Youth Music and Cultural Entrepreneurship in Iceland

Youth Music and Cultural Enterpreneurship

As part of our Erasmus+ project “Youth Music and Cultural Entrepreneurship” Youth Work Ireland took part in a transnational meeting in Iceland hosted by our partners Samfés . This project involves five other European partners who were all in attendance; UK Youth, Youth CYMRU (Wales), Youth Scotland, Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre and Youth Action Northern Ireland.  Our organisation, Youth Work Ireland, is the lead partner.

The final output of this project aims to design an online toolkit for those looking to use music as a tool to engage and retain young people in youth services while supporting them to learn new skills within the creative and music industries.

These meetings where facilitated by the project manager and Irish Youth Music Awards Director Barry Lennon. The aim of these meetings marked a significant milestone in the projects life cycle with a pilot toolkit already designed and piloted by Youth Work Irelands IYMAs hubs over the past year and a review process already in place. It also developed project teams for the project partners to start developing the web spec and to map current content to a web based format rather than a text based document.

The meetings also provided a great opportunity to share information about each partners current music projects, offer advice to each other and created an opportunity to plan towards new projects.
As part of this visit Barry was also invited to present a guest lecture about the Irish Youth Music Awards programme at Samfés biggest National Conference in Laugarvatn outside of Reykjavik and while there, he also hosted a workshop about the Erasmus+ project “Youth Music and Cultural Entrepreneurship”.

Thanks to Erasmus+ and Leargas for supporting this project.

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