MyPocketSkill appointed as UK Youth Wiki Policy Correspondent to the European Commission.
A European Commission funded initiative to share information and policy relevant to children and young people, to improve the knowledge and evidence-base for future youth policy and research.
MyPocketSkill, a provider of strategy and digital services in the field of youth policy, financial capability and employability skills, has been appointed as UK Correspondent to the European Commission (EC) on youth policy. MyPocketSkill will provide 27 participating countries, the Commission and other stakeholders with timely updated information on youth policies and contextual information on young people across the UK. The UK Correspondent team will provide comparable, accessible information for policy-makers and academics and will assist in supporting policy actions and broader cooperation in the field of youth within the European Union, as part of the Erasmus+ programme.
Information is shared on a best-practice and knowledge sharing tool, Youth Wiki, which provides a comprehensive and regularly updated source of information, policy priorities and the wider landscape for youth across all participating countries. The programme will support improved knowledge across eight fields of action: education and training, employment and entrepreneurship, health and well-being, participation, voluntary activities, social inclusion, youth and the world and creativity and culture.
Matthew Harker, MyPocketSkill Director, said:
“We are delighted to be a central part of this important programme, which has the potential to deliver a step-change in the way that EC countries think about youth policy. There is a huge amount to be gained in providing clear and accessible information to help broaden our understanding of what works and to inform and shape future policy.”
MyPocketSkill is a social impact company specialising in strategy and digital services for young people. Our team provides information and services to those formulating evidence-based policy. We also provide a digital platform to connect children and young people with opportunities to earn pocket money and use their skills to gain experience.
Erasmus+ is a European funding programme for Education, Youth, Training and Sport. The Youth specific element of the programme is divided into three key actions to support:
Young people and youth workers participate in international exchanges to develop new skills, volunteer and or learn about different European cultures and practices.
Organisations are granted funding to pursue innovative collaborations with EU partner organisations and share best practice.
Funding to encourage young people to participate in Structured Dialogue, or youth voice activities that will influence domestic and or European Level decision makers.