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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


10. Youth work

10.7 Raising awareness about youth work

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  1. Information providers
  2. Key initiatives

Information providers 

The Ministry of Youth and Sports promotes 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 are 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 organizations at the district level are also promoting 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. 


Key initiatives

At the moment, the only notable initiative that would aim to raise awareness on the value of youth work is the joint actionof the Youth and Camps Department of the Ministry of Youth and Sport and Covasna Youth and Sport County’s Department together with the representatives of different youth NFOs aiming to set up Youth Workers’ Professional Association in Romania, initiative started in June 2019 but no public updates of the activity are currently available.