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Starting Up Manual

Starting Up Manual

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Published by: Ciprian Dragomir on Dec 19, 2011
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Introduction:Starting Up Local Youth Work 31.The importance of having a youth organisation 52.The youth organisation:step by step72.1 What is a youth organisation? 72.2 Structuring the youth organisation 82.3 Life cycle of a youth organisation 93.Main topics 113.1 Members 113.2 Volunteers and leaders 133.3 Recruitment163.4 Network and contacts 203.5 Activities 223.6 Motivation 273.7 Skills 293.8 Training courses 313.9 Evaluation 323.10 Communication and Public Relations 343.11 Vision and Common Values373.12 Infrastructure 393.13 Money 413.14 Timeline433.15 Tips and Suggestions 463.16 Dos and Donts484.Stories from different youth organisations 494.1 Romania 494.2 Kosovo 514.3 Poland 545.Your story 57Participants seminar Starting Up Local Youth Work 200258Colophon61
Starting Up
In the year 2000,JINT vzw set up a platform for youth organisations for creating innovative pro- jects in cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).Several Flemish youth organisationsinvited their sister-organisation in the CEE countries to work together in further developing youthwork and youth policy in Flanders and in Central and Eastern Europe.The project was namedemPOWERment!The platform offers the possibility of exchanging knowhow and experience in methodologies,increating networks and in promoting the region.Several projects were set up by the participatingorganisations,and trainings and seminars are being held all over Europe on diverse themes withthe support of the Flemish community,the European Youth Programme,the European YouthFoundation and national governments of the partner organisations.To create an added value to the Youth Field both in Flanders as in the CEE countries,the parti-cipating organisations decided to write the results of the cooperation and international meetingsdown inthe form of a manual.At this point,the three thematic manuals available are:Starting Up Local Youth WorkVolunteer ManagementOrganisational Management - Trainstorm ‘03These emPOWERment manuals try to pass trough in a modest way,the information and theexperience gathered during the several trainings and seminars.These manuals were achieved withthe help of many people and want to address to youth workers,both new in the field as expe-rienced.If you want to know more,if you have questions about emPOWERment,if you want to commentthis manual,you can always visit the website www.cnip.jint.be or contact JINT vzw,the suppor-ting office for emPOWERment in Brussels,or contact the emPOWERment partner in your coun-try.Contact information can be found in appendix.We wish you a nice reading and an ethusiast engagement in the youth work!emPOWERment
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