10.7 Raising awareness about youth work
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The Ministry of Youth and Sports promoted its activities – mainly the thematic summer camps – through the dedicated section of the website. In terms of learning methodologies and approaches, the summer camps and the thematic summer camps have been linked to subjects that are of an interest for young people: participation, social inclusion, project management, etc. Except for the opportunities provided directly by the Ministry, its subordinated organisations at the district level have also promoted their own activities via own channels – social media accounts or posts on the local newspaper.
The main sources for information available to young people to know about youth work opportunities for engagement are mainly the ones that belong to the National Agency for Community Programmes in the Field of Education and Vocational Training.
These opportunities are either related to local and international opportunities organized within Erasmus + framework that could be find in the Events section or European Solidarity Corps. Except for the sections existent on the website, upon subscription basis, the Newsletter of the National Agency is also an excellent information tool.
Information about other training and learning opportunities is available via the main NGOs news’ portal and The Foundation for the Civil Society Development disseminates as well through its website and Facebook page would promote the existent opportunities.
The non-governmental sector is extremely active in disseminating information for young people. For this purpose, organizations like the Youth Foundation in Timisoara is actively promoting training and learning opportunities within its own activities and projects and Youth Initiative Association is also permanently updating its youth public through its website and social media channels about opportunities to get involved.
At the end of 2021, the first National Youth Workers’ Convention was organized by the Romanian Ministry of Youth and Sport in cooperation with the Romanian National Agency and with the support of DEIS Association, being the first event dedicated to discussions about the advancement and recognition of youth work as a profession in Romania and to discussing about the need for cross-sector cooperation in the field, looking as well as the needs and aspirations of Romanian youth workers.
The National Youth Workers’ Convention had two main editions: in May 2022 and in January 2023 organised by the National Agency for Community Programmes in the Field of Education and Vocational Training, the Ministry of Family, Youth and Equal Opportunity and DEIS Association. Together with the trainings for youth workers, these events contribute to consolidating an active community of youth workers in Romania.