Find and analyse Good Practice
Activity: this activity can be used to start an exploration of the database of good practice in Europe and to start a reflection on what are Good Practices in the youth field and in the 8 Key Areas of the European Youth Strategy and needs of young people covered.
Time: 40 minutes.
Materials: computer, Internet and link to the YouthMetre database of good practice in Europe, post-its, pens, selection of good practices from the database, pieces of paper with instructions to find the good practices, a jar or bag to hide the pieces of paper.
• Preparation: Select a number of good practices from the YouthMetre database of good practice in Europe and prepare pieces of paper with instruction to find the practices in the map: topic, country, city (and other instruction if the city is not easy to identify), name of the good practice.
• During the training: divide the participants in groups of 2-3-4 according to the total number of participants. Make sure to select enough good practices according to the number of groups.
1. Ask each group to pick one piece of paper from a jar and then give 10 minutes to find the good practice in the YouthMetre database of good practice in Europe and read about it, also exploring the external links.
2. Ask the young people to write down on post-its:
i) three things that they like,
ii) three things that they don’t like and
iii) whether the practice is applicable to their context, location, environment and why.
3. Each group of youngsters should present the good practice in 5 minutes: the topic, aims, location and the points they wrote down.
Debriefing: at the end of the activity start a discussion with the young people, giving them the opportunity to construct a case for their answers.
Ask them if they agreed on the three things that they like, three things that they don’t like and differences in transferability of the practice.
Discuss who or what determines good practices.
Note: those mapped by YouthMetre have been extracted from European Commission Web sites and published documents.