YouNet promotes, designs and carries out: learning mobility and european active citizenship activities; medium and long term volunteering and learning projects; cultural exchanges; scholastic and vocational guidance; cultural, social, sport, recreational and editorial activities; seminar and formative training aimed to organisations, social workers and citizens; formative, promotional and informative initiative related to specific themes linked to the above mentioned topics.
YouNet work is based on active participation and involvement, non formal and informal education and cross-sectoral multidisciplinary approach. YouNet cooperates with: public institutions especially at local and regional level; schools, universities, vocational and other education institutions; public and private social inclusion organizations (e.g. underage prisons); other NGOs; ….
YouNet is particularly active in the field of youngsters with fewer opportunities and risk groups (ex-offenders, drug addicts, youngsters in rehabilitation centres, migrants…). Most of the activists of YouNet were involved in youth exchanges, leader trainings and seminars on social inclusion and youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds. YouNet itself organise projects and activities on social inclusion at a local and international level.
YouNet through formal agreement with the local and regional Europe Direct, the municipality of Bologna and the Emilia-Romagna Region runs at the premises of the municipality of Bologna a infopoint on transnational learning mobility (volunteering, study, internships, …) in which twice a week YouNet staff give information and support to youngsters and citizens that want to make intercultural, training, education and working experience abroad.
YouNet is accredited as EVS Coordinating, Hosting and Sending Organization since 2010 and has been involved as applicant or partner in more than 50 EVS projects since 2011. YouNet has developed strong knowledge in the EVS field thanks as well to its coordinating role in 2 centalized EVS projects involving and 20+ volunteers and 4 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, America).