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Open Digital Europe

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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.

Social Businesses

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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.

Solidarity Europe

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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.

European Project

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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 project The Blockchained Youth Work will bring refreshment to the youth work field by developing innovative digital solutions that will be applicable beyond the youth sector and youth work by providing a common language and value base. It aims to legitimize the work done in the youth sector, enhance the quality of educational practices, and support the experience that youth workers do for society through innovation. The idea was born based on the analysis of the youth work forms and the valorization and recognition of youth work in the partner countries. Partners have noticed that youth workers are often marginalized and invisible in society in terms of their positive work and impact on society and are determined to address this to make youth work more recognizable and stronger.

Objectives of the project

  • Create a quality framework for educational practices in the field of youth.
  • Pilot the innovative platform based on blockchain technology for the validation, recognition, quality assurance and supply of youth work-relevant learning outcomes.
  • Advocate for the quality of youth work at the national, regional and EU level.

Alongside working on all project results, OTB will lead the ADVOCACY FOR THE QUALITY OF YOUTH WORK design that will be done through: a Collection of national key issues in partner countries related to youth work recognition and validation – current state analysis; Creating recommendations for 4 national advocacy plans; Creating recommendations for the EU advocacy plan and Creating a quality advocacy plan and follow up activities plan.


The project is implemented by 6 partners: Croatian Youth Network (MMH) (Croatia), Out of the Box International (Belgium), National Youth Council of Slovenia (Slovenia), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Österreichische Kinder und Jugendertretung verein (Austria), National association of youth workers (Serbia).


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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