This project is focused on creating conditions for licensing of youth workers in Serbia which will be in line with the existing EU standards. Licensing provides assurance that a certain person has the competences necessary for performing their job. Within this project, the curricula for future youth workers will be created. For those who already have experience and skills in youth work, an exam paper will be defined. Completing this exam paper will be another way to obtain a youth workers’ licence. In order to make sure that our model is aligned with the existing EU models, representatives of Serbian Youth Work CSOs and relevant institutions (Ministry of Youth and Sport, Provincial Secretariat for Sport and Youth, Ministry of Education, National Employment Bureau, Republic Statistical Office and Ministry of Labour and Social Policy) learned about EU standards and examples of best practice in youth workers’ licensing. This took place through a study visit to Brussels and a training course delivered by EU experts in Serbia. Within the study visit, there was a workshop focused on developing future partnership between Serbian and EU CSOs.
The participants of these activities went into working groups on developing the curricula and the exam papers for Youth Workers and Youth Activists. The next task is to define the role, tasks and criteria for selection of the Qualification Board members, the body that will later be formed to manage the licensing process. The work on promotion of Youth Work vocation takes place simultaneously with these processes. In the final event in t
To enhance professionalization of youth work services in Serbia aligned with EU models of best practice Professionalization of youth work requires creation of sustainable structures in youth care network and quality assurance of Youth Work programs. This project is creating a platform for youth work professionalization in Serbia and creating new contacts with EU partners by a) establishing and strengthening sustainable partnership between Serbian and EU CSOs and government representatives in the field of Youth Work, (b) improving capacities of Serbian stakeholders in the field of Youth Work, as well as (c) by developing and promotion of mechanisms for Youth Workers licensing and accreditation.