ERYICA - European Youth Information and Counselling Agency
Koordinaatti is a member of the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency ERYICA, the European umbrella organisation for youth information and counselling services. ERYICA was founded in 1986. ERYICA’s responsibility is to strengthen the structures of youth information and counselling work and to promote co-operation at a European level. In order to support professional youth information and counselling workers, ERYICA develops and organises training in various forms. The basis for all the work is young people’s information needs and the European Youth Information Charter.
USE-IT Europe -verkosto
Koordinaatti joined the USE-IT Europe network in autumn 2012. Koordinaatti represents Finnish youth information and counselling services in the network. Members of the USE-IT network provide travel information targeted at and designed for young people by publishing brochures, maps and online services. USE-IT products are always designed and prepared by local young people. The products are non-commercial, free of charge and up to date.
By belonging to the USE-IT Europe network, Koordinaatti makes it possible to publish USE-IT products in Finland. The first USE-IT map was published in Helsinki in late summer 2012. The map was published by a team of young people with the support of Youth in Action programme. In city of Oulu young people have published two USE-IT Oulu maps in collaboration with Koordinaatti and a local youth information service in Oulu.
DesYIgn - Innovative Youth Information Service Design and Outreach (2019-2021)
Koordinaatti is one of the partners in DesYIgn-project which is financed by Erasmus+ KA2. Coordinator of the project is ERYICA. The aim of the project is to rethink how services are designed and to create tools and resources to allow youth workers and youth information workers to reach out to a maximum number of young people, especially those at risk of social exclusion. In order to do this, youth information providers need to be trained on new channels and tools, and on how to design their services in a user-centred and innovative manner to appeal and reach out to more young people.
This project uses service design methodologies and desk research. The service design is approached from a human-driven way of design thinking and doing. It starts from the needs and requirements of users and looks for solutions together with providers, users and other stakeholders.
Partners in the project are: ERYICA (Luxembourg), Youth Work Ireland (Ireland), Koordinaatti (Finland), Agence Nationale pour l'Information des Jeunes (Luxembourg), Dirección General de Juventud y Deportes de Madrid (Spain), ProMo Cymru (Wales), Aġenzija Żgħażagħ (Malta), Institut Valencià de la Joventut (Spain) and Åbo Akademi University (Finland).