The Joint Council on Youth, the co-managed political body of the Council of Europe’s Youth Sector, has defined three strategic priorities for 2018-2019:
When submitting a grant application, you are asked to indicate how your project is linked to the Youth Sector’s priorities. Before preparing your international activity or work plan application for 2018 (deadline for applications: 1 April 2017), please consult the guidelines containing the priorities (expected results) and programme orientations for 2018-2019.
Note: The 2016-2017 priorities are still valid for pilot activity applications in 2017.
Young people have been hit particularly hard by the economic crisis of 2008 and its aftermath and increasing numbers face long-term unemployment, discrimination and poverty. This new strategy aims to make sure that Erasmus+ tackles the challenges facing young people effectively
The European Union is taking active measures to help some of the most vulnerable people in society: young people who lack the opportunities of their peers.
Targeting young people with fewer opportunities has long been a pillar of the European Union's work in the field of youth, notably through project funding for organisations working in this area.
Don Bosco Youth-Net is a part of the worldwide Don Bosco Movement. This movement is based on the legacy of its founder: Don Bosco. Don Bosco developed an educational system based on a dialogue between the Christian tradition and the needs of the society he was living in. It is this educational system which still connects all people active in the Don Bosco Movement today; Don Bosco’s working style is our common denominator.
But the present-day society is different than that of Don Bosco’s time. A new sociological perspective of mankind and the differences between cultures within the Don Bosco Movement demand for a contemporary translation of the system. In order to do so we need to position Don Bosco Youth-Net within the current society and also within the current Don Bosco Movement. Afterwards we can present Don Bosco Youth-Net’s working style by focussing on 4 key elements: the educational themes of youth work Don Bosco Youth-Net is focussing on, the way we use the model of the “Oratory” as a method to build a strong learning environment, the way we create an educational flow through our educational programmes and the style of work of the educators involved in our network.
This document aims at defining the work we do, and how we do it. This is a challenging job for several reasons. On the one hand people involved in the Don Bosco Movement are more used to working through the system rather than defining it - Don Bosco’s statement that in assisting, educators should use “few words and a lot of action ...” only strengthens this tradition. On the other hand people from outside the Don Bosco Movement are asking what we are doing and in which manner it is different than that of others. Therefore we wrote this document in a style which we hope will be understandable for both.
Within the heritage of Don Bosco, the partners of Don Bosco Youth-Net strive together to realize the following aims:
To put these aims into practice, we develop Master Plan for the period of 3 years. The current master plan determines our strategy for the period 2015 – 2017 . Under the 4 strategic actions we are focussing on 4 fields of work: Education, Inclusion, Growth and Synergy.