Association of Estonian Open Youth Centres (AEYC) is a nationwide umbrella organisation which connects youth centers from whole Estonia. AEYC was founded on 9th November 2001. Currently, the association has approximately 188 youth centres- who, in Estonia, are considered the main youth work service providers in the local municipalities- from all over country as its members.
AEYC aim is to create a network of youth centers in Estonia, support the activities on the local level and partnership activities between members on the national level. AEYC cooperates with state and local governments, youth organizations in Estonia and abroad, and other institutions involved in youth work.
The association is supporting new and existing youth centres, analyzing current situation and needs of youth centres, supporting youth workers, organizing seminars and trainings, introducing new methods in youth work, arranging information exchange between different actors, sharing ideas and inputs for national youth policy.
AEYC develops local and international projects and partnership shaping youth policy at national and local level. Since 2015 AEYC is EVS hosting, sending and coordinating organisation and is currently actively taking part in international collaborations within Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps, mainly strategic partnership projects, youth workers mobilities, and volunteering activities.
In the daily work of developing youth work, European values and good practices learned from other countries are strongly considered in addition to the framework documents regulating Estonian youth work. We value the opportunities to continuously learn, exchange and share ideas and good practices as well as strengthen our partner network. We aim to provide international youth work experience, opportunities to learn from and to be inspired by different practices, to more and more youth centres, youth workers and young people.
For young people interested in non-formal education and work with children and youth, we provide opportunities for long-term voluntary service in youth centres in Estonia. You might find the motivation to join our youth centres from this video. We also support Estonian young people willing to embark on a volunteering journey abroad.
Contact us to discuss any possible cooperation opportunities and/or to ask about current vacancies for volunteering:
Eesti Avatud Noortekeskuste Ühendus/ Association of Estonian Open Youth Centres
National ID: 80165169
Erasmus+ PIC: 940026613
EVS accreditation reference: 2015-1-EE01-KA110-013486
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, +372 5851 9180