With the support of the Youth in Action Programme of the European Union and the partnership with the Council of Europe, ERYICA together with 25 other partners from Africa and Europe organised a Summer University on Youth Information and Counselling.
Around 120 youth workers and young people, coming from 6 African countries –Burundi, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Sao Tome and Principe and Uganda, and from 24 European countries – Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, participated in this important initiative in the field of youth information and counselling in Braga, Portugal from 14 to 19 June.
The Summer University has been a space dedicated to the development of youth policies in Europe and in Africa, based on the importance of quality youth information and counselling for young people. It focused the discussion on the state of the art of youth information and counselling as a starting point to support and develop the provision at local, national and regional level of youth information and counselling services. The University held a number of different activities using non-formal education methodologies and also expert presentations, regional working groups, workshops and intercultural activities.
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