Guide on Youth Participation in Youth Information Services

Year of production: 2022

Eurodesk and Eryica have published a joint publication on «Youth Participation in Youth Information Services».

Youth participation is essential to quality youth information. It supports the human rights of young people, contributes to democratic life and is an invaluable way of improving the work of youth information services. If we all agree on its value, implementing concrete measures to make it a reality is sometimes another story.

Eurodesk and Eryica have published this guide in order to clarify what is meant by youth participation in the context of youth information services. It provides guidelines on the various models and formats to ensure the meaningful participation of young people: content creation, peer-to-peer information, co-steering of the services and evaluation, assessment and feedback, as well as good practices from both networks.

No one model or format is more effective than another. A quality youth information service is likely to use a range of different models to support youth participation. Discover them in the guide!


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Eurodesk is a European youth information network created in 1990. As a support organisation to Erasmus+, Eurodesk makes information on learning mobility comprehensive and accessible to young people and those who work with them. With a network of 39 Eurodesk Centres connected to local information providers in 37 European countries, Eurodesk raises awareness on European opportunities and encourages young people to become active citizens. Eurodesk federates over 3000 so-called “multipliers and ambassadors” that are regional or local organisations working with young people, delivering youth information and advising young people on mobility opportunities. To ensure the quality of services in all 37 countries, Eurodesk offers its members quality training and support, and access to youth information services and tools.

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The European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA), is an independent organisation dedicated to ensuring young people have access to reliable information, helping them make informed decisions, fostering critical thinking, and encouraging active participation in society.