The Netherlands Youth Institute participates in different European knowledge networks focused on youth and families. The goal is to exchange knowledge and practices between countries, with the Netherlands Youth Institute providing the Dutch perspective.
Eurochild is a network of organizations and individuals working across Europe to improve the quality of life for children and young people. Eurochild has 135 members in 35 European countries and is funded by the European Commission. The Netherlands Youth Institute is currently co-chair of Eurochild’s thematic working group on family and parenting support.
European Knowledge Centre for Youth Policy
The European Knowledge Centre for Youth Policy (EKCYP) is an online database with knowledge and information on young people across Europe. Its goal is to enhance knowledge transfers on youth research, policy and practice in Europe and beyond. Linked to the EKCYP is a network of national correspondents, all of which are youth policy specialists responsible for collecting national data. The Netherlands Youth Institute is the Dutch national correspondent for the EKCYP. The Netherlands Youth Institute is the Dutch national correspondent for the EKCYP and compiled the Country sheet the Netherlands 2016 .
The Pool of European Youth Researchers
The Pool of European Youth Researchers consists of 25 researchers from different European countries, including the Netherlands. This pool provides a platform for consultation and knowledge exchange on new developments in the field of youth research and youth policy at European and national levels. It also provides the European Union and the Council of Europe with advice and perspective on youth policy strategies, trends and developments.
European Social Network
The European Social Network (ESN) is a network for local public social services in Europe. The ESN has more than 120 member organizations in 35 countries, including national associations of directors, departments of social welfare within government, regions, counties and municipalities, funding and regulatory agencies, universities and other research and development organizations. The Netherlands Youth Institute participates in a peer review and compiles a country profile on child care services in the Netherlands.
Youth Wiki National Correspondents Network
The European Commission's Youth Wiki National Correspondents Network supports and facilitates European cooperation in the field of youth by providing information on national youth policies and initiatives. The Netherlands Youth Institute is contributing by creating the Dutch Youth Wiki: a comprehensive database on national structures, policies and actions supporting young people, which will be online in 2017. Currently, 27 European countries are participating in the Youth Wiki project, which is supported by the EU's Erasmus+ Programme.
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