The project of Youth work in schools, YWIS, develops youth work in educational environments. The aim is to define the role and opportunities of youth work in schools. Another aim is to incorporate informal education opportunities to formal education and to integrate the objectives of youth work and curricula. YWIS further increases the quality of youth work through four themes: sustainable development, democracy education, student wellbeing work and strengthening the sense of community.
YWIS consists of four work packages: Project management, Best practices of local networks, Mixing and testing best practices and Arranging learning and teaching activities. YWIS organises transnational meetings, workshops and training, and publishes materials and reviews concerning youth work in schools for international use. Moreover, each partner establishes local collaboration and disseminates the results through national networks.
After YWIS youth work in schools is better identified in partner organisations and regions. Cooperation between schools and youth work organisations is established to facilitate and develop young people’s informal education. Youth work is better integrated into school curricula and practices. Youth workers’ competence has strengthened and new contents have been introduced to carry out youth work in schools.
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Anneli Meisterson; Kuressaare Noortekeskus 2021