Non-Formal Education Working Group met in Brussels this weekend!

Over the weekend, the European Youth Forum Working Group on Non-Formal Education (WG NFE) met for the third time in its mandate to share the latest developments in their work plan and identify further actions towards recognition of non-formal education.

Structured around thematic areas, the working group planned the next steps in its work around the main processes that it is currently following.

These include: the implementation of the Youth Forum’s 3rd training cycle on Quality Assurance in Non-Formal Education; the Research on The Impact of Non-Formal Education in youth organisations on young people’s employability, commissioned by the Forum to the University of Bath/GHK consortium; and, the Strasbourg Process, emerged from the Symposium on ‘Recognition of youth work and non-formal learning/education in the youth field’ held last November in Strasbourg.

Initial planning for this year’s NFE Week was also among the main tasks of this weekend’s meeting. Held annually since 2006, this event will bring together youth organisations, institutional and social partners, as well as other educational providers, to engage in an open space discussion on key issues related to non-formal education. The main focus of the NFE Week will be on the contribution of NFE to young people’s employability. This year the event will be held from 28 to 31 October in Brussels.

The Working Group on Non-Formal Education is instrumental in taking further the European Youth Forum’s current strategic priorities in this field, both through policy and advocacy as well as through implementation of concrete actions.
Its overall goal is to enhance the visibility of the role that youth organisations play as main NFE providers.

Source: European Youth Forum