Best practices in organisations are methods or techniques that have been
accepted to achieve greater results in youth work.
JECI-MIEC best practices were gathered during the Training Session
“Today’s Students = Tomorrow’s Responsables; Capacity Building for
Students NGO’s in Europe” that was held in Malta from 5 to 12 September
2021 and was supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council
of Europe.
     Student members of Catholic Youth NGO’s gathered for a week in Malta
and selected best practices based on the content on the pillars of the activity:
mental well being, communication, organisation and project planning.
     The criteria in order to select best practices were efficiency, ethicality and
*This publication was produced by European Coordination JECI-MIEC
with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.
It does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Council of Europe.

Projects & trainings

- Ask help for fundraising, contact the partners and the funders for advice.
Example: EYF is very helpful
Tips: follow document and the eligibility criteria, be concise while writing, take
ownership of your project co-financing by development projects with other youth
organisations at EU level.
Suggestion: Apply for activities at the European Youth Centers in Budapest
or Strasbourg

- Trainings of how to express mental health issues
- Doing best practices activities more times
- Training for new leaders before they take their position
- Training Session for leaders
- Training session/study session linked to a way to get involved in IYCS/IMCS
- Training members of the movements to learn to look for quality info

- Make committee groups with the participants
- Establish ground and house rules
- Brainstorming
- Teamwork
- Encourage participants to use sustainable ways of traveling for less than
- Respect the time
- Include buffer time between sessions and meals
- Coffee breaks
- Ensuring that the games or sessions are not discriminative against any gender
- Use of Manuals and Handbooks of the Council of Europe (Manuals and
handbooks (
- Use of the Online Youth Portfolio of the Council of Europe to assess the
competences of the Youth Worker and of the organisation and to plan activities
in a “quality assurance framework”