Mykola Pekh Award for the YEU Youth Worker of the Year 2016
Dear YEU Member Organisations,
YEU is opening for the second time a call for Mykola Pekh Award for the YEU Youth Worker of the Year 2016.
Youth Workers are exceptional examples of commitment and dedication, through this award we would like to honour your work and the story that each one of you tries to transmit. The main role of youth work is to create a safe environment and opportunities for the active participation of young people. In this way youth work provides learning spaces through programmes that are needs–centred and have a social‐constructivist approach. These different processes give young people the opportunity to gain competences, skills, experiences and knowledge that could be important for the success in life. The youth worker plays an important role in giving and providing support and assists in the personal, social and educational development of young people in order to help them to be better prepared to face challenges in life and become active citizens in society.
YEU decided to name this award after our friend and leader of our Member Organization Institute of Ukrainian Studies Mykola Pekh who has passed away last year. Mykola gave great contribution to YEU work. Youth work and constant fight for improvement of youth rights in Ukraine and Europe in general were his life and passion. Being a president of our Member Organization Institute of Ukrainian studies, he gave enormous contribution changing the everyday life of youth with disabilities, or as we call it difabilities, by giving his personal example that everything is possible. Sharing his enthusiasm in making this world a better place for young people, we are sure that his legacy will live on through our continued work. All of us who knew him were privileged to work with him.
In order to nominate a youth worker from your organization please fill in the application form in which are you explaining why this person should receive the award.
Deadline for applying is November 1st 23:59 CET. Apply here.
Results will be announced by November 10th. Awarded youth worker will be invited to join us in YEU General Assembly in Brussels, November 25-26th 2016 to receive the award.