meetings, debates, seminars, consultations and workshops concerning EU youth-related policies and activities. Furthermore, under Key Action 2 (Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices) two types of projects are supported, namely the exchange of experiences and good practices, and projects aimed at developing the findings of intellectual work showing high potential for wide application, the so-called ‘innovation projects.’ Importantly, the latter, due to being mandatorily published on the Erasmus+ dissemination platform, constitute open-licence educational resources that can serve as support for educators, being intended "to focus on non-formal education, improving the quality of youth work and young people’s competences, as well as those who work with them".


Development cooperation activities