ImpactYOUth: Measuring Youth Development Together

Regional Brussels, Belgique

The European Scout Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) invites you to join the Final Dissemination event of the MIYO project, an Erasmus+ funded initiative implemented jointly by WOSM, YMCA and the National University of Maynooth. The ImpactYOUth event marks the end of the project and aims to present the project's final output: the MIYO Impact measurement toolkit. Join us on 22 February 2023 in Brussels, Belgium, to learn about the methodology, the pilot studies and network and reflect on the future of youth impact measurement.

About the Project

Youth organisations play a pivotal role in the fabric of society. By nurturing personal development, we enable young individuals to acquire essential life skills such as leadership, teamwork, and effective interpersonal communication. These skills form a cornerstone for an individual's successful navigation through life, fostering self-confidence and resilience.

Throughout the history of youth work, its positive impact has been captured and presented through different compelling narratives: individual success stories, humanitarian actions, or community development accounts. Each narrative has illustrated the immense value of our work. However, to truly understand the full extent of our impact and enhance our programmes for even more significant effect, we recognised the need for a robust and applicable research methodology.

The MIYO project aims to reinforce links between research, policy, and practice by increasing the empirical evidence of the impact of youth programmes. The cross-sectoral collaboration between the youth sector and academia will ensure the methodology is academically valid and reflects youth organisations' actual needs and capacity.

The project's final output, the impact assessment toolkit, is being tested in six member organisations and will be publicly accessible, allowing over 300 youth organisations belonging to WOSM and YMCA networks and beyond to access, test, and study the methodology, research guidelines, and resources. Youth organisations will have full access to the data collection and analysis tools and be better equipped to evaluate and improve their educational offer. Through a strong dissemination dimension, MIYO partners aim to build synergies between policymakers, youth associations, and the research community, linking participatory and inclusive research to evidence-based decision-making.

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