During the TCP meeting this year, for the first time in this phase IV of the Program, Euromed Youth Units (EMYUs) of Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Israel had the possibility of meeting European National Agencies (NAs) of the Youth in Action program.
The four Euromed Youth Units present in Vienna from the 23th to the 27th September 2012 experienced an additional moment of training, a space of exchange of good practices with the NAs and a stage to valorize the Euromed Youth Program on a European level.
The TCP seminar is one of the activity in which the Euromed Youth Units should take part mandatory to potentially increase knowledge and skills and to develop partnerships with NAs.
The Training and Co-operation Plan (TCP) is an instrument for National Agencies (NAs) for the Youth in Action program (managed by DG EAC of the European Commission) to support the development of youth work in Europe and the European co-operation in the youth filed. This seminar, endorsing the implementation of the NA work plans, is set up annually by the NAs in negotiation with their national ministries and the European Commission.
64 people were present representing the 27 EU National Agencies (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) and the other Program countries: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Croatia.
The aim of having EMYUs in Vienna for the TCP was to support the development of new cooperation including organizations and new projects in view for 2013, which will be rich in events and activities such as the EuroMed Youth Awards, a Seminar on Unemployment and a Training course (TC) on environment in Jordan; a Study Visit Youth Work and Inclusion foreseen in Israel, a TC on Youth Participation in Egypt and a Study visit on Youth Work in the Palestinian Authority.
TCP meeting started with a comprehensive presentation of the Euromed Youth Program. The work done by Tunisian EMYU was exposed as good practice and as a result of the previous TCP meeting 2011, from whom will be conceived a new collection called «Youth Work in...» inspired by the visit After the Arab Spring: youth work reality carried last June 2012; other Euromed Youth countries hosting actions in 2013 will feed this anthology during the year.
Afterwards, each EMYU introduced them self and the project proposal for next year in front of Youth in Action National Agencies. In the course of the week many cooperation projects reached out either on a financial level or by sending participants foreseeing a very promising year for Euromed Youth Program.