Study visit: Youth work in Schools

Location: Lahti, Finland

Dates: 17-21 May 2020

Number of participants: 2

Participating countries: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

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Organizer: Finnish National Agency, EDUFI

Deadline to apply: 1 April 2020

Date of Selection: 20 April 2020

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Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Youth work in Schools

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Youth work and schools have history over decades of educational partnership among the school aged children and teenagers in Finland. Different municipalities have different approaches to how schools and youth work are working together. Nevertheless, they all share similarities in their past learning curve and challenges

This study visit aims to have an overview of different kind of co-operation models and methods used in youth work in schools in Finland. A specific aim is to support the increase of knowledge and competencies of participants and organizations involved. During the study visit participants will be challenged to recognize the best practises that could be transferred to their own work. We will NOT focus on the Finnish school system, or  getting to know practice of teaching nor the existing curriculum of Finnish schools, more than it’s adequate to understand the frame of the work

The study visit will consist of a practical part: visit the local youth work actors  and in activities focused on evaluation and recognizing opportunities in participants own organizations.


3 working days of activities in a group with facilitator. We will use field visits to projects and organizations, reflection/debriefing activities and in general non formal methods will be preferred.

Participant Profile:

The target group for the study visit in Lahti are youth workers willing to enhance their competencies in the field of youth work in schools.

Other characteristics are:

– to have interest in starting / developing better co-operation between youth sector and education sector

– to have experience in the youth work sector

– to be interested in developing new projects on youth work in schools in the framework of European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+

– to be able to communicate and work in English

– to be able to attend the full study visit

– wish to learn from each other’s during debate and evaluation