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Out of the Box International develops a tailor made open data model and policies based on open digital environment which is transparent, accountable and secured.

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Out of the Box International works with already existing hubs, various local and national stakeholders and social entrepreneurs in order to further develop and promote successful social entrepreneurship policies and practices.

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Out of the Box International delivers expertise in the field of cohesive policies by using cross-sectorial approach and non-formal  education, in a global perspective.

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Out of the Box International  works further to enhance current cooperation in South East Europe region and actively supports the integration of all European countries in common European project.

The “Blockchained Youth Work” project entered a crucial phase as partners gathered in Vienna for a productive meeting from the 13th to the 15th of December 2023. Keep reading further to discover the key discussions and outcomes that transpired during this decisive meeting, signalling a transformative step forward in the validation and recognition of youth work.


  1. Setting a Quality Framework for Youth Work

A significant portion of the meeting was dedicated to unravelling the complexities of a newly designed framework to ensure quality standards in youth work training. The primary objective was to explore innovative approaches that could enhance the overall educational experience for young people. Discussions revolved around the essential indicators for course providers in youth work.

Furthermore, this quality framework will be tested by youth workers in a 4-day workshop with international trainers in Postojna, Slovenia, from the 29th of January – the 1st of February 2024. The aim is to test, gather feedback, and find ways to improve quality framework and standards in youth work education and training.


  1. Mapping the Future: A Blockchain Technology-Based Platform

A groundbreaking moment occurred as the planning phase began for a cutting-edge blockchain technology-based platform. This platform aims to streamline validation, recognition, quality assurance, and the delivery of relevant learning outcomes for individuals involved in youth work. The project holds immense promise in using technology to amplify the impact of youth work, providing a unified and efficient platform for stakeholders.


  1. Acknowledging Collaborative Efforts

The success of any collaborative project relies on the input and dedication of all the partners. Hence, warm appreciation is extended to partner organizations (CYN; aufZAQ; UL; MSS; NAPOR) for their significant contributions during the meeting, and in the well run of the project so far. Their insights played a crucial role in shaping discussions, emphasizing the power of collaborative efforts in driving positive change in youth work validation and recognition.


  1. Anticipating the Future:

Excitement and anticipation filled the air as participants looked forward to the transformative impact of Blockchain on the field of youth work. The collaborative spirit that has characterized this project serves as a guiding force, driving us towards a future where youth empowerment takes centre stage through innovative and tech-enabled approaches.


  1. Conclusion

In conclusion, this partner meeting in Vienna helped shape the trajectory of the “Blockchained Youth Work” project. The dedication, insights, and collaborative efforts of all partners have set the stage for a future where youth work evolves, adapts, and empowers young minds to face the challenges of tomorrow. The journey ahead promises exploration, innovation, and the realization of a brighter future for youth and youth workers, hand in hand with technology. The gratitude goes out to everyone who contributed to the success of this meeting. Here’s to the continued success and positive impact of “Blockchained Youth Work” for the recognition and validation of this exciting field.


The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ KA2 Programme of the European Commission.


Why Out of the Box International

The seemingly ever-lasting depression of European economies has shaken the very foundations of many European societies. The shear rate of unemployment in Europe and the omnipresent environmental crisis coupled with the often frustratingly slow process of decision making in the EU, are calling for civil society actors to step in and fill the void.

In the aftermath of the 2008. economic crisis, the apprehension of falling under the spell of apathy of economic depression across the continent has not been easy to shake off. However, pinpointing the culprits for the current state of affairs on any particular EU decision maker is not the answer. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the current approach to the economic and environmental crisis hasn’t yet shown the affected citizens the light at the end of the tunnel.

As representatives of the civil society we feel the need to make our voice heard in the midst of the current debate on economic crisis. Being a social enterprise we offer new and feasible ideas in education and community work, creative cross-sectorial cooperation among different actors and strong networking coalitions to turn these dire economic challenges into possibilities through social entrepreneurship initiatives which aim at benefiting wide range of citizens, particularly vulnerable groups and those affected by the economic crisis.

Social entrepreneurship is a simple concept that has been put into practice by civil society actors for the benefit of a specific social group or people, and this is precisely what we want: to create projects and initiatives with fresh ideas in different policies, educational programs or tools, support businesses, empower cultural initiatives and offer different solutions to individuals, corporate bodies, everybody who believe that we can have more Creative, Innovative and Cohesive Europe.


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