The Study Visit “Innovative Cross-Sectoral Policies for quality, active youth participation” was aimed at introducing participants to practices of cross-sectoral policy development in the youth field. This seven day event, which took place in the beginning of December 2015, provided space for youth workers and other professionals from youth organizations to get familiar with cross-sectoral policies and institutions at the EU level and equip them with tools to advocate for a better policy for youth in their own community and field of action.
The study visit included meetings with representatives and sectors of European Institutions, as well as educational sessions that stimulated exchange of best practices among participants. The week included both workshops and visits, combining sharing of best practices and practical learning through meetings and presentations, providing showcases of cross-sectoral cooperation and networking opportunities. Participants directly interacted with European platforms relevant for the youth and the CSO field, such as the European Youth Forum (YFJ), European Volunteering Center (CEV), as well as policy makers such as the representatives of European Commission, Youth Partnership and many other international youth organisations.
The project was supported by Erasmus plus Programme, Key Action 1, Learning Mobility of Individuals in the Youth Field, and it gathered participants from the following organizations: Via Civic Association (Bulgaria), Youth Venture Berlin (Germany), South Europe Youth Forum (Italy), European Association “World-Our Home” (Latvia), Center for Intercultural Dialogue (Macedonia), Gozo Youth Council (Malta), Associação Spin (Portugal), Asociatia Support for Youth Development (Romania), SEIKLEJATE VENNASKOND (Estonia).