16 February 2018

We are starting the Eastern Partnership Capacity building project (KA2) - International Youth Studies: Curricula, Distance learning course and open educational materials (InYouS)

InYouS project is developed by Federation of Youth Clubs (Armenia) and its partners from Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Turkey, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and  Romania. The project will ameliorate the recognition of youth work and non-formal education through development of certified “International youth studies” curricula (and organizing a distance-learning course for youth workers) and open educational materials for European Higher Education Institutions.

Project duration: January 2018 – June 2019


Through developed curricula the project will enhance the quality of the human resources available to youth policy and practice in Europe, in line with the Lisbon Strategy, the European Youth Pact and the EU Youth Strategy. It contributes also to the modernization of higher education by designing an integrated course for an international and multilingual student body. The project’s educational principles positively value the accumulated experience and skills of practitioners from partner youth networks upgrading their qualifications and engaging in expansive professional development.

  • Stimulating and strengthening integration of non-formal education and formal education at universities through establishment of certified course on International youth studies. 
  • Creating bridges between formal and non-formal education, youth policy and practice in order to release innovation potential to raise the quality of educational and social service to Europe’s young people, to promote career flexibility and mobility, and to assert the value and utility of evidence-based policy and practice; 
  • Strengthening human potential in youth field by building a critical mass of quality youth workers; 
  • Promoting international recognition of the youth work and non-formal education through developing and adopting award criteria that are in line with formal educational system; 

  • April 2018: Conference in Yerevan, Armenia 
  • July 2018: Mobility of youth workers - Training Course in Georgia 
  • September 2018 - Youth Exchange in the Czech Republic 
  • November 2018 - Youth Exchange in Ukraine 
  • April 2019 - Evaluation Meeting in Belgium

Learn more about GEYC's understanding of youth work.