The initial seminar of the long-term training course for youth workers Enter! on access to social rights for young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods was successfully completed in Budapest. Following the seminar, participants have started with the preparations to run their projects which support the implementation of the Enter! Recommendation.
The seminar gathered 30 participants from 25 member states of the Council of Europe, representing various youth work organisations, community centres and local authorities. The course was delivered by four trainers and two staff members of the Council of Europe. During the seminar Sladjana Petkovic from the Pool of European Youth Researchers provided an input on the links between youth work and youth policy and László Anita from Rural Youth Hungary – AGRYA shared their experience in working with the local authorities. Natalia Militello presented the European Youth Foundation and its work.
Following the training the participants got better understanding of social rights and the Enter! Recommendation. They use it to create specific local youth work projects that support the implementation of the Recommendation in cooperation with the local authorities. All 30 participants managed to develop project proposals supporting implementation of the Enter! Recommendation. Projects include interventions in the area of intercultural dialogue, working with young Roma, provision of services in rural areas, supporting access to employment. The projects will be implemented in the upcoming year, accompanied by mentoring and e-learning as part of the Enter! training course.