Description of the project
The main objective of the project EDI Go is to support youth organizations working with young people through the strengthening and improvement of internal good practices promoting equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI practices). Indeed, the experts working with young people not often have the opportunity to review the inclusive practices within their organizations so that diverse people, experiences and voices could be effectively included in all aspects of their organization. This is the gap the project wants to fill and this will be done by creating recommendations and concrete steps for organizations to integrate EDI framework on the organization level that would prevent – and if needed overcome – different barriers young people face due disabilities, health problems, barriers linked to education and training systems, cultural differences, social barriers, economic barriers, barriers linked to discrimination and geographical barriers. By implementing this project, partners would have the resources and materials to support different types of organizations to evaluate and integrate a systematic approach to EDI practices within 6 dimensions of the organization: vision/ethos/mission, governance/leadership, physical building capacity/online presence, staff professional development, and community and partnerships. Partners with youth workers organization will review the EDI practices in their direct work with young people within curriculum/teaching, training and learning, and identify the practices that they could improve and/or add and support them in implementing those changes in the sustainable way.
The target groups of the project are:
- young people – will support the mapping of issues and challenges of equality, inclusion and diversity practices in the organizations in which they are beneficiaries and they will be part of the training for youth workers in capacity building activities;
- experts from partner organizations – will be part of the implementation of the capacity building activities and development of the key resources;
- youth workers/professionals from different organizations working with young people – will support the mapping of issues in EDI practices in their own organizations, then they will be supported in gaining capacity to understand and plan the whole organizational approach to EDI practices in their organizations and implement specific good practices within their organizations.
- Focus groups and interviews with youth workers of youth organizations for the report “Key issues in applying EDI practices in youth organizations – experience from 5 EU countries”
- Training for trainers
- Training for youth workers and young people on improving the EDI practices in 5 countries
- International conference and national promotion events
- Research Report: “Key issues in applying EDI in youth organizations – experience of five EU countries”: a comparative research report in the form of publication that will explore perspectives of young people and youth workers on what their equality, diversity and inclusion experiences are and on what are the main obstacles to their correct implementation.
- Tool Box “Resources for improvement of EDI practices using the whole-organizational approach” that will include Online assessment tool, EDI Charter Mark with recommendations, Good practice examples and Inclusive Language Guidelines.
- Training curriculum “Edi in my organization” on improving the EDI practices using the whole-organizational approach.
- Training for trainers’ package for improving EDI practices using the whole-organizational approach.
- EDI online platform with all the resources produced.
- Online publication “GOOD PRACTICES OF EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN ORGANIZATIONS” that will be a collection of 10 good practices examples on improving EDI in 5 countries.
- Min. 15 organizations working with young people selected for participation in 5 countries.
- 10 trainers from 5 partner countries participating to the training.
- 50 youth workers and young people trained within 25-hour long training on EDI practices.