UNDP partners with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine to launch the programme “Youth worker”

13 Jun 2014

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June 11, 2014 UNDP hosted the workshop presenting the educational program “Youth Worker.” The long-term program is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine and the Research Institute for Family and Youth Policies.

The programme aims at civil servants working with youth in the regions and leaders of youth NGOs in the format of combined training. The goal of the programme is to ensure sufficient knowledge of the priorities, trends and tasks of the youth policies of Ukraine, EU and other best practices regions; conduct training on project management, fundraising and personal competencies of Youth Workers; inform the participants about the best national and world practices of partnership building, public services monitoring and  other programs for Youth Workers world-wide.

The workshop brought together the expert community from all over Ukraine. This included civil servants working in regional youth departments, youth NGOs, international agencies as well as representatives of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and State Institute for Family and Youth Policy. The participants highly appreciated the initiative to launch such a programme and highlighted its importance for bringing closer the governmental and nongovernmental sectors.

During the workshop a number of topics were discussed, evaluated and endorsed that will be included in the curriculum of future training. The main modules discussed were: youth policy; organization of work with youth; programme/project management; personal competencies; tools of cooperation between government agencies and NGOs; and best practices.

The selected training modules will be advertised through open tender and included in the training curriculum, methods of presentation and direct implementation.

The Programme “Youth Worker” in the long perspective will become mandatory for all civil servants working with youth.