YEU PET â€“ the platform of trainers and organizers finally here
Something new is happening in YEU. Proudly we introduce you the YEU PET. Yes, yes the PET, YEU People on Training and Education.
I think that there is no other idea that was going around in YEU for a longer time than the pool of trainers. Ever since YEU took a deeper step in providing non-formal education activities, the idea came as a need by itself. Unfortunately thanks to lack of time and resources we could not implement it so far.
Today it has become a trend in the European youth work to establish pool or platform for its experts/trainers/educators and very often finishes with the moment of just being created. There are different positive and negative cases with different pools and we tried to see both sides before deciding the best approach in creating this body. The idea is not just to create a pool, but to create a vision that will show YEU as one of the most advanced networks and will support our organizational development.
Preparatory meeting held in Brussels:
In the middle of April a meeting was organized in the YEU office in Brussels. The meeting brought together the Secretary General Marko Paunovic, Project Manager Triin Adamson , Rui Afonso as selected Coordinator of the PET and a trainer who contributed a lot in the YEU education and training agenda. The meeting was supported by the Governing Board with participation of GB Member Ivana Davidovska. For two days this team discussed and further developed the idea about YEU People on Training and Education. We believe that we manage to create something that will serve for the benefit and empowerment not only within YEU, but in wider youth work practices. YEU PET is a platform of TRAINERS and ORGANISERS, people who share the values of YEU and know the steps for the most effective path towards our vision.
The creation of PET shows the intention of YEU to gather and use the resources and capacity we have and further work on knowledge management, empowering member organizations, coaching our members and youth workers. The PET is a space to further develop and strengthen our members’ competences. Therefore we intend to invest in mentoring, thematic meetings, and systems for regular communication.
Supporting the educational and organizational side of YEU and our MOs:
In addition, we would like to point out the benefits that Member Organizations and YEU in general will have. The PET will serve for the activities of YEU International and Member Organisations, and will support the educational and organizational side of these events by providing competences and strengthening the capacity of the organizations.
Further information about the conditions to apply as a member for PET, see in the section of “Calls”.