Thu, Jun 4th, 2020
We are delighted to announce that we officially launched Youth Wiki Ireland at our online ‘#EUYouthInfo’ event on 26 May 2020.
Youth Wiki is Europe’s online encyclopedia for national youth policies. Its overall purpose is to help the European Commission and Member States in their decision making, by providing information on state of play on reforms and initiatives. The collection of qualitative information also allows the exchange of information and innovative approaches and can substantiate peer learning activities.
Youth Wiki offers a comprehensive database of national structures, policies and actions supporting young people. The information can be explored using interactive maps, researching one of the 29 countries represented, or by reading ‘Chapters’ about specific aspects of youth policy.
The following ‘Chapters’ are currently available for Ireland:
The platform is free to access, with no membership or login required. It is nationally co-funded by the European Commission and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
The ‘#EUYouthInfo’ launch was co-hosted by Eurodesk to mark 25 years of Eurodesk in Ireland. Eurodesk provides information on working, studying and volunteering opportunities for young people in Europe and beyond. Additionally, they inform youth organisations about European youth policies and youth events, campaigns and consultations.
In co-operation with Youth Information Centres and other organisations who work with youth in Ireland, Eurodesk Ireland seek to spread valuable information to as many young people in Ireland as possible. Watch this short video celebrating all who have been involved since 1995!
In addition to the launch of Youth Wiki Ireland, the #EUYouthInfo event was filled with insights from representatives from the youth work field in Ireland including Voluntary Service International and Crosscare.
From discussion surrounding democracy to the examination of best practices, the online event played host to a variety of lively presentations which provided participants with much food for thought.
You can view the presentations here: