The consortium is composed of:

1)Two large European Youth NGOs:

The project’s lead, Bureau Européen du Scoutisme, is the office leading the European Scout Region, part of the global organization the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) with 54 million members worldwide within 171 countries and 2 million in Europe across 40 different countries and 68 associations.

YMCA Europe also belongs to a large global network. YMCA Europe is present in 37 countries through 39 member organisations and over 4000 local branches. They reach more than 2 million young people every year. YMCA worldwide is present in 120 countries and reaches 64 million young people worldwide. YMCA is committed to promoting empowerment, social justice and peace for young people and their communities through four key areas – health, employment, civic engagement and environment.

2) One academic research partner

The department of Maynooth Department of Applied Social Studies includes a centre for youth research and development and has a specific focus on youth work research.

3) 6 National Youth Organisations affiliated to the 2 European NGOs

The 6 National youth organisations are all independent youth organisations affiliated to the 2 European Youth NGOs networks. They have been selected based on an open call circulated among the 2 networks, YMCA and WOSM. Close to 15 organisations applied. The selection was done based on the following criteria:

  • Geographical diversity: countries selected Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Czech-Republic, North Macedonia and Netherlands
  • Diversity of size in absolute and relative numbers (total outreach and penetration rate in comparison of the youth population): for example the Belgian National youth organisation reaches 7% of their youth population while North Macedonia is reaching less than 1% of the youth population.
  • Capacities to engage in the project, specific experience they can bring: in particular, Les Scouts will bring its vast experience in terms of dealing with e-learning training modules for youth leaders but also their previous experiences in dealing with impact evaluation projects. They have for example recently conducted a study with the University UCLouvain to measure the impact of a national activity.
  • Existing connections with their national youth councils and other peer youth organisations for their capacities to disseminate the project’s outputs at national level; All the partners are active members of their National Youth Council or other Youth Work national platforms.
  • A good balance between organisations that have been already involved in similar kind of Erasmus projects and newcomers: Scouterna and Les Scouts are for the first time involved in such a large European dimension project, while JUNAK and SIM have both a solid experience as partners to large Erasmus projects (K2 and K3).