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EACEA National Policies Platform


10. Youth work

10.7 Raising awareness about youth work

Last update: 29 March 2024
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  1. Information providers
  2. Key initiatives

Information providers

The Youth Board of Cyprus (YBC), as the national authority responsible for youth,  offers information to youth organisations about youth work opportunities in Cyprus and abroad, through its various channels, such as website, social media and mailing lists  Moreover, the Youth Policy Department of YBC has a dedicated section on its website on youth work. 

The Foundation for the Management of European Lifelong Learning Programmes, as the National Agency of Erasmus+ and Eurodesk Cyprus, provides information on European policies and opportunities that interest young people or youth workers, such as mobility, volunteering, exchanges, internships and non-formal learning through its website and social media. The network of Eurodesk CY multipliers also disseminate information on opportunities for participation.

Key initiatives

The main top-level authorities' initiative to raise public awareness about the value of youth work is the «Up to You(th)»- Youth Festival. The festival is organized by the Youth Board of Cyprus on an annual basis. Young people themselves are the protagonists of the festival since they are valued as one of the most vibrant and promising parts of the society. In particular, the Festival includes an NGO Fair with more than 70 youth non-governmental organizations (NGOs), active in the fields of volunteering, environment, social justice, culture, human rights and other. Through the NGO fair, youth organizations have the opportunity to disseminate their work and reach out to young people. The target group of the festival is the general public.

Within 2022, the Youth Board ran an awareness campaign on youth work (“This is youth work: Ιστορίες συμμετοχής και ενδυνάμωσης”), with four good practice examples of youth work at local, national and European level.