Examples of ICY activities are:
- Our annual InterCity – conference
Our last one, “YOUTH WORK: Learning for life, learning for labour” was held in October 17-19, 2016 in Cinisello Balsamo, Italy. The next conference will be held November 15-17, 2017 in Leuven, Belgium.
- Common projects
Eight ICY members are now running an Erasmus+ Strategic partnership on common quality indicators for youth work.
Two ICY members have won a European Commissions tender and will write a practical handbook on quality development.
Another group of members is planning a common project on peer review in youth work.
ICY is already an important European actor and voice on behalf of local youth work. As an example we are represented in the work group that is drafting new Council of Europe recommendations on youth work and we are in dialogue with the European Commission on EVS.
- Board meetings
ICY has two to three board meetings per year. On these we take decisions on common issues but we also have a lot of interesting discussions on current youth work topics such as how to handle young refugees and youth work relations to the labor market.
A lot of exchange is taking place between our members. Groups of staff and/or young people are visiting each other in order to get new knowledge and inspiration.
ICY is also planning to arrange seminars for both persons responsible for youth work and youth workers on current topics.
ICY builds on the needs, wishes and ideas of its members – so does its activities. As a member your suggestions will be most welcome!