“Good Practices” map

Activity: the YouthMetre Good Practice Map is great source of good practices in the youth field grouped by the 8 Key Areas of the EU Youth Strategy. This tool facilitates the exploration of accepted good practices highlighted by the European Commission. This tool that can be used by young people but also local authorities, NGOs and so on. It provides inspiration from existing good practices in other countries and cities and allows you to discover them in your own country. This information can be used by young people looking to generate their own projects and also allows them to contact organisations that work in the youth field. Local authorities can get ideas of what has been successful elsewhere.

Time: 15 minutes.

Materials: computer, Internet and link to The YouthMetre Good Practices map and database.

Presentation on Good Practices

Step 1

You can start by exploring what is youth work and what do youth workers do.
Look at a short introduction to Youth Work and Good Practices in the field.

Preparation: This activity can be undertaken in groups on individually using the Good Practice Map.

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Step 2

Description: the main page of the Good Practices interactive map gives a complete overview of published Good Practices, in each of the 8 Key Areas of the EU Youth Strategy (Education and Training, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Health and Well-being, Social Inclusion, Participation, Culture and Creativity, Youth and the World, Voluntary Activities).

Information about the Good Practices can be selected from this map by clicking on the coloured dots. However, you may be looking for some ideas concerning a specific youth field? For instance, let’s say, Participation?

To do this, select the Participation tab on the top of the map and then browse the Good Practices concerning this topic either implemented in your own country, or check what other countries have achieved.

Click on the coloured dots to obtain basic information on the selected good practice, such as title, coordinator, donor, city, country and so on. A link to website for more information is included.

You can ask the young people (individually or in group according to their country of origin and interests) to check for good practices in their area, country or region.

Step 3

Debriefing: what were the results of the research? Did the participants find useful Good Practices?

How could they use this information? Start a discussion with the young people starting from these questions.