The YEPP Concept of Change is a long-term engagement with a process and model that has taken more than 10 years to develop and has been proven to empower communities and individuals that make up those communities.
The YEPP Concept of Change is designed as a package for those communities outside the YEPP Community Network that wish to implement the “YEPP” approach and methodology and become a YEPP Local Site. It includes the training and coaching on the YEPP Concept of Change – a holistic, systemic and needs-oriented approach which is a model for working towards community and youth empowerment in a participatory way while using close cross-sectorial partnerships. Part of the package is the YEPP Practitioners’ Handbook - a practical step-by-step guide on how to implement the YEPP Concept of Change. It was published in two editions: the first edition in 2003 and the second edition in 2009.
The Concept of Change package is planned as a long-term training and coaching process with a series of transnational and local support measures. It reflects the multi-level approach to integrated work at local, regional, national and transnational level. Ultimately, it is a tool to build strategic alliances at local level to advocate for policies in support of youth and community empowerment, social inclusion and active citizenship of disadvantaged young people while at the same time supporting stakeholders to carry out international policy and advocacy work to sustain social changes.
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