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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: 22 January 2021

LAST MODIFIED ON: 25/10/2020 - 23:18

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  1. Information providers / counselling structures
  2. Awareness raising initiatives

Information providers / counselling structures

There is no central source of information and guidance on non-formal, informal and youth work learning opportunities. Individual course providers and sector organisations provide information on their own courses. However, Eurodesk, a European network of European and national information centers for young people, offers centralised youth information and international learning opportunities and is an organisation supported by the Erasmus+ programme.

Public libraries, funded by the Department for Communities, and administered by Libraries NI, are common sources of directories of learning opportunities and youth organisations.


Awareness raising initiatives

To raise awareness of the range of opportunities open to young people in Northern Ireland and to those who work with them, the Erasmus+ UK National Agency organises annual information sessions for prospective new applicants  and networking events for experienced youth beneficiaries, as well as detailed guidance online.

 See also the article ‘Raising awareness about youth volunteering opportunities’.