The initial training seminar of the Enter! Training for Youth Workers kicked off with 33 participants- youth workers from 23 countries. In the framework of the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, the training seminar supported youth workers to devise projects which put in practice the Enter! Recommendation and Youth Work Recommendation of the Council of Europe.
The long-term training course aims to equip youth workers with knowledge and skills to provide support and develop joint local approaches that improve the access to social rights for young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods. In the framework of the Enter! training, the youth workers will engage and work closely with the Council of Europe in developing and implementing specific youth work projects aimed at improving access to social rights (education, housing, heath, transport, culture, employment etc.), as well as enhance the recognition, quality and outreach of youth work in member states.
The long-term training course comprises two intercultural residential seminars with a practice/project phase in between and supported by an e-learning programme, mentoring and networking opportunities. It will take place from August 2021 to December 2022. During the course each participant is expected to develop a local youth work project based on active participation of young people and addressing specific challenges that young people face in their access to social rights. The projects should be an example in implementing the Enter! Recommendation through youth work and provide a practical basis for learning about promoting the social rights of young people and how best to link specific policies with youth work. They should be implemented in co-operation with local authorities, public service providers and other stakeholders, so to ensure better impact at the local community level.
More information about the course, its participants and methodology can be found here: Enter Long-Term Training Course 2021-2022 (coe.int)