adaptation of existing activities and youth policies to European and international standards
Together with the specific outcomes linked to the development of youth organisations, impacts of the programme on the developments in youth work and youth policies are tangible and likely to lead to greater impact on civil society in the longer term. Among others, the programme: • helps promoting the concept of “youth work” and youth activities and distinguish them from sport activities; • brings a new EU or international dimension to existing activities and youth policies; • enhances participating NGOs’ willingness and capacity to influence youth policies, by creating an arena where youth organisation get a chance to meet, and by raising youth initiatives.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
EuroMed Youth programme
The aims of the EuroMed Youth programme are to facilitate the integration of young people into social and professional life and to stimulate the democratisation of the civil society of the Mediterranean partners by stimulating active citizenship within local communities and by promoting active participation of young people. The EuroMed Youth programme activities concern Youth for Europe exchanges, European Voluntary Service and support measures.
Evaluierung der Aktivität
This report presents the findings of the mid-term evaluation of the EuroMed Youth programme, whose pilot phase started in 1999 for a period of two years. The evaluation was undertaken by ECOTEC Research and Consulting for the European Commission and contracted for the period June 2001 to August 2001. They key objective of the evaluation was to assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the EuroMed Youth programme, as well as its impact and achievement of the general and specific objectives. The evaluation focused on reviewing, in quantitative and qualitative terms, progress on the current programme (including its strengths, weaknesses and main obstacles faced), on regional and national coordination, on the Mediterranean Youth Forum and to identify possible needs for reorientation for the subsequent implementation phase.
June to August 2001