Let’s start locally!

After our transnational coordination meeting in Dublin, Ireland, every partner organisation started preparing the first phase of local activities to be carried out in each country. The first activity in the agenda was an analysis of the situation in each country to collect the needed information to define the results and impact the 2014-2020 Erasmus+ programme in the field of Youth has had on its participants, involved organisations and local population.

Then we moved on to identifying existing Erasmus+ projects in the field of youth that have been recognised as a “Good Practice” at a national level in each country, paying special attention to projects about evaluation and measuring the impact of the E+ programme on direct participants, organisations and local community as well as identifying existing good practice tools for evaluating and measuring the impact in projects cofinanced by the E+ programme in each country.

As part of the local activities I phase, we also had to hold meetings and contact with young people, youth workers, youth leaders, professionals, policy makers, educators, trainers, etc., in the field of youth that have participated in E+ Youth projects, in each country for making the project public, increase its visibility and reflect on the impact the programme has had on its participants (round table).

In some cases, due to COVID-19 restrictions, some of the activities were delayed and/or carried on online (specially the meetings with stakeholders), but all partner countries carried out this entire first phase of local activities successfully!