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EACEA National Policies Platform


6. Education and Training

6.9 Awareness-raising about non-formal and informal learning and quality youth work

Last update: 30 March 2023
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  1. Information providers / counselling structures
  2. Awareness-raising initiatives

Information providers / counselling structures

The web page is the main Internet platform on non-formal education for young people. It provides comprehensive information about trainings offered by different institutions of non-formal education, relevant publications (e.g. pedagogical guidelines, legal basis) and includes an agenda with important events.

The National Youth Service is an important player, as it offers a number of training programmes and support in the field of non-formal learning. It operates a web page where information, publications and application forms for these offers are available.

The Youth Information is the nationwide contact point providing general information for young people on non-formal and informal learning opportunities. The organisation runs an office in the capital of Luxembourg where young people can find information on-site. Information is also provided in different youth centres and youth information points (JIP; Jugendinfopunkt) throughout the country. Additionally, the Youth Information runs a web page where comprehensive information on non-formal and informal learning opportunities can be found.

The Internet page provides available information on voluntary services for both interested young people and volunteering organisations.

Awareness-raising initiatives

Information providers and counselling structures are in charge of raising awareness with regard to non-formal and informal learning and quality youth work (see: Information providers / counselling structures).
Furthermore, there are some publications on non-formal learning in out-of-school settings by the Ministry of Family and Integration together with the National Youth Service. These publications contain the definition, concepts, features and fields of action of non-formal education.